‘Project Linus’ came from same tragedy

Congratulations on your great front-page article on Columbine and its lessons of loss and kindness, and congratulations to the Everett students who picked up and ran with it! (“Columbine’s lesson,” Jan. 13).

Just to remind you of another wonderful outcome from the Columbine tragedy: When Columbine students were grieving and being counseled in the school gym, mothers decided to make small quilts and offer them to kids for comfort. The mothers were hard pressed to keep up with the demand and eventually started “The Linus Project.”

It has grown in just a few years to an international group, with chapters in every state. There are two chapters in Snohomish County – one in Everett and one in Stanwood/Camano Island. Members make and give small quilts to hospitals, nursery schools, shelters – wherever children are ill, poor or traumatized. If anyone is interested in learning more about The Linus Project, the web address is www.projectlinus.org.

Carolyn Gregory


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