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Our patients benefit from Project Linus blankets

Date: 11/21/2022

That special relationship between a child and their blanket is well known. Linus in the Peanuts cartoon always held his ‘blankey’ close, it gave him comfort. It works the same for kids and adults, especially when feeling sick and vulnerable in the hospital. 

It’s no wonder a special national effort to collect blankets for those in need is called ‘Project Linus’. Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital has been a regular benefactor of Project Linus, most recently receiving more than 50 blankets donated by National Honor Society students at MCI and the Mill Pond Quilters.

Lori Fiandaca, director of the Pittsfield hospital’s Surgical Services, says, “We are so grateful for these beautiful, warm blankets, many of which were hand made. Our patients who need a little homemade warmth during their care will appreciate the kindness of these donors, we certainly do! The patients can take the blankets home with them, knowing that their community cares about their comfort at the hospital and at home.” 

Many thanks to the MCI National Honor Society students, the Mill Pond Quilters, and Project Linus for helping the hospital bring comfort to patients!

Photo caption: Brandi and Jamie, nurses in Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital’s Day Surgery unit, look through some of the beautiful blankets that were donated for patients.