A Little Friday Inspiration

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Our Chapter delivered blankets to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital ER this morning. As I walking through with 3 very large bags of blankets slung over my shoulders, a staff member called out, “More blankets? Thank you! We love the blankets. They are the BEST blankets!”.  I thanked him and continued through the area as a wave of “thank you!” sounded from all around the ER.

We also received this note from Project Linus National Headquarters, sent in by a parent:

This organization meant the world to me when my 20 month old was hospitalized for 4 days. We rushed him to the ER not thinking to grab anything on our way out the door. Once at the hospital I remember thinking I don’t have any of the things that will comfort him when he wakes up. Luckily the nurses immediately put one of these blankets on him and it made me feel like he had something to comfort him through an awful time. Thank you so much for this wonderful cause.  It means the world to parents everywhere.

A good way to start the St. Patrick’s Day weekend!  Thank you Blanketeers!

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2018 Beale AFB Baby Shower

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Thank you for the many inquiries we’ve already received about the Beale AFB Baby Shower event for 2018!  This is a popular event for our Chapter and we’re proud of the number of Blanketeers who support this program!

To get an early jump on your planning, the Beale AFB annual Baby Shower will be on August 4.  This shower is for military families who are expecting a child or have had a baby within the last year.  This is our Nevada County Chapter’s fourth year participating in the event and we’re honored to be included.

Coordinators of the event thank us many times for our support and participation:
 
I can honestly say, receiving the quilts is the” highlight” of the event. The smiles on the faces of the parents is priceless!  Linus Project is sooooo awesome and I am so grateful we have a connection with you!” 
 
If you’d like to participate in this event, blankets should be designated for Beale AFB and donated to our Chapter no later than July 15.  Feel free to donate anytime before July 15 as we already have a bin set aside for Beale blankets.  For those who would like to include baby hats, dolls, etc. with your blankets, these items are also welcomed and appreciated!
Thank you for your support!

2017 Mystery Quilt Challenge: Exploring the World With Ethan

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Here’s a preview of the 2017 Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge!  Registration opens August 21, 2017 at www.projectlinus.org.  The fee to register for this event, $15.00, is credited IN FULL to our Nevada County Chapter if you specify our Chapter at the time of registration.  This is a big win-win for us all!
Spread the word!  Thank you for your support!
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Where do our Project Linus blankets go?

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This rates as a frequently asked question.  And rightfully so!  Our volunteers aka Blanketeers, spend countless hours and precious funds making blankets and quilts to donate to our Nevada County Chapter.  We appreciate and respect the efforts of our Blanketeers, making sure the facilities and agencies we deliver to feel the same.

Currently, our main regular recipients are both Nevada County hospitals—Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley and the Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee.  Child Advocates also receives regular deliveries.  Other recipients include the annual Beale Baby Shower program, domestic violence agencies and Child Protective Services.  These are not regulars, but we deliver when they are in need.  Once or twice a year, our Chapter sends letters to 10-20 County agencies reminding these children’s agencies that we’re here for them if they need blankets.

Please be assured our Chapter is protective of who gets donated blankets.  If the agency is unappreciative or does not comply with our distribution guidelines, donations to that agency will be discontinued.

We value  our Blanketeers and the support they provide!  Our Nevada County Project Linus Chapter could not do what we do without them!

A Chapter Thank You!

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Way behind in posting this thank you from Child Advocates of Nevada County.  This agency is always very appreciative of Project Linus and is always quick to thank our Chapter for blankets delivered.  Thank you Child Advocates for all you do to support children in Nevada County!  Thank you Nevada County Project Linus Blanketeers for your support!

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Kudos from Child Advocates!

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Child Advocates of Nevada County released their 2013 Annual Report recently.  Unfortunately, “In Kind Volunteers & Goods” listed me personally instead of our Project Linus Chapter.

Child Advocates has been contacted and we’ve asked them to correct their records to be sure to give future credit to our entire Nevada County Chapter.  They are always very grateful for Project Linus blankets and we’re certain this was a simple oversight.

Thank you Nevada County Blanketeers!  Our Chapter could not do what we do without you!

Kudos!

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From Project Linus Headquarters:

I had my baby on November 11th.  He had to go directly to the NICU.  I couldn’t even see him.  It was a wonderful but difficult experience.  After some days in the hospital my baby and I were able to go home.  My sister gave me a newborn snow coat, but it was too big for him.  The nurse gave me a Project Linus blanket which helped me take my baby warm and cozy back home.  After that time at the hospital and seeing him at the incubator, having that blanket was very emotional.  He now loves that blanket to sleep.  Every time I see it, it reminds me that there are nice loving people helping someone else that they don’t even know and that brings a smile to my face.  Thank you!!!!!

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