Fleece Donations to Benefit Project Linus and St. Basil’s Academy

The Philipstown Lion’s Club together with Project Linus is holding a blanket day Oct. 26, to benefit children of St. Basil’s Academy in Garrison.

For this event, Project Linus is asking the community to donate fleece in bright patterns and solids. The fleece will be used by Lion’s Club volunteers to create hand-tied fleece blankets. Each twin size blanket requires 4 yards of fleece. Any fleece donated beyond what is needed for this project will be made into blankets by Project Linus blanketeers and distributed among community charities.

To help with this project, donate fleece (in 2-yard increments) between now and Oct. 12, by dropping it off at the Desmond-Fish Library, 472 Route 403, Garrison.

Gift cards to fabric stores are also welcome. The mission of Project Linus is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or in need through gifts of new, handmade, washable blankets, lovingly crafted by volunteers.

To learn more about Project Linus, visit projectlinus.org. Project Linus is a registered non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. All materials donated or used are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided upon request. Project Linus contact for Putnam County is Joan Deneher, 914-373-9645 or [email protected]. For more information contact Pam McClusky, [email protected], or 845-424-3020. 

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