Project Linus

I'm sure many of you have heard about Disney's "Give a Day, Get a Day" program for 2010 - where you can donate a day of service, and get a free Disney ticket in return. Of course when I learned about this I totally planned on participating, since we're planning a trip to Anaheim for spring break. It didn't turn out to be quite the "soup kitchen" kind of experience that I was looking for, but I' still happy with it. After QUITE a bit of searching on the site where all the service opportunities are listed, I finally settled on a "virtual" activity that we could do in our home - that being making blankets for Project Linus. I signed us right up, went shopping for fleece, and about 5 days later our blankets were shipped. Yippee! M was a SUPER helper, and was great at tying knots. I decided to blanket-stitch one of them, which took me like 8 hours with lots of layers to go through with thick yarn and a dull needle. Ugh. {We tied the rest.} A was sick over the weekend, so her help came in the form of making cards to include with the blankets.

Now I'm just waiting on confirmation from the Project Linus people, and from the Hands On Network to verify our service and send us our free tix! Hopefully all will fall into place in the next week or so. For anyone else interested in this particular service project, email me and I'll help you find it on their website. Like I said, I searched and searched before I found a project we could do with kids ages 6 and up, and something we could accomplish before March. This particular project did cost us some money, first for the materials and then for the shipping this huge box to the other side of the country, but there is something to be said, I guess, for being able to finish it while propped on the couch in front of the TV!

1 comment:

Kenise said...

That is so awesome! Can you send me the info--that sounds like something we sould LOVE to do. Did you get all of you a free ticket? E-mail me at jkrockwood@yahoo.com