Project Linus

North Tees and Harepool; England


Photo by John Hugill, communications assistant, North Tees and Hartepool, National Health Service (NHS) Foundation

Project Linus, named for Charlie Brown's blanket carrying, comic strip best friend, is a nonprofit organization that brings handmade blankets to children in need. Since 1995, the organization has grown to 400 chapters nationally (in all 50 states) and many international locations, and, as of February 2016, volunteers have made and donated nearly 6 million quilts.

Marjorie Cook and Irene Carter from Project Linus (pictured with staff) visited the children’s ward and the neonatal unit at the University Hospital of North Tees to donate 42 quilts. The not-for-profit group accepts donations of quilts and blankets, then supplies these to sick or disadvantaged babies and children. Marjorie, the coordinator for the Stockton on Tees branch of Project Linus, said: “we aim to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and distressed children across the UK through the provision of homemade patchwork quilts. All of our quilts are donated and lovingly made by the local residents and distributed to the local community. “It’s fantastic to know that these quilts will be given to these brave children who will really appreciate them.”

Written by MacDowell, Marsha;Luz, Clare;Donaldson, Beth (2017)

MacDowell, Marsha; Luz, Clare; Donaldson, Beth. Quilts and Health. University of Indiana Press, 2017. Page 126.

Quilts and Health

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