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Mission Statement

FIRST 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." SECOND Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

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The Maryland MidShore local chapter of Project Linus serves children in need in Queen Anne, Kent, Talbot, and Caroline counties. The chapter was started in April 2016 by Gregory Couch who was a 4th grade student. Gregory and his mom, Kimberly Couch, currently run the chapter. There are dedicated blanket makers that are called "Blanketeers" who make blankets for donation. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.

Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Belton, Missouri. National President Patty Gregory and Vice President Mary Balagna direct and orchestrate the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. Patty has been involved with the organization in the Kansas City area since April 2000 and Mary in Central Illinois since late 1998, as chapter coordinators and now as directors and officers. Mary also maintains a very busy chapter, donating an average of 350 blankets every month to local children. With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.

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