Project Inus Work Day at Del Webb by Ida Haynes

The volunteers for Project Linus had a huge work day on March 27th at Del Webb Rancho Del Lago  The ladies, along with the ladies from the quilting group of Christ Lutheran Church, worked throughout the day,  breaking for lunch. They were able to donate 60 finished quilts and blankets to Project Linus.  Renee Lassise and Dale Shoots from the Tucson Area Project Linus Distribution Center were there to encourage and answer any questions. Twenty-five volunteers showed up to work.

Project Linus is a nationwide charity that provides solace to children in need.  This includes preemies, children undergoing surgery, those suffering from terminal illnesses, children with special needs and ones in needy families. These children are given something nice and cuddly to hold onto in a time of crisis. Children keep these blankets for years as a memento of someone’s kindness in their time of need.

The group of volunteers meets on the first Monday of the month.  So far this year they have donated 142 blankets.  This is their way of giving back and contributing to the community.

Many Del Webb residents make it a point to volunteer for the needs of the community. Some help with the schools, some volunteer at the Pima Space Museum, others at hospitals, the Food Bank and Thrift Store, or Cards for Troops, to name just a few.

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