Senior project brings blankets to the needy

Quincy High senior Joan Frank is collecting blankets, “new, preferably hand-made” to be given to foster children as her senior project. Photo submitted

Most of us remember Linus, the friend of Charlie Brown who is best known for the blue blanket he carries around. “Linus Blankets” is the title of Joan Frank’s senior project. Joan is a senior at Quincy High School and is looking for the community’s help to make her project a success. She is collecting new, preferably hand-made, blankets to be given to foster children.

Joan got the idea from a national organization she became aware of called “Linus Project” which collects handmade blankets and distributes them to children suffering in hospitals.

Whether you quilt, crochet, knit or apply some other trade or skill to make one, all blankets will be welcomed. Blankets can be any size ranging from cuddle size to one that fits a full size bed. Joan has a goal of 40 blankets. Even if you are not very gifted in the arts, you can help. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Drop off any donations to CASA, 591 W. Main St., in Quincy, noting it is for her senior project. The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 6, with a special drop-off time and location at an “S Club” Thanksgiving dinner to be held at Quincy High School on Saturday, Nov. 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Frank urges the community to come together and “give these children something special for the holiday season.”