Let’s Make Some Blankets for Project Linus!

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealer Information on Friday, September 21st, 2012 at 3:52 pm

 After finding Project Linus online a few weeks ago, we have launched an awareness program linked with our facebook pages to raise money for their good deeds. Project Linus for those who haven’t heard of them yet, is a non-profit organization that makes hand-made blankets for seriously ill or traumatized children. The thought of warming a childs heart and providing comfort to them has brought a smile to our faces and a sense of love to our hearts.

We have been networking like crazy (with the help of our facebook friends) at all of our Rochester Motor Cars locations to gain likes for our facebook page, so that we can donate $1 per like to Project Linus, (goal by the way is 2000….currently at 452) but we want to do more! We have had a great response and hope we can hit our goal to help support this group in all that they do.   🙂

Don’t forget to like us on any of our Rochester Motor Cars facebook pages and Project Linus too! For every new like we will donate $1 to Project Linus to help them cover material and supply expenses. Click here!

I mean, how could you not love the idea of cozy hand crafted blankets being given to children at their most vulnable moments, adding comfort and coziness to their sweet little lives?     🙂

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This organization does not normally receive donations so they are strickly based off of volunteers bringing their own supplies. Speaking with Kim Carlson of Project Linus here in Rochester, she said they were thrilled to be the highlight of our campaign and look forward to be able to provide more blankets not only to the Rochester area, but to our surrounding communities as well.

Soooooo, to help them out even more, Thursday October 4th from 6:30pm-9:30pm we will be hosting a blanket making night at Rochester Toyota.  This event is open to the public as well as employees and their families.  At their last blanket night, Project Linus “Blanketeers” were able to finish 103 blankets! Let’s show our support and make that and a whole bunch more!!

 

Both men and women are welcome, as there is plenty to do:  From making the blankets, to  labeling them and packaging them all up for donation. The more people, the more we can get done!

(I would suggest something easy to do because of  time, like the polar fleece tie blankets or a easy sew style….for sizes go to Project Linus Blanket Sizes) They supply blankets from newborn up to teens.

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Rochester Motorcars will supply pizza and soda/water for the evening, but please bring your own blanket supplies (fabric, thread, scissors etc). If you are planning to use a sewing machine, please bring one as we won’t have one on hand. We will be setting up in Rochester Toyota’s temperature controlled service bay with tables and chairs set up for working, and there will be plenty of room.

Let’s make this a great evening for socializing and meeting new people, enjoying the company of our friends and giving children in our community a reason to smile 🙂

Don’t forget to like us on any of our Rochester Motor Cars facebook pages and Project Linus too! For every new like we will donate $1 to Project Linus to help them cover material and supply expenses. Click here!

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