Humboldt Project Linus has received 41 blankets since the chapter began in April. Many of them I consider works of art though they also serve the intended purpose of a blanket which is to provide comfort and warmth. I have pictured a few blankets here. The fabric choices, the designs and the stitching are all stellar. I am touched by the time, care and effort our blanketeers took to create these blankets.
I received a thoughtful thank you card from staff at Hospice who provide grief counseling for teens. Project Linus delivered some blankets to Hospice last month. One person wrote: “Thank you so much for the blankets. I know they will bring much needed comfort to teens who are grieving. We are very grateful for your organization.” I can see each of these beautiful blankets wrapped around a teen. Project Linus knows that we cannot make the sorrow disappear, but maybe our blankets can provide some comfort as that sorrow softens over time.
My sincere thanks to all of our blanket artists. As another person from Hospice wrote: “Thank you so much for your kindness. Just picture a grieving child wrapped up in those (blankets).” I can picture that.