3rd Annual Fairy Godmother Fair
Benefit For Project Linus Volunteers
“Blanketing the Children of the World with Love and Handmade Hugs!”
Children’s faces brighten up with delight as they choose their very own new, handmade blanket, quilt, or afghan from a colorful assortment gifted to them from the “Blanketeers” of Project Linus. Their mission is two-fold. First, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children ages 0-18 years who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. Second, their mission is to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
The Fairy Godmothers chose unanimously to benefit Project Linus after hearing of their 25,000 special individual volunteers who lovingly create blankets for children they will never see or meet, yet they reach out to touch their young lives in a most intimate and compassionate way. “A Blanket is to the body what music is to the soul!” Everyone knows one or more children who clutch their ‘security blanket’ to help them adjust to challenging situations. What is more challenging than serious illness, trauma, or everyday distressful situations where a child feels afraid and sometimes alone or lost.
“It is amazingly rewarding to see the face of a child as they choose the blanket that whispers to them ‘I am for you, choose me,’ remembers, Rose Mitchell Waring. As Chapter-Coordinator, San Diego/North County, Rose says she loves this ‘labor of love’ so much that when it looked like it might be lost in her area, she stepped up to be the district coordinator and keep the ‘good feelings’ going for all the people who either make, distribute, or receive the blankets!”
“I believe we were put here on this Earth to be good to each other! So, I took on Project Linus not really knowing what I would get back from it! It is amazing to me the love, time and artistic design that people put into these quilts, blankets, and afghans. The quilters spend extra time embroidering, hemstitching, and adding especially dramatic effects that delight the children. I often tease them about buying perfectly good fabric, then cutting it up into little pieces and sewing them back together again! They create exciting works of art as they labor in a spirit of love!”
“I have a serendipity story — a most wonderful personal experience happened one afternoon as I was on my way to the dentist. As I got out of the car, the basket of blankets almost fell out. I started to refold them and put them back when I noticed a woman sitting there feeding her three little children a yogurt snack. She asked me if I sewed all those blankets and I explained about Project Linus to her. She told me she was a foster parent and these were three of her four foster children. She understood the power of children receiving a personal gift because her oldest foster daughter had received a ‘My Stuff Bag’ and said it meant so much to her.”
“The dentist was not ready and I excused myself, I’d be right back. I went to my car, got the blankets and let the three foster children each pick one of their very own. The little blonde boy chose one with ice cream cones because he loved to eat ice cream. The little blonde-haired girl picked one with pink daisies, and the Hispanic boy picked a blanket with lots of purple, his favorite color. They were so happy! The foster mother explained to me how perfect this gift really was to the children because the little blonde boy was going to an adoptive home next week, and that foster children have virtually no personal belongings.”
Made with Pure Love!
The neo-natal unit in hospitals uses blankets to cover the isolates and as the baby moves from unit to unit, their blanket goes with them. That is why we insist the blankets be made of new washable materials from a smoke-free environment because they go into sterile surroundings.
They will accept blankets in all sizes from baby size to throws, and twin size for teenagers. Parents are thrilled to see the beautiful handmade blankets for their child to snuggle up in, a gift from some loving person saying we care about you and we want you well and happy soon!
Many blankets go to hospitals, women’s shelters, Sheriff’s departments, etc, wherever children are in trauma or seriously ill.
Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization, with nearly 300 chapter coordinators who are responsive and gratefully support an estimated 25,000 volunteers nationwide. Project Linus depends on the generosity of others for financial support. Expenses necessary to maintain the National Office include: telephone and internet charges, office supplies, printing expenses, and postage, among others.
Project Linus is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contri-butions. Please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax deductibility of your gift. Also see www.projectlinus.org
Angels, Fairy Collectors & Frivolous Fun Seekers welcome!
You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Fairy Godmother Fair! Back by popular request! October 10, 2004 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Atrium Hotel, 187 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine, CA, across from John Wayne Airport.
"Through the Magic Looking Glass…!” It’s a Feast for Your Eyes and Your Youthful Spirit of Fun! You will glimpse your most whimsically charming, beautiful and magical self! Most attendees dress up! You may choose from vintage attire with hats and gloves, Fairy Godmother, a Fairy Princess or other magical and whimsical beings!
The event is an “Open House” style. Many artists and craftsmen are expected to have “One-of-a-Kind” or “Limited Edition” works of Art, Jewelry, Clothes, Dolls, Toys, Decorations, and other items — with the emphasis on Fairies, Angels, and Whimsy for the collector’s delight!
Some exhibitors will be showcasing health, wealth, and well-ness products & services that enhance and enrich the quality of your life
Door Prizes, Free Samples and Live Entertainment! A gourmet buffet lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free parking and access to all exhibits. Free Door Prize Drawing Ticket & Souvenir Program Listing Sponsor’s and Exhibitor’s Ads.
For tickets or information call (877) 442-2888. You may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or also check out our website at www.fairygodmotherguild.com
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