Anyone familiar with Charles Schulz’s “Peanuts” comic strip knows about Linus and his blanket. It was Linus, in fact, who supplied the name for a nationwide charity group that provides blankets for “every sick and hurting child.”
Project Linus, as it came to be known, was founded in 1995. Inspired by a Parade magazine article about a girl who benefited from her blanket during chemotherapy, Karen Louchs decided to stitch coverlets for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Cancer Center in Denver, Colorado. Since then, 400 chapters of Project Linus have been born.
Judi Goldman and Linda Neuman, co-coordinators of the Northbrook, Chicago chapter, have distributed blankets to thousands of grateful children. “This work is fulfilling on so many levels,” Goldman points out. “The more you give, it comes back tenfold.”
We too, possess God-given abilities to change people’s lives for the better. All it takes is one stitch, one step at a time.
For the measure you give will be the measure you get back. (Luke 6:38)
Messiah, grant us the wisdom to best utilize our talents