With blanket donations there are peaks and valleys.  Similar to the good days and bad days of life.  We may get a bunch of blankets donated all at once or none for a long period of time.  A cold winter in our area seems to generate donations and this winter has been no exception.  We’re starting the year off with a bang and we’re very grateful!

Boy Scout Troop #783 in Auburn has been so very generous to our Chapter.  Once again, bags of colorful fleece blankets, made by the Scouts, were delivered to our local drop-off location, Ben Franklin Crafts in Grass Valley. 

The Colfax High School Leadership Program also surprised us just before Christmas, donating fleece blankets made by students in the program. 

Kids making blankets for kids.  Does it get any better than that?  Thank you Boy Scouts and Colfax High Leadership students! 

Photo of Troop #783 last year and the article that was in The Union:


Troop 783 Keeps Holiday Spirit Going

DECEMBER, 16 2011

The spirit of giving began early for the boys in Troop 783.

In November, the troop coordinated a “Scouting for Food” event in the Lake of the Pines area. The scouts solicited donations from residents and collected over three stuffed shopping carts filled with non-perishable items for the Nevada County Food Bank. The troop continued to give back to their community on Dec. 5 , when the boys created over 36 fleece tied blankets for Project Linus.

This is the troop’s sixth year in contributing blankets to Project Linus and is one of their favorite community projects.