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Carroll County Project Linus
309-585-0686 - voice
|Office Hours||9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Mon-Fri|
|Contact 1||Amy Fleming|
443-900-1778 - voice
|Purpose||To provide new, handmade, washable blankets to children who are ill or traumatized, to help them through the difficult times and know that people care.|
|Service||Provides new blankets with a handmade touch to any child in need of a little extra security. Some of the agencies regularly served are: Carroll Hospital Center, Family Shelter, Carroll Hospice, Hanover Hospital, University Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, University of Maryland Rehab, Northwest Hospital, Sinai Hospital, Mercy Hospital, Gilchrist Kids, and any individual child heard about through friends or the school system. Volunteers work in their own homes or in groups (such as church, homemakers, schools, or guilds) on their own schedule to sew, knit, or crochet blankets. Single-layer no-sew blankets (fringed fleece blankets) are also welcomed. Volunteers are sometimes needed to pick-up, deliver, and label the blankets. Donations are always needed, such as blankets, blanket-making supplies (cotton, flannel, or fleece fabric), yarn, thread, sewing supplies, working portable sewing machines, postage stamps, money for needed supplies, blanket labels, bags, and gift cards from stores such as JoAnn fabrics or WalMart for supplies. Donations can be mailed to the above address or dropped off at the Hampstead WalMart (near the customer service desk), 2320 Hanover Pike; Sew'n Sweep (formerly JoMax Sew and Vac), 140 Village Shopping Center, Westminster; Manchester Pharmacy, 3321 Main Street; South Carroll Senior Center, 5928 Mineral Hills Road, Eldersburg; Mt. Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Road; Bel Air JoAnn's, Tollgate Plaza, 615 Baltimore Pike; Hanover Area YMCA, 500 George Street; Simply Stashing, 1897 Hanover Pike, Littlestown; and Taneytown Senior Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road. Please include your name and contact information with your donation. Contact the local coordinator for more information. Visit the Internet site for more information or for the location of other chapters.|
|Eligibility||All are welcome.|
|Ages Served||Any age may volunteer; serves children, birth through age 18.|
|Area Served||Primarily serves the Carroll County, Baltimore, and Hanover, Pennsylvania areas; also sends to other chapters upon request.|
|Subjects||Charities, Children, Clubs And Organizations - Civic/Social/Service, Needlework, Volunteers - Needed|
|Last Updated||25 February 2020|