Greenland Point receives Project Linus quilts

Posted July 01, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.

PRINCETON — On behalf of Washington and Hancock counties Project Linus coordinator Dianne Finnegan, the president of St. Croix International Quilters Bonnie Hunter delivered 25 quilts to Greenland Point Center executive director Jon Speed. The quilts were made at a recent workshop in Calais that was coordinated by Finnegan.

Project Linus is made up of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter work together to help achieve the organization’s mission, which is to help provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need by providing gifts of new, handmade quilts, blankets and afghans, all lovingly created by volunteers.

Greenland Point is a conservation camp that promotes healthful lifestyles and environmental stewardship by providing all children and adults, including those with disabilities, a natural setting and programs that teach outdoor skills, leadership, ethics and alternatives to substance abuse.

They realize this mission with a special appreciation and understanding of the Maine ecological heritage and an acknowledgement of the responsibility everyone has to continue this legacy.

For more information about Project Linus, call Dianne Finnegan at 497-5947. For more information about  St. Croix Quilters, call Bonnie Hunter at 726-5117 and, for more information about Greenland Point, call Jon Speed at 796-5186.