Montgomery County Texas has a program called Market Street Change for Charity that collects money for four different organizations each year. One of the four recipients of the funds for 2012 will be the local chapter of Project Linus, an organization that collects crochet and other handmade blankets for children in need.
Market Street Change for Charity
Market Street Change for Charity is a way of encouraging people in the local community to donate to good causes. There is a shopping district on Market Street that holds more than five dozen change receptacles. Shoppers are encouraged to drop their change into those receptacles. The change donated for one full quarter will go to the chosen charity. Project Linus is the chosen charity for the 4th quarter of 2012, which is nice since that’s the holiday quarter when the most shoppers should be around.
In addition to the change receptacles, money is collected through a monthly Market Street event. It’s called Cars and Coffee for a Cause. A car club brings its cars out for people to see one morning each month. Funds raised for the event during that quarter go to the charity of the quarter.
Project Linus is a nationwide organization that accepts handmade blankets for children in need. Blankets go to children who are ill as well as children suffering trauma. Having a handmade blanket keeps them warm both literally and metaphorically, providing comfort and a sense of care during a difficult time.
How You Can Help
If you happen to be shopping in Texas in 4th Quarter 2012 then you can add some change to the Market Street receptacles but of course that’s not the only way you can help. Project Linus accepts handmade blanket donations as well as monetary donations. You can also earn money for them by using GoodSearch as your search engine. See the Project Linus website for more information.