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Project Linus makes blankets for kids in need on National Make a Blanket day

Posted: 6:30 PM, Feb 15, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-16 00:50:52-05

NAMPA, Idaho — Volunteers at Project Linus made over a hundred blankets for kids in need at a National Make a Blanket Day event.

Janet Walter, the chapter coordinator for the Linus Project, said that a blanket can be a major comfort for a child in a stressful situation.

"They may be in a traumatized situation, they're in the hospital and they're afraid...different surroundings that they aren't used to, some of them have been in a domestic abusive situation," Walter said. "So we give them a blanket that brings them comfort."

Since their establishment in 1998, the Boise chapter of the Linus Project has given blankets to at least 40,000 kids.