Our Humboldt County Chapter is 8 months old this December! In those 8 months, our chapter has made 181 blankets and I have personally delivered 167 blankets. The holiday deliveries feel especially important. We see holiday commercials and abundant advertising with photos of happy kids and their families. The reality is that not every kid is feeling the holiday magic. Some of our blanket recipients are separated from their families and can no longer live with them for a variety of reasons.
We know that a blanket does not replace a family. This year, some of our blankets will be holiday gifts for kids living in youth and family shelters. The staff working at those shelters have given our chapter the feedback that the blankets do make a difference….the kids have enjoyed receiving a homemade blanket especially made for them.
When I see the rain fall and the skies turn dark, I like to imagine a kid tucked under a Project Linus blanket feeling warm and safe. For our blanketers, making and giving blankets to local kids in need is the true spirit of the season……trying to spread a little blanket magic!