Project Linus kicks off in JaCo

Central Point, Ore. — Community volunteers came together Saturday for Jackson County’s first ‘Make a Blanket Day’.

It’s a national nonprofit organization called Project Linus where volunteers sew together quilts for children in need.

Nearly 30 volunteers showed up at the Meadows Community Center in Central Point Saturday.

One of them is Connie Buchanan whose been volunteering for Project Linus since 2009.

She says she does it to provide love and comfort to children in the community.

“It’s all kinds of children – anybody who needs a hug. So it could be somebody whose gone through a fire or a really bad accident, it might be kids in pediatrics at the hospital, it could be people who are in the preemie unit,” Buchanan said.

The blankets will be distributed all over Jackson County to kids from birth to 18 years old.

The project was named after the Charlie Brown character Linus who takes his blanket with him wherever he goes.

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