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Doing Good in the Edge: Project Linus

Kathlyn's “Doing Good in the Edge” column highlights projects from the Do Gooders teen community service group agencies and organizations in the community Doing Good. The Allstate Foundation supports the Do Gooders in their work. Sewing handmade blankets for Project Linus has been one of the Edge’s longest-running service projects, even before the Do Gooders community service group formed. Project Linus is a nationwide, volunteer-led organization that collects handmade blankets and distributes them to children in hospitals and shelters. Adele Shapiro, Chapter Coordinator for Project Linus in Westchester, says the handmade blankets bring warmth, love, and security to children in
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Do Gooders Summer Registration

This post has expired. Check back next June for information on our Summer 2020 volunteer opportunities or visit our post on fall 2019 volunteer opportunities. It’s time to make plans for this summer. When it comes to volunteering at the library, the Do Gooders community service group will be working on a variety of different projects. Do Gooders Teens in grades 7-12 can earn community service hours on Tuesdays from 3-5 pm, from July 9 through August 13 in the Edge Media Lab. Each week we'll work on a different project to benefit a local organization. Registration recommended; space is
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Teens Knitting for Charity

Knit a Square for Project Linus in The Edge. Friday, December 12 at 3:30 p.m. Come make blankets for Project Linus, a charity that collects handmade blankets for children in shelters and hospitals. Handmade blankets provide the children with not just warmth and comfort, but also the knowledge that someone cared enough to spend time making a blanket just for them. This is a fun way for teenagers to engage with their community and learn a new skill at the same time. No knitting or sewing experience is required; instructions for beginners and materials are provided. Participants will earn two
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