POCATELLO - The Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus is a non-religious, non-political group whose purpose is to do a simple act of kindness for children who are at risk or in crisis by giving them blankets they can call their own. New blankets and quilts are made for children ages birth through 19 and are distributed through 15 local agencies such as Portneuf Medical Center, Family Services Alliance, Bright Tomorrows and CASA. During the past seven years that the group has been in Idaho, 5,610 blankets have been given to children in Blackfoot and Pocatello.
Our Project Linus depends on gifts and donations to purchase fabric, yarn, batting and sewing notions to make these blankets. We have been fortunate to receive monetary gifts from the community but some of these sources have diminished. We are now looking for monetary gifts that will help us purchase the fabric and other necessary items to make these blankets. Without these funds, our important project for these children will be in jeopardy. If you or your service group would like to make a contribution, contact Joyce at 208-478-2170.
Members of the Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus hold their monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month (except January and July) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Pocatello. First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of 7th Avenue and Lewis Street. Please enter the building on the Lewis Street side. Our next meeting is on June 4. If you are interested in attending, contact Joyce at the above number. If you don’t sew or crochet that’s not a problem, as there are many jobs that just need willing hands.