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"Blanketeer" (Volunteer Blanket Maker)

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: "Blanketeer" (Volunteer Blanket Maker)
Date Posted: Monday, October 2, 2023
Organization Name: Project Linus Canada - Dufferin County Chapter
Organization Contact: Christine Taylor
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Project Linus Canada's mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of a hug, through the gift of a new, handmade, washable, blanket. Blanketeers are the backbone of the organization and find it very rewarding to share their talents of sewing, knitting, or crochet by creating a handmade blanket to comfort a child in a time of crisis, hardship, or otherwise in need of a "hug".
Type of Organization: Service Club
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Any Age
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
  • Family or Group
  • Business/employer supported group
Duties / Roles / Activities: Project Linus collects handmade blankets, quilts, and afghans in sizes appropriate for babies, toddlers, children, and teens.

Project Linus Canada welcomes many different types and styles of handmade blanket donations. Here are a few tips for creating the best blanket possible for gifting through Project Linus.
*Use new, washable, soft materials/fabrics.
*Use child friendly colors or fabric prints.
*Blankets must be free of buttons, strings, pins, or loose parts.
*Blankets must be free of scents (smoke, fragrance, moth balls, etc.)

Let your creativity run wild with these blankets, scrappy and colorful blankets make the most unique gifts.

Blankets can be made on your own time at your own pace, at the present time we do not meet to create blankets. When you have a blanket(s) ready to donate please contact the Chapter Coordinator to coordinate drop off of your donation in Grand Valley.

Sample Tasks: Knit, Sew, Quilt, or Crochet a handmade blanket using soft, bright, fun fabrics or materials suitable for a child.
Donate blanket to Chapter Coordinator when complete and ready to be gifted to a child in the community.
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
  • Evening
  • Weekend
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: One Time Event (several hours to several days for a particular initiative which is time limited)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Saturday, March 30, 2024
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Arts / Creative Activities / Design
  • Volunteer from Home
Skills / Experience: Project Linus welcomes Blanketeers with varying skill levels who can produce a handmade blanket for a child in need of a "hug". All skill levels are welcome and each blanket is unique and beautiful.
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