Skip to Content

Project Linus spends ‘Day of Love’ making blankets for children in crisis

<i>WLOS</i><br/>Project Linus held their 'Day of Love' Saturday morning in Arden
Project Linus held their 'Day of Love' Saturday morning in Arden

By Madison Smith

Click here for updates on this story

    Arden, North Carolina (WLOS) — Project Linus held their ‘Day of Love’ Saturday morning in Arden, making blankets – also referred to as ‘hugs’ – for children in crisis.

This was the first time the event had been held in four years, making it extra special.

The blankets can be no-sew fleece blankets, quilted, crocheted, or even knitted, as long as they’re made with love.

This national non-profit donates handmade blankets to children in crisis. The local Western North Carolina Chapter of Project Linus donates to 12 counties and has distributed over 87,000 blankets.

“The blankets, once they’re processed, they go to facilities all over Western North Carolina — hospitals, shelters, the Salvation Army, the different departments of health, social services — and we’re always looking for more facilities that might need that ‘hug’ to give to a child,” said Ellen Knoefel, coordinator for the WNC Chapter.

Please note: This content carries a strict local market embargo. If you share the same market as the contributor of this article, you may not use it on any platform.

Article Topic Follows: CNN - Regional

Jump to comments ↓

CNN Newsource


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content