10 July, 2006
Janome has announced that Project Linus National Make A Blanket Day will be held on February 17, 2006. So mark your calendar and get your handmade blanket supplies ready.
Did you know that as of June, 2006 Project Linus has donated more than a million and a half blankets? See below for even more amazing facts courtesy of Carol Babbitt, President of Project Linus.
Did You Know?
There are chapters in all 50 states.
- Project Linus was born on December 24, 1995.
- Project Linus has been in business for 3742 days as of June 23, 2006.
- Project Linus has donated 1,728,621 blankets as of June 23, 2006.
- If 60% of the donated blankets are fabric, that translates into about 3,111,518 yards of fabric. If 40% are afghans, that is about 5,531,587 skeins of yarn.
- If each blanket is an average of 60" long, and we laid them end to end, they would stretch 8,643,105 feet or 1637 miles. We could hang a clothes line from Bloomington to Phoenix, Arizona, or all the way across the Great Wall of China and halfway back.. It's as far as climbing Mt. McKinley 426 times.
- Project Linus delivers an average of 1047 blankets per day, 365 days per year. That's up 108 blankets PER DAY from this time last year. That means that about 44 blankets are delivered every hour of the day, or about 1 every 1.3 minutes.
- As of June 24, 2005, Project Linus has 385 chapters in the United States.
- On average, we estimate a volunteer force of about 35,000 people in the United States.
- If Project Linus Chapter Coordinators and headquarters staff were paid minimum wage at only 10-15 hours per week, the annual payroll would be over $2,150,000.00.