I may have never mentioned this before, but I am a huge fan of Charlie Brown. Now, of course I love Snoopy, especially when he’s at his typewriter, but man do I love Linus. He’s got such an amazing mind for History, Theology and Math. He’s perfectly capable of going toe to toe with Lucy, his big sister. He tolerates the love of Sally Brown, and holds tight to his beliefs of The Great Pumpkin. He is able to do all of that with, possibly because of, his trusty blue blanket. I really believe that Linus’s blanket represents a sense of self comfort and confidence. Linus believes that so long as he’s got his blanket, he’s okay.
I’ve told you all of that to tell you about Project Linus. Every year, thousands of children lose their homes, for one reason or another. Natural disasters, fires, horrible family situations, all of these can drive a child out of their homes with nothing to call their own. Now, there are a lot of charities that will help provide food, shelter, cloths, toiletries and all that sort of thing. But if you are a little kid spending your first night in a strange place, it doesn’t matter that you’ve got a bed and a tooth brush. It’s a strange bed, and a strange tooth brush.
That’s where Project Linus comes in. They collect homemade blankets for children that have been driven from their home. And you can help them. Here’s how.
- If you’re crafty like me, you can knit, crochet or sew blankets. If you’ve got kids that are learning the craft, that’s great. They love getting blankets for kids, from kids. I’ll include a link below for all of the info you’ll need to donate your own blanket.
- Of course, they always take money. Everyone always takes money.
- And, you can always spread the word on your own blog or website. If you do talk about it on yours, let me know and I’ll link to it.