Annual event provides blankets for children in need
Blankets represent a universal symbol of protection, covering, warmth and safety. From afghans and quilts to baby blankets and duvets, blankets speak a universal language of humanity communicated in the form of gifts and offerings. The universality of blankets is one reason why the annual Project Linus event at Colorado Mesa University (CMU) generates student engagement and passion for volunteering year after year.
One Thursday, November 5, the Circle K Kiwanis Club at CMU will gather for its 8th annual community service project where students make blanket for children who are suffering from illness or who have experienced life trauma that leaves them vulnerable.
“Sometimes when no other comfort can be provided the simple gesture of a blanket can offer a child a small moment of reprieve from what has otherwise been a traumatic event or illness that has stolen security from them,” said CMU Circle K Advisor and community leader Mike Moran. “Our students always grow emotionally and in community as a result of this event.”
The student chapter of Kiwanis was fully accepted as a chapter a number of years ago and continues to serve the community linking CMU students with service events including Kids Aid Project Backpack, Trick-or-Treat Street for people with disabilities, on-campus Mav Rides and other local charitable efforts.
All student and member of the public are invited to participate. For information about attending safely during elevated COVID-19 risk contact, Kerri Strasser.
Visit Kiwanis for more information on volunteer opportunities.