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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Helping Charity on a Holland America Line Cruise

A recent Grand World Voyage aboard Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam saw the creation of 85 blankets and 50 hats by a group of volunteer “blanketeers” which were then donated to the Seattle chapter of Project Linus on Friday, June 1.

Project Linus provides new, handmade blankets, afghans and hats to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. 

During each sea day the “Sit and Knit” group aboard the ms Amsterdam of more than 50 guests got together to knit squares, hats and blankets. Both seasoned and novice knitters took part in the effort, including ship captain Jonathan Mercer’s wife, Karen.

On a previous Grand Asia Voyage in 2010, another group knitted 120 hats and 38 blankets that went to hospitals and cancer patients in the Seattle area through Project Linus. 

Plans are underway to continue a Project Linus effort on next year’s Grand World Voyage, departing January 5, 2013, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

For more information about Project Linus, visit : www.projectlinus.org.  

To learn more about Holland America Line’s charitable programs, please visit http://www.hollandamerica.com/about-best-cruise-lines/Main.action and click social responsibility.

For more information about Holland America Line’s cruises and cruisetours visit :  www.hollandamerica.com.

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1 comment:

  1. Charity is a nice contribution which helps poor people to live their life. It is really a great news that Project Linus provides blankets and hats to the ill and poor childrens.