Project Linus makes blankets for kids in need

People in our area made blankets for a good cause Saturday.

Project Linus is a national campaign to provide comfort by giving blankets to children at local hospitals who are sick and children who have gone through traumatic experiences.

In celebration of their national “Make-A-Blanket Day”, Project Linus La Crosse chapter hosted members of the community at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in La Crosse. Attendees of the event spent the day making blankets that will go to help hundreds of local children.

Organizers say a blanket seems like a small gesture, but it can mean a lot to the kids in need.

“Blankets provide a sense of warmth, security, and it can be a friend. When they’re alone in a situation, or scared, they can grab that blanket and it is like a little shield around them,” said Project Linus La Crosse Chapter Co-Coordinator Sara Wrobel.

Last year the group was able to make enough blankets to give roughly 700 children.