Thursday, March 8, 2018

Blankets for Children in the Hospital

Children are in for a special surprise in their hospital stay.  Volunteers are providing homemade blankets to local hospitals for children who have been hospitalized with serious illnesses.  In Guilford, Maine, Project Linus, under the direction of their organizer, Heather Burgess is a non-profit organization that provides an outlet for those who want to give back to the community. There are, "so many different things that this means to me," Burgess said. "I like to give my time to the community, and I like to make others feel good and be able to feel safe, especially kids. It means a lot."   

A year ago some students from Foxcroft Academy helped make more than 30 blankets, each one donated to area hospitals.  No sewing skills are required to participate in this project and they are reportedly enjoying their task according to WABI5 news.

Our granddaughter was a recipient of such an act of kindness as this when in 2016, she suffered an injury at the age of two.  This colorful blanket was a treasured comfort to her in her stay at the hospital. Her blanket is on her bed to this day.

While the blankets are special, just as special is the joy it brings to those who have created them.  It's the heart behind the gift that matters and there is added satisfaction in knowing they bring comfort to the children.

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