Project Linus NJ, Inc. (Blankie Depot)

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Health

Location: 79 Jackson St Keyport NJ 07735 USA

Mission: Project Linus NJ, Inc. actively recruits crafting for charity volunteers to create and donate handmade blanket to fragile children throughout New Jersey. Currently 300 separate facilities serving children receive donations. Our dedicated volunteers consist of blanket makers, delivery drivers and good news angels to assist in our efforts to provide comfort to children in need.
Target demographics: children from birth to 18 years of age
Programs: handmade blankets, hats and infant item for children in need of comfort.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Anybody who enjoys creating crafty yarn items can join this group and make an immediate impact. All our handmade projects go to people in need and the thank you notes we receive make you realize how you are touching lives. The organization makes me believe in random acts of kindness - not just the words, but actually giving and receiving from people you don't know. During Hurricane Sandy our director received blankets from all over the country which she distributed to families in our immediate area. She also connected senders and receivers via email. Can you imagine how heart-warming it is to know that your hand knit blanket is being used by a child who is still living in a shelter? That is just one example of how Project Linus is a great nonprofit.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it clear that volunteers can drop off blankets and don't need to commit to meeting on a weekly basis.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a blanketeer for 10 years. I love being a part of this organization because the mission, providing comfort to children (and now adults) in need due to sickness or stressful life situations, is close to my heart. When I am working on a blanket, or whatever I might be making, I think about the child who will receive this and I hope it brings them a cuddle and a smile. I hope to continue working with Blankie Depot for many years to come.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure they have lots of money for the delivery caravan and plenty of yarn and materials for the volunteers to work with.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization lead by an amazing woman
is an excellent example of altruism at work.
Having joined their ranks of volunteers at a
low point in my life made a huge difference
with their welcoming focus. The recipient
organizations are richly rewarded by the lovingly
crafted projects completed by volunteers.


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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