Alex Feldman, Amy Seago, and Breänna Gardner, students at Louisville Middle School and members of the National Junior Honors Society (NJHS) were looking for a worthy cause to raise money. They found mention of Project Linus in the local newspaper and began to search for us online. On our site they located the number of blankets donated to Project Linus. The number impressed them and they decided to raise money to help give blankets to more children.
Through their efforts they were able to raise $200 for Project Linus. A percentage of that amount came from a school-wide coin drive, but a majority came from a silent auction.
Faculty members at the school drew colorful pictures on fabric squares supplied by NJHS. Breänna's grandmother took the squares and created a quilt. The original intention was to donate the quilt to Project Linus, but it was decided that more could be obtained by offering the quilt for sale.
The night of a spring concert the quilt was put of for sale. By the end of the night their goal was exceeded. Much to the approval of the staff the final bidder donated the quilt back to the school. The blanket now hangs at the school and remains as a constant reminder of Project Linus.
Alex, Amy, and Breänna gained enriched skills in organization and communication by the NJHS project. These skills will help them as they join the National Honors Society.