Help Project Linus top 20,000 blankets delivered by end of year

Since its organization in 2000, the local chapter of Project Linus has delivered nearly 20,000 handmade blankets to comfort children in the central Susquehanna valley.

For the past 17 years, volunteer blanket makers have made blankets that go to pediatric units and emergencey departments of local hospitals, organizations that serve the homeless and needy and foster children.

Nationally, Project Linus, with chapters in every state of the US, has delivered more than 6.5 million handmade blankets since its start in 1997.

The fall “Make A Blanket Day” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at Faith Lutheran Church, Route 45, west of Lewisburg. Volunteers will assemble blankets for distribution during the upcoming winter. Sewers are welcome and may bring their own sewing machine, but it is not required.

There will be blanket supplies available to share. Completed crocheted, knit and quilted blankets made at home may be dropped off. A free soup and sandwich lunch will be served.

To reserve a spot, call Pat Warren at 570-966-3675.