Project Linus: San Jose Chapter


Project Linus: San Jose Chapter

Our Mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade, washable blankets loving created by volunteer blanket makers or "blanketeers."

 

On Christmas Eve 1995, an article titled Joy to the World appeared in Parade Magazine. It was written by Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist, Eddie Adams. Part of the article featured a petite, downy haired child. She had been going through intensive chemotherapy and stated that her security blanket helped her get through the treatments.

 

After reading the article, Karen Loucks decided to provide homemade security blankets to Denver's Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Center, and Project Linus was born.

 

Project Linus has delivered over 5,000,000 security blankets to children around the world. With well over 300 chapters in the United States, our organization continues to supply blankets to children in need. Although Project Linus originally donated blankets to pediatric cancer patents, recipients now include any child who is seriously ill or traumatized in some way--in other words "children in need of a big hug."

 

The San Jose Chapter was founded in 2002 by Terrie Madruga and is currently led by Chapter Coordinator Sharon Lee and Assistant Chapter Coordinator Barbara Ross. Learn more about Project Linus: San Jose Chapter at their website http://www.sjlinus.org/

 

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