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Orono Youths Make Blankets for Kids in Need 

Kids at the Recreation Department in Orono have been hard at work sewing.Project Linus is a non-profit organization that collects home-made quilts and blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.The Orono after school program has been making blankets around this time of year for the last 4 years.This year, 9 blankets were made.On top of helping other kids, the children also learn life skills during the project. “I also like the fact that I’m learning to quilt: that they’re learning to sew,” Said project director Maida Robichaud. “We do safely and then they learn to sew these together, they learn to work with each other so I think that what they take out of it is a lot of giving.”Project Linus has hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States.