Students to make blankets for local children at charity event April 22

April 22, 2009 | Events, UToday
By Jeffrey Romagni

Each day, children from around the United States are denied some of the basic necessities that many people often take for granted, such as enough food, shelter and a feeling of security.

UT students will make blankets for Lucas County Children Services on behalf of the Toledo/Lucas County chapter of Project Linus Wednesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at Einstein Brothers Bagels, located in the Ottawa East residence hall on Main Campus.

No sewing skills are necessary to volunteer for the event. All you need to become a “blanketeer” is time and the willingness to help.

Project Linus, a nonprofit organization with chapters in all 50 states, helps to provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children. All styles of blankets are accepted; however, all blankets must be free of pins and come from a smoke-free environment.

Refreshments will be provided at the event, and there will be a live band.

For more information, contact Allison Coffman at 419.530.5214.

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