Salem United Methodist Church

Project Linus

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Project Linus

A Project Linus
blanket is like a big hug when you most need one!

Folks at Salem United Methodist Church decided to become a part of
 Project Linus when they learned how it could benefit children in crisis.

In October 2002, we officially started the Eastern Shore chapter of Project Linus. 
In March of 2003, project Linus held its first of many quilt show in the church
sanctuary and social hall.  The congregation and visitors enjoy the colorful display. 
By October 16, 2006, our chapter has donated more than 1600 blankets to sick and
hurting children on Delmarva.  The response to this mission of love has been heartening. 
Thank you notes from parents of the children have included photos of the kids,
a letter to the editor of our local paper, and other pleasant thoughts of gratitude
to the volunteers who make the kid-friendly blankets.  Blankets have been delivered
to area hospitals, including, McCready Hospital in Crisfield, Atlantic General Hospital
in Berlin, Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury and to the Al Dupont Children's
Hospital in Wilmington DE.  Other blankets have been personally given to children in
the area, and several have been given to the Pocomoke Fire Department and Pocomoke
Ambulance Company.  We owe much thanks to Robin Condon of Robinanne's Quilting Service,
for quilting many of the donated projects and for serving as a drop off site for blankets. 
Her enthusiasm has enabled us to spread the word about this mission project.

Project Linus is always in need of donations of yarn - 4 ply, washable,
and quilt batting.  Clean out your attic - partial skeins are okay. 

Project Linus also needs fabrics with interesting textures, large enough
to make 8" blocks for visually impaired children.
These are used to help blind toddlers learn to crawl.
We will accept any new, washable, handmade, kid-friendly blankets for the project. 
They may be quilted of cotton fabrics, knitted, crocheted, or sewn from flannel or fleece. 

Patterns may by found on the Project Linus website (link at the top of the page).

Donations of postage stamps are also welcome.

For More Information or to make a donation, contact
Donna Clarke or The Church Office