Project Linus Fundraiser BBQ Silent Auction in Parker
Project Linus is a non-profit national organization that provides handmade blankets to children who are seriously ill or traumatized. Karen Loucks Rinedollar a Parker Colorado resident founded Project Linus 15 years ago creating a nationwide sensation to help children with cancer with nothing more than a crochet hook and a ball of yarn.
Karen Loucks read a story about a little girl with cancer talking about how having her blanket with her during chemo therapy sessions helped her get through the ordeal when Mom and Dad couldn’t be there to hold her hand. Karen had just learned to crochet and thought, well there’s something I can do to help, I can crochet a blanket. Now Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve their mission.
Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
Over three million blankets have been delivered to to children in need since 1985.
Karen Loucks Rinedollar has written a book about the Project Linus journey and is spearheading a fundraiser benefiting Project Linus. Fun food will be had by all with a Barbecue, Silent Auction, a Raffle, a Book Signing and Music by a local artist.
BBQ Silent Auction Sunday October 22, 2011 1-3 p.m. at the Coffee Cabin in Parker CO
You got Champ??? Well you might if you buy some raffled tickets. They are raffling off a SIGNED Denver Broncos Cornerback Champ Bailey Adult football jersey. Silent Auction items also include MORE signed Broncos items, gift baskets, gift certificates and more.
BBQ Meal Prices:
$5.00 for children 12 and younger – Raffle Ticket not include
The price includes Barbecue, sides, and a drink.Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Drawing date is 10/22 (you do not need to be present to win).Tickets can be purchased at the Coffee Cabin, or at the event.
For those who live out of Parker, or who cannot make it, donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. Please send your donation to:Project Linus 20450 Oakbrook Lane Parker, CO 80138
Karen wants to than Modern Woodman Fraternal Financial. Modern Woodmen will be matching all proceeds up to $2500.00! www.modern-woodmen.org
Enjoy the video from several years ago when Karen was on Oprah talking about how Project Linus began. If you are soft hearted we recommend getting some tissues first.
Would you like to create a blanket for a child? There are several chapter in Colorado that would love to have you.
Colorado Chapters of Project Linus
Boulder/Adams Counties - Contact: Michelle: email@example.com
Denver Project Linus Chapter - Contact: Karen firstname.lastname@example.org
Durango Project Linus Chapter - Contact: Regina email@example.com
Eads/Southeast Colorado - Contact: Mary Ann firstname.lastname@example.org
Ft. Collins Project Linus Chapter - Contact: Jeanne email@example.com
Grand Junction Project Linus Chapter - Contact: Kerrie firstname.lastname@example.org
Greeley Project Linus Chapter - Contact: Ruth email@example.com
Morgan County - Contact: Gloria firstname.lastname@example.org
Pueblo #1 - Contact: Rev. Earlene (719) 543-0812
Pueblo #2 - Contact: Kay (719) 542-8899
Your blankets don’t have to be perfect, they just have to be made with love.