Members of Project Linus from the Greater Savannah Chapter stopped by the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, Inc. to donate quilts for the children who are currently in foster care.
Project Linus is a national, non-profit organization whose sole purpose is providing security blankets for children who are placed in a traumatic situation, such as the abused and neglected children CASA serves. The staff at CASA Ogeechee accepted the donation from two representatives of the Greater Savannah Chapter, Bette Drechdrah and Carole Wood.
In 1995, several ladies in Colorado started making blankets for children in such situations in their area. This idea soon grew and gained the attention and approval of Charles Schulz, the creator of the Peanuts cartoon that shows Linus dragging his security blanket.
After receiving his blessing, Project Linus evolved; the Greater Savannah Area Chapter was organized in 2006. The blankets consist of crocheted, knitted, fleece and quilts made of 100 percent cotton fabric all made by volunteers in the area. All material is acquired by monetary donations or donated left over fabric. To date, the Greater Savannah Chapter has made and donated 3,769 security blankets to organizations and hospitals throughout their area.
The staff at CASA Ogeechee accepted the donation from two representatives of the Greater Savannah Chapter, Bette Drechdrah and Carole Wood.
“Project Linus allows me to continue doing what I love to do,” said Drechdrah, “and it feels good to help a child.”
For more information on Lift Up A Child, Court Appointed Special Advocate, or the Linus Project, contact CASA at firstname.lastname@example.org.