Friday, September 12, 2008

Project Linus 2008

Discount Fabric Warehouse Teams with
Project Linus for Make a Difference Day 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008, 9-4pm

Once again, Discount Fabric Warehouse, in Hilo and Kona, is teaming up with Project Linus in providing cheerful, handmade blankets for Hawai’i Island keiki in need by sponsoring a blanket drive for Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 25, 2008.

There will be open sewing sessions for interested "blanketeers" at DFW on Saturdays in October (10/4, 10/11, 10/18) from 1:00 p.m. to 4:000 p.m. All are welcome to join us in creating blankets for Project Linus! There will also be a Crochet Sunday on October 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., where crocheters are welcome to bring their hooks and yarn to help create blankets.

This year all blankets collected during the drive will go to East Hawaii and West Hawaii Child Welfare Services. Our goal is to collect 420 blankets so that no child taken into foster care on the Big Island will be without a blanket to keep them warm and provide a sense of security and comfort.

Project Linus accepts handmade blankets in kid-friendly colors and patterns. Blankets must be machine washable and dryable, and can be quilted, sewn, knitted, or crocheted. All sizes are accepted, but there is a pressing need for larger blankets (40 inches by 60 inches) for older keiki.

Completed blankets can be brought to Discount Fabric Warehouse in Hilo and Kona year around but on Make a Difference Day, blanket donors will receive a $5.00 gift certificate from Discount Fabric Warehouse as a special thank you.

Blanket making “kits” are available at both DFW locations for $15. Each kit contains fleece fabric and instructions for making a “no sew” fleece blanket for Project Linus. Bring the completed blanket back to DFW on Make a Difference Day and receive a $5.00 gift certificate for your donation. If you wish to sponsor a blanket, purchase a kit for $10.00 and leave it at DFW for our “blanketeers” to complete.

Fabric and batting donations are also needed as well as volunteer “blanketeers” to help make blankets. Sign up at DFW for one of our upcoming open sewing sessions.

Service clubs are invited to participate in Make a Difference Day 2008 by holding sewing sessions at DFW to make blankets for Project Linus. Contact DFW to check for availability of their project room and sewing machines. For information about obtaining Project Linus certificates or patches for service awards, contact Project Linus Coordinators.

For More Information:
Discount Fabric Warehouse – Hilo: 933 Kanoelehua Ave, phone 935-1234
Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kona: 74-5605 Luhia St, phone 326-7474
Project Linus Hawai’i Chapter Co-Coordinator: Kathleen Stacey, phone 935-7495
Project Linus Hawai’i Chapter Co-Coordinator: Lynne Bautista, phone 959-0042
Project Linus email and website:,

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