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June 16th

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Happiness is Project Linus at Krause

Krause blanketsJust ask Linus Van Pelt of Peanuts fame about the importance of having your very own cuddly blanket. Linus simply falls apart when his blanket is in the dryer … because there’s nothing to hold on to!

The kids at Krause Children’s Center in Katy know what it feels like to have nothing to hold on to. Most of them arrive pretty empty handed, with just the clothes on their back and any other worldly possessions in a grocery bag.

Almost a year ago, the young women at Krause began working with the mother/daughter teams of the Lady Bird Chapter of the National Charity League (NCL) on “Project Linus.” Project Linus is a national non-profit organization that makes and gives handmade fleece security blankets to children who are critically ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.   Lovingly created by “blanketeers,” the blankets are distributed locally to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of comfort or a big hug.

This experience – of giving something to others – allows the girls of Krause an opportunity to give back to the community. To date, the Krause/NCL teams have made and donated over 100 fleece blankets to children in need in our community.  Good grief!

The benefits of this project are boundless, from helping young children in need to the positive peer interaction between the Krause kids and the NCL girls.  We plan to continue making Linus blankets at least one Saturday per month throughout the year. We love this warm and fuzzy project at Krause!

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