Project Linus draws Kerr Middle School Builders Club
March 20, 2013 12:18AM
Kerr Middle School Builders Club members Juan Rivera and Tais Medellin from the Blue Island school work on a blanket at the Make a Blanket Day event at Lyons Township High School. | Supplied photo
Updated: August 22, 2013 6:02AM
Kerr Middle School Builders Club members traveled to Lyons Township High School for a recent Project Linus Make a Blanket Day event.
The Blue Island middle school students served as “blanketeers” by crafting blankets for children in need.
The Builders Club members, guided by club sponsors Mary Kikta and Cynthia Minatto, were able to make and donate four blankets to Project Linus.
Named after the security blanket toting-character from the Peanuts comic strip, Project Linus was founded in December 1995.
Its mission is twofold: to provide comfort and warmth by donating new handmade blankets and afghans to children who are seriously ill or have experienced trauma, and to provide a fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups for the benefit of children.
Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.
Cook County School District 130 serves nearly 4,100 students at 13 school sites. The district serves portions of the communities of Alsip, Blue Island, Crestwood and Robbins.