Catholic Daughters Make Blankets in Joint Effort for Project Linus
The local Catholic Daughters of the Americas recently came together for a joint project. Court Saint Margaret Mary in Arlington met with Court Saint Rita at Saint Paul’s in Manchester. The two churches have been blended into one parish named Christ Our Savior, while retaining their original names. The volunteers made about two dozen blankets for Project Linus. The blankets are made by joining two colorful micro-fleece blankets together by tying them with fringes. Colorful children’s themes are featured. The blankets are warm, soft, vibrant and washable. They are given to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies and anywhere a child might need a ‘snuggle.’ Project Linus, whose national headquarters are located in Bloomington, Ill., has chapters in all 50 states, and has been featured in national magazines and television programs. While the Catholic Daughters are not a chapter of Project Linus, this was chosen as a worthy cause to be the recipient of this year’s joint project. Christ Our Savior parish is the only parish in Vermont with two Catholic Daughters’ courts within a single parish. In order to attract as members for its spiritual and charitable work, the court in Arlington has evening meetings and the Manchester court meets at 12 noon. Women are free to join whichever fits their schedules. Meetings are held once a month. Almost all of the funds earned each year are donated to charitable causes right here in the Northshire. For information on joining, call Linda McGinnis at 802-379-1198.