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Blankets made for Linus

By Staff | Jan 23, 2013

NHS members meet to work on blankets together

The Tyler Consolidated High School chapter of the National Honor Society recently began working on a very worthwhile project which has become a favorite of many members of the group.

The NHS members gather the necessary materials and meet to “knot”, or create, blankets for children in the intensive care unit for the Project Linus at WVU Children’s Hospital.

Project Linus was created to provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, created by volunteer “blanketeers”.

The project provides a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Since Project Linus first began around 1995, millions of children and their families have been given comfort and security at a time when they need it most.

One blanket complete

Project Linus, “providing security through blankets”, welcomes blankets of all styles, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans. Blankets must be new, handmade and washable.

This is just one of the many projects held each year by the members of the Tyler Consolidated National Honor Society.

Advisor of the group is Judy Grace.

Boys and girls alike help to “knot” blankets for children in need