Blanket making marathon helps local children

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FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN)- More than 200 students turned out to Wright State University’s Student Union for the Project Linus blanket making marathon on Thursday. Project Linus makes blankets for area children who may be sick, traumatized or in need of comfort.

“They might be going through a hard time but the blankets just show them that the community really cares about them and wants to see the best for them,” Ryan Oats, a student at WSU said,

Oats’ student organization, the National Residents Hall Honarary, spent the last year fundraising for the blanket tying marathon.The last six months were spent cutting fabric for Thursday’s event.

Project Linus chapter coordinator Holly Frisby said the blankets are symbolic of the community’s nature.

“It means that they are cared for by somebody who they have not ever even met before,” Frisby said.

She often delivers the blankets to children herself. It helps remind her why the work is so important.

“You can tell by the atmosphere change that it just makes the kid feel so much better when they get the blanket,” she said.

Both Oats and Frisby say they hope the program will continue to help children in the Miami Valley for years to come.

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