Jacob's Project Linus Essay


Project Linus is a nationwide, non profit organization whose goal is to bring comfort and a sense of security to children in needing. The Linus Project goes about meeting their goals in a way similar to that of the famous cartoon character Linus, from "Peanuts". They give out security blankets to children in need. The children could have a disease, or be an orphan, or just be in need of a hug. Project Linus also has a second goal-community involvement. While they mainly help children, they also aim to provide a fun service opportunity for the community. "Project Linus is a nonprofit organization . . . communities, for the benefit of children." ( __http://www.projectlinus.org/about.shtml__ )

Project Linus was formed by Karen Loucks around the Christmas of 1995. On that Christmas an article on, and a picture of a small girl appeared in Parade Magazine. It was titled "Joy To the world". The girl, whose name was Laura, was undergoing chemotherapy. She found comfort in her security blanket. Inspired by Eddie Adams’s article, she got involved with blanket donations to Denver's Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Center, and thus, project Linus was born. " On Christmas Eve, 1995, an article titled . . . , and Project Linus was born." (__http://www.projectlinus.org/about.shtml__ )
The Linus Project currently has nationwide status. There is a chapter in all 50 states. ( from the map on __http://www.projectlinus.org/chapter.shtml__ ). Project Linus has donated 2,293,340 blankets as of September 30, 2007, and are still sending them out now. There are 406 chapters, again since September 30, 2007, with 15 in North Carolina alone. " Camden/Elizabeth City . . . Winston-Salem." ( __http://www.projectlinus.org/chapters/nc.shtml__ ) Project Linus has been extremely successful in providing children with security blankets. " Statistics as of Sep 30, 2007 . . . Chapters: 406" ( __http://www.projectlinus.org/index.shtml__ )

Project Linus is a successful, nonprofit organization that provides comfort, by way of blankets, to children in need of love, compassion, caring, and comfort. They should be rewarded for their good deeds, but are not making their charity all the more altruistic. The Linus Project is providing the world with some good deeds; it is a great charity.