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Selkirk Families First thanks Project Linus for support over the years

Interlake-Eastern RHA’s Selkirk Families First was one of the first partners of the community non-profit, volunteer organization, Project Linus. Families First offers home and community support to families with children up to the age of five.
“I would like to extend a big thank you to Project Linus for their support for Families First over the years,” says Shannon Leask, Families First coordinator. “We are truly grateful for their community support and know that our clients feel the same way.”

Families First is delivered across the region by public health. The program supports families through their strengths to build happy healthy relationships and strong families. They provide families with support around health, safety, nutrition, learning through play, family health care and much more. The blankets are distributed to families on home visits with no cost to the families. 

“We have received very positive feedback from the program and are honoured that we can give the families some of the support that they need,” says Sharon Sutton, Project Linus coordinator.

Project Linus blankets are made by loving, caring volunteers who want to ensure a child knows they are loved and cared for. The Selkirk chapter of Project Linus is one of 44 across Canada. Project Linus was started in the U.S. and the first chapter in Manitoba was the Stonewall chapter in 2006. Since then, Project Linus has donated approximately 10,000 blankets to local organizations.

Want to help? Project Linus takes blankets accepts blankets as donations from individuals who want to help. You can also donate your fabric, yarn, or gift cards (to purchase these items) to your local Project Linus Chapter. The charity also accepts monetary gifts. Visit and click “How you can help” for details or contact Sharon Sutton at 204-482-4348.

Interested in learning more about Families First? Contact Families First coordinator Shannon Leask at 204-785-7693.

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From left to right: Rachel Collins, Families First visitor and Shannon Leask, Families First coordinator, hold up blankets made by  volunteers and donated by Project Linus to be distributed to Families First clients during home visits.

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