Project Linus Blankets Made for Ill Children

Project Linus Blankets Made for Ill Children
Posted on 06/03/2016
Project Linus 2016

Port 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 Pat Gracz, 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.  

Additionally, this year’s Port Angeles High School (PAHS) Wellapalooza held in April sponsored a Blankets for Linus Club session presented by Ellsworth and PAHS counselor Cecilia Jacobs.  Eleven blankets were made at the session and when combined with the Stevens-made blankets, total 51 blankets for Project Linus. (Wellapalooza, held April 29, was school-wide event which promoted healthy activities, experiences, awareness and choices.)

Project Linus Peninsula Chapter volunteers have delivered more than 18,000 blankets to area hospitals since 1997 when the first delivery was made by Gracz.  Over 5 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.  Left to right, are: Carol Hughes (volunteer), Meagan McCann, Ashley Frantz, Carter Droz, Catherine Wright, Jessica McGoff and advisor Evelyn Ellsworth.

Photo Credit:  Port Angeles School District

For more information, contact:

Tina Smith-O'Hara
Communications and Community Relations Coordinator
Port Angeles School District