POCATELLO — The Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus is a non-religious, non-political group whose purpose is to do a simple act of kindness for children who are at risk or in crisis by giving them blankets they can call their own.

New blankets and quilts are made for children ages birth through 19 and are distributed through 15 local agencies, such as the Portneuf Medical Center, Family Services Alliance, Bright Tomorrows and Court Appointed Special Advocates. During the past seven years that the group has been in Idaho, 5,610 blankets have been given to children in Blackfoot and Pocatello.

Project Linus depends on gifts and donations to purchase fabric, yarn, batting and sewing notions to make these blankets. We have been fortunate to receive fabric as well as monetary gifts from the community, and we thank you. If you or your service group would like to make a contribution, contact Joyce at 208-478-2170.

Members of the Southeast Idaho Chapter of Project Linus hold their monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month (except January and July) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Pocatello.

The First Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of South Seventh Avenue and East Lewis Street. Please enter the building on the Lewis Street side. Our next meeting is on Dec. 3.

If you are interested in attending, contact Joyce at the above number. If you don’t sew or crochet, that’s not a problem, as there are many jobs that just need willing hands.