C of I continues Project Linus blanket drive

This spring, The College of Idaho is hosting a blanket drive for Project Linus, an organization that makes and collects blankets for children in need. The C of I is collecting new blankets through April 1 at the front desk of McCain Student Center. And on March 18, 19 and 20, the C of I campus is hosting daily blanket making parties in Simplot Dining Hall during lunch and dinner hours. C of I Program Council has donated enough materials to make approximately 20 blankets.

Due to the needs of the local Project Linus chapter, any teen-sized blankets (at least 45” x 72”) following Project Linus requirements will be eligible for a contest challenge. Blankets can be made by an individual or group as long as the names are listed. Fleece blankets are easy to make—they typically take less than 30 minutes and cost only $10!

Contest winners will be announced and awarded prizes during performances of the upcoming C of I theatre production, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, which opens its two-week run April 9 in the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts. Prizes have been donated by the following Treasure Valley businesses: The Bird Stop Coffee House, Caldwell Bowl, War Hawk Air Museum, Pita Pit, True Paintball and the Sweet Spot. 

For more information—including a list of blanket donation guidelines—visit For more details about The College of Idaho blanket drive, contact C of I student Allyson Sander at [email protected].

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. The C of I has a legacy of academic excellence, a winning athletics tradition and a history of producing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars and 14 Marshall, Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College’s close-knit, residential campus is located in Caldwell. Its distinctive PEAK Curriculum challenges students to attain competency in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field—empowering them to earn a major and three minors in four years. For more information, visit