Olivia Dreizen with the Town Board receiving the special proclamation in recognition of her work for children in need.
Huntington, NY -
Glenda A. Jackson and the Huntington Town Board recently awarded a proclamation
to a young lady who makes a special effort to give back to her community.
Olivia Dreizen has taken it upon herself to quilt baby blankets for terminally
ill, sick, orphaned and disadvantaged children through a charity called Project
Linus. You can tell just by being
in her presence, how much this program means to Olivia.
Linus is an organization based in all 50 states that relies on volunteers to
hand make quilts which are then donated to babies and toddlers in shelters,
hospitals, treatment programs and foster homes. The program has collected and donated
over two million quilts and currently receives over 350 donations a
grew up surrounded by the talents of her mother and grandmother who for years
designed and handmade quilts in their homes. It was from watching them, that Olivia
learned to make her own quilts and eventually began making them for Project
Linus. Her quilts have been donated
to children both locally and across the country and are a reminder of how
important single acts of kindness can be.
She even insists on bringing them to the children herself. For more information on the program,
please visit… www.projectlinus.com
With a bright smile on her face, she presented one of her creations to
the Town Board in honor of the organization and the program, which now hangs
in the Council Office in Town Hall.
At the Town Board meeting, Ms. Dreizen also mentioned that she accepts
donations of fine materials for the construction of these quilts, including
silk, velvet and the like.
She can be contacted through the Town of Huntington by calling