Project Linus assistant Farah Betsill, front from left, and Project Linus chapter coordinator Denise Varnadoe, along with volunteers Naomi, Nathanael and Lily Betsill, receive the $1,000 grant from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation.

Project Linus has received a $1,000 grant from the Central Georgia EMC Foundation to purchase blanket-making supplies.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of the CGEMC Foundation participants,” said chapter coordinator Denise Varnadoe. ”This grant will help make a lot of blankets. We are always in need of volunteers. Sewing ability is not required to make a difference.”

The mission of Project Linus is to provide love and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of the gift of handmade blankets crafted by volunteers, Central Georgia EMC said. The grant was funded by proceeds from the co-op’s Operation Round Up program.

Central Georgia Electric Membership Corp. customers who participate in the Operation Round Up program voluntarily elect to have their electric bills rounded up to the next dollar. The donated amount averages about 50 cents per month for each participating customer. The Central Georgia EMC Foundation board of directors then distributes the funds to qualifying charities in the CGEMC community.

The CGEMC Foundation is accepting applications, which are available online at www.cgemc.com or can be picked up in person at the CGEMC office at 923 S. Mulberry St., Jackson. Any eligible organizations seeking assistance in CGEMC’s 14-county service territory are encouraged to apply.

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