Calendar of Events
Project Linus Activities
Below are opportunities to participate in an active community of blanket-making enthusiasts. All skill levels and expertise are welcome. Note: All Charles County senior centers will be closed on Fridays in September and October due to staffing issues. Distribution of blankets will be handled by lead coordinators from their homes.
Clark Center Blanketeers: Make “sandwich” quilts that are donated to our Project Linus Chapter.
When: Every Monday from 9:00am - noon (except holidays).
Address: Clark Senior Center's Sewing Room, 1210 Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646.
Indian Head Blanketeers: Make “sandwich” quilts that are donated to our Project Linus Chapter.
When: 2nd & 4th Monday from 10:00am - 2:00pm (except holidays).
Address: Indian Head Senior Center, 100 Cornwallis Square, Indian Head, MD 20640.
Additional Events & Programs
There are additional events and programs that we hold annually and market through our website and newsletters.
In February we host Make a Blanket Day (MABD). This is a day when as many Blanketeers as possible get together for a marathon-like blanket-making fest! Any and all skill-levels welcomed!
We have been collecting blankets for children of all ages with patriotic themes or colors (like camo -- a favorite!) to donate to Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS www.taps.org). The Good Grief Camp is a program for children who have lost a loved one who served in the Armed Forces. During Memorial Day weekend, these children share and learn coping skills through games, crafts, and other activities in a fun, supportive environment. To help them through this time of loss,, Project Linus provides blankets for each child to hold and cherish in memory of their lost loved one. Fleece and quilts are the most popular. They need 1,200 blankets this year for ages 4-18 years (child to teen size blankets). Blankets are sent to Washington, DC, from Project Linus Chapters all over the country! Deadline for donations are on or before our PLCC meeting in May.