IBMC College Partners with Project Linus, Providing Blankets of Comfort to Kids

The CARING TeProject Linusam at IBMC College is teaming up with Project Linus to provide blankets to local children who are seriously ill, traumatized and facing crisis.

The CARING Team Committee at IBMC College is partnering with Project Linus to provide comfort and warmth to children in Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming, bringing together staff members on February 20th from the FIBMC Caring Team Pillars Logo 2ort Collins, Greeley, Longmont, CO and Cheyenne, WY campuses for a potluck and day of blanket making.

Project Linus is a national nonprofit, which provides love, a sense of security and warmth in the form of a new, handmade blanket to those kids who are sick, in a crisis, homeless and in need.

IBMC staff of “blanketeers” will create 100 blankets to take to local to drop off locations, who are affiliate, volunteer partners of Project Linus, including the listings below.  From the drop off points, the blankets will be distributed to area hospitals, youth organizations and schools.

JoAnn Fabric – 2701 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 226-0262
Northern Colorado Medical Center – 1801 16th Street, Greeley, CO (970) 350-6995
Our Center – 303 Atwood Street, Longmont, CO 80501 (303) 772-5529
Around the Block – 453 Vandehei Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82009 (307) 433-9555

“We are touched by the opportunity of making a difference for our community’s children.  Caring Individuals…Changing Lives is a Mission our staff and faculty stand behind.”  Steve Steele, CEO, IBMC College

The CARING Team Committee consists of the following staff members at IBMC College:
Steve Steele, CEO
Mitch Thomas, COO
Michelle Jabs, Regional Director of Student Services
Maureen Seville, Regional Director of Marketing
Melissa Whitten, Regional Director of Career Services Operations
Holli Milenski, Marketing Manager

Project Linus was born by Karen Loucks, who was inspired by an article titled “Joy to the World” in Parade Magazine on Christmas Eve, detailing the struggle of a three year old girl, Laura, battling cancer and two years of tremendous pain from chemotherapy treatments.  Her special “blankie” was the one thing that provided her comfort through such a horrendous experience.  Inspired by the article, Loucks decided to provide homemade security blankets to Denver’s Rocky Mountain Children’s Cancer Center.  From there, Project Linus was created.  Since 1998, over 5 million blankets have been distributed.

For details regarding Project Linus, please visit projectlinus.org.

For more information about IBMC College, call (970) 223-2669.

 

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