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Project Linus Blankets Made for Ill Children
Posted on 05/30/2017
Project Linus Blankets Made for Ill ChildrenPort Angeles, Wash. – Stevens Middle School students, under the guidance of advisor Evelyn Ellsworth and volunteer Carol Hughes, have worked after school since January making blankets for the Project Linus Washington Peninsula Chapter. 

Blankets will be delivered to Children’s Hospital in Seattle by Phyllis Carey, Project Linus coordinator for the Peninsula Chapter. 

Ellsworth oversees the project begun ten years ago at the school. The colorful and warm blankets the students make are distributed to seriously ill children.  

Project Linus Peninsula Chapter volunteers have delivered more than 18,000 blankets to area hospitals since 1997 when the first delivery was made by former Peninsula Chapter coordinator Pat Gracz.  Over five million blankets have been distributed nation-wide by Project Linus chapters.

Accompanying photo shows Stevens Middle School students as they show blankets made this year for Children’s Hospital patients.  Pictured eft to right, are advisor Evelyn Ellsworth, Maddy Wray, Amiya Bowen, Kiersten Jensen, Mya Lindstrom, Olivia Wray, Keaona Walker, Emma Runnels, and volunteer Carol Hughes.

Photo Credit:  Port Angeles School District 

For additional assistance, contact:

Tina Smith-O’Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District
360.565.3703
tsmithohara@portangelesschools.org