CNY Arts Center partners with Project Linus during Charlie Brown production

Volunteers at CNY Arts Centers were recently introduced to Project Linus and saw an obvious partnership between the charitable blanket organization and the current production of ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.’

The national mission of the non-profit Project Linus is to provide homemade security blankets to children in need.

Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown."
Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”

“It’s a perfect opportunity to recognize the great work this organization does for children in crisis,” said Nancy Fox, producer. “Linus, a well-loved Peanuts character carries his security blanket as a trusted friend throughout the show, singing and dancing with blanket in hand. We want to support this effort by offering to give $1 off each theatre ticket for every blanket donated to Project Linus during the run of the show.”

“Our children’s sewing class will also be working on a class project blanket to donate and we hope to generate interest in a knit/crochet club to work on blankets through the month of June at our Knit-in Yarn Bombing event June 7 at the downtown gazebo. We will provide the yarn as long as supplies last,” she continued.

The local Project Linus Chapter requests all blankets must be homemade and child friendly with materials clean and free of smoke and perfume.

Knit, crochet, quilt, or fleece tie blankets are welcome, but please no wool.

Recommended blanket sizes are Baby/Toddler 36×36, or 36×40, Grade School 40×45 and Teen 45×50 or larger.

Please put blankets in a plastic bag with “Project Linus” written on the outside of the bag.  Please include a note with contact information in the bag.

“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” is slated to open June 6 at 8 pm and continue June 7 and 13 at 8 p.m. with 3 p.m. matinees on June 8, 14 and 15 at 357 State St., Fulton.

The Arts Center will accept donations for the Onondaga Chapter of Project Linus at CNY Arts Center during normal office hours, Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or at any performance of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.”

Blankets can also be dropped off at Arts in the HeARt Gallery at 47 S. First St.

“What a perfect collaboration to support this wonderful effort to comfort every child during tragic times while we’re enjoying the antics of all the Peanuts characters.” Fox said. “We are proud to support any effort that nurtures and protects children.”

For more information about the production, for tickets and reservations, please visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

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