On National Make A Difference Day, members of the Denver Modern Woodmen of America chapter will sponsor a fundraiser Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 1-4 pm to benefit Project Linus at 8126 S. Parker Road in Parker. This is the northeast corner of Parker & Stroh Roads.
Plans for the fundraiser include: award winning barbecue, silent auction, blanket making, book signing by Karen Loucks Rinedollar- Project Linus Founder, Denver Coordinator and Author of Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story and more! Denver Broncos players Champ Bailey, Lonie Paxton and Mitch Unrein have shown their support of Project Linus’ efforts by signing Broncos apparel that will be among some of the items available at this event. A donation of $15 per adult and $5 for children of 12 years and younger is suggested for the meal. The money raised will be matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office, up to $2,500, through the fraternal benefit society’s Matching Fund Program and will be used for supplies to make Project Linus blankets for children in need of comforting.
Project Linus was founded in the Denver metro area to provide handmade security blankets to seriously ill and traumatized children. In its 15 years of existence, Project Linus has grown from a grassroots effort to having 370 chapters around the country and delivering over 3.9 million blankets worldwide.
For more information about how you can contribute to this fundraising event, contact Courtney Bitner at 303-725-2322.
As a tax-exempt benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders- members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities. Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $23 million and nearly 1 million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.

Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story

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While many seem to be in the race for the almighty dollar, others have discoved that working for peanuts is not something to have an allergic reaction to. In the book Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story, you will learn about how one woman, Karen Loucks Rinedollar, was able to turn a passion into a purpose and positively touched the lives of millions of seriously ill and traumatized children around the world. With the assistance of such media moguls as Oprah to NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams to the Today Show to Rosie O’Donnell to People Magazine, this effort has grown from a grassroots effort to an internationally recognized organization. Learn why Working for Peanuts can be a very positive thing!