Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NJ third-grade boy collects yarn for Project Linus

March 13, 2012: When Gannon Ogle, nine-year-old son of Wyckoff, New Jersey residents, Jim and Jacqui, was trying to decide what his Community Service Project would be this year at Sicomac School, he decided that he loved babies. Gannon likes the idea of keeping babies nice and warm, wrapped up in blankets. He decided he would collect yarn from friends and family for the 'blanketeers' at the Project Linus charity.

Project Linus is a 400-chapter-strong volunteer organization, which provides blankets for sick and/or needy babies. Based on the Charles Schulz comic character in 'Peanuts,' the Linus 'blanketeers' either sew, knit or crochet the homemade blankets for hospitals and families to provide the warmth and security babies need.

So 3rd-grader Gannon wrote a letter to his friends and family members, requesting donations of yarn for Project Linus. In his free time Gannon enjoys playing soccer, riding his bike and swimming. He also loves NASCAR racing. He is a huge fan of the #99 car driver Carl Edwards. He also likes playing with his brother Peyton.

If you have a few extra skeins of yarn you are not using, please send to Gannon Ogle, Class #3L, c/o Sicomac Elementary School, 356 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ, 07481. Project Linus and Gannon thank you ahead of time!

You can find lots of baby blanket patterns here on knitnscribble, and on the Project Linus site as well.

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