Wrap a child with Hope!
In just a few short years, the Lubbock Chapter Project Linus has provided handmade blankets for over 7,000 West Texas children. The numbers are a testament to the dedicated blanketeers and the generosity of everyone who has donated time, supplies, materials, and funds.
The blanketeers of the Lubbock Chapter Project Linus selflessly give of their time, talents, and materials to make handmade blankets for local children suffering from illness, trauma, or devastating loss. The blanketeers quilt, crochet, knit, sew, and those who don't sew even make cuddly fleece blankets! They ask nothing for themselves, not even recognition.
City Bank Texas will make available a total of $50,000 to be awarded to 10 local nonprofits!A City Bank Community Rewards grant would help the Lubbock Chapter buy materials for afghans, quilts, and blankets for more children who need the comfort of a blanket stitched with love. It would also enable the chapter to sponsor more blanket-making events for the public.
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Blankets donated thus far:
Total through 2007 ---- 995
Total for 2008 --- 937
Total for 2009 -- 1234
Total for 2010 --- 957
Total for 2011 -- 1115
Total for 2012 -- 1147
2013 as of Oct 1 -- 943
for a grand total to date of 7328!
It is impossible to know exactly how many Lubbock blanketeers there are because many of them leave bags of blankets at local drop-off locations, mail them from outlying communities, or join with others in a church group or other charitable organization to make a group donation.