Teeth-chattering days and even colder nights are still ahead. And for some, keeping others warm (in every way) this season is a top priority.
“I hope when you got this blanket, you smiled.”
That’s just one of the many sweet sentiments expressed in the personal notes from the third graders in Brownie Troop 3014, attached to blankets and written for children in local hospitals. Though these girls are no strangers to reaching out to children in need, they wanted to do something even more personal, according to Fort Worth’s Debbie Caballero, mom to Sofia, 8. To them, that meant hand-making fleece blankets for children through Project Linus—literally wrapping comfort around a child who is sick or has recently lost a parent.
Caballero had to remind the girls that they may not know who is receiving the blankets, but it is, regardless, a child that needs to be cared about. And the girls stepped up.
“I have no doubt at least one [of these girls] will go on to save the world, but they have to start somewhere.” How about encouraging your child to become a blanketeer? Call Project Linus at 309/585-0686 for info on how you can help, or check out projectlinus.org.