Humboldt Project Linus is alive and well in spite of the raging pandemic. In 2020, our chapter made 375 blankets and delivered 366 blankets to agencies working with children in our community. We did this following pandemic guidelines to keep people safe from virus transmission: masks, distancing, and hand gel.
We start the New Year with more blankets coming in and more blankets going out! I continue to be proud of our Blanketeer’s commitment to the mission of Project Linus and the time they invest creating beautiful, new homemade blankets. Here are some of the blankets I received during the last few months of 2020.
There is so much talent here along with enormous generosity. With every delivery I make, agency staff comment on the quality and beauty of the blankets we deliver. This year has not been easy. We cannot meet as a chapter. I send monthly, virtual agendas to report on our chapter activities. Some of the agencies we deliver blankets to remain closed. It can be a challenge to feel optimistic when things definitely are not normal and there is no specific timeline as to when we will return to normal and not have concerns about contagion.
This “small, but mighty chapter”, as one of our Blanketeers has described us, continues to impress me and I am honored to be their Chapter Coordinator. Sometime in 2020, we will reach our 1,000th blanket made and I will raise a toast and say: “Thank you Humboldt Blanketeers, I could not have done any of this without all of you!”