We are members of your community who come together to create and collect blankets to provide to children in their time of need.
With Tender Loving CareBy Pam Braden
I can't be there to hold your hand.
I can't be there to hug you.
I can't be there to dry a tear.
But there is one thing that I can do.
I can sit here in my room at night
And dream of you out there.
And make a blanket just for you
With tender loving care.
When you hold this blanket in your arms
And close your eyes real tight
You can feel the love I tucked inside
When I made this late one night.
So dry your tear and smile a smile
You aren't alone, you see.
You have this special blanket--
You have a part of me.
In April of 2002, two Charles County ladies, Mary Hancock and Janet Jenkins, attended, unknown to each other at the time, a meeting of what was then Southern Maryland Project Linus in Lusby, MD. Both had heard of Project linus and were there to learn more about Project Linus and possibly assess the feasibility of starting a chapter in Charles County.
In September of 2002, Mary and Janet started having meetings in La Plata, MD., under the auspices of Southern Maryland Project Linus, From then until April of 2004, the Charles County group donated 1,111 blankets to various groups in Charles County and other places.
In April of 2004, we officially became Charles County Project Linus, with Mary Hancock as Coordinator, and Janet Jenkins as Assistant Coordinator, and are continuing to enthusiastically produce and distribute blankets for any children, infants through age 18, who are ill, injured, or traumatized in some way. From September 2002 through December of 2016, we have donated 26,788 blankets to children, mostly in Charles County. These blankets have been donated to approximately 40 organizations and individual children. Blankets have been donated by at least 225 "Blanketeers" and groups, some donating hundreds of blankets.