Last Saturday, 90 Au Pair in America au pairs made 100 fleece blankets for children in need. The patterns were fabulous with everything from polka dots, soccer themes, dinosaurs, animal prints, dog-theme prints and more. Each fleece blanket is fringed by hand. The au pairs and counselors worked together to purchase the fleece and follow the blanket pattern instructions according to the Chicago chapter of Project Linus. Host families supported the project by donating fleece and blankets made ahead of time.
One host mom told her counselor that this project had a special meaning for her because her own son was seriously ill when he was born and was given a Project Linus blanket which they have kept. When she found out her au pair was taking part, she said it brought tears to her eyes.
All who participated felt it was a worthy cause and a great way to give back to their community.
WAY TO GO!