Project Linus, is a non-profit organization, which provides security through blankets to children in need. Blankets are lovingly made by adults and children “blanketeers” from all walks of life and many different sources.
The RMC Auxiliary will conduct Project Linus Blanket Workshops to meet the needs of Regional Medical Center's young patients of the Emergency Department and Med-Surg/Special Care Unit. ALL SKILL LEVELS ARE WELCOME…to create the single layer fleece comfort blanket. Individuals and groups are invited to come and help make blankets to comfort children in our area. Even children, accompanied by an adult, can take part in creating blankets for this wonderful cause. We will be creating single layer fleece blankets for infants and children through age 18 who are being treated in the Emergency Department or have been admitted to RMC.
Details regarding the next Project Linus Workshop will be announced in RMC's Upcoming Events and on our website.
Special Care must be taken to ensure that blankets are free of smoke and chemical odors (including scented detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets), mold, mildew, and pet hair. Some children who receive our blankets may have compromised immune systems and we don't want to add to their health problems with a blanket we give them.
Suggested blanket sizes include:
- Infants 36" x 36" - no smaller
- Child/Youth 54" x 60"
- Teen 60" x 72"