Temple Sinai fourth graders participate in Project Linus


Grade 4 students fringe blankets.Grade 4 students fringe blankets.

On Feb. 1, the fourth grade class at Temple Sinai participated in Project Linus. The project was organized through a joint effort of the congregation’s Sisterhood and the Social Action Committee.

Project Linus is a national organization with local chapters in all 50 states. Volunteers make blankets that are collected locally and then distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.

The Temple Sinai children worked on precut fleece fabric and completed the knotting procedure for the fringes on each of five blankets. Also, the children wrote notes to the unknown children who would receive their blankets. The fourth graders had a rewarding and fun time completing the blankets and, at the same time, learned the importance of giving to those less fortunate.