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September 21, 2019Cart

Business

by Westchester County Business Journal
by WCBJ

Blankets for Linus

Checking a blanket, from left, Maria Siegel of Pentegra, Jeanette Gisbert of Volunteer New York! and Pentegra CEO John Pinto.

In the comic strip “Peanuts,” Charlie Brown’s friend Linus, a brother of the demanding little girl Lucy van Pelt, was usually drawn blissfully carrying around his blanket – or becoming very upset if he couldn’t find it or it was snatched by the dog Snoopy. It’s no mystery, then, that a nonprofit that provides homemade blankets to children in need is named Project Linus. It even uses Charles M. Schulz’s character Linus as its logo. With national headquarters in Belton, Missouri, the organization relies on volunteers around the country to create the blankets it distributes. 

Pentegra, which provides retirement planning and fiduciary outsourcing services from its office in Shelton and headquarters in White Plains recently worked with the nonprofit Volunteer New York! in arranging for more than 40 of its employees to volunteer to make no-sew fleece blankets for Project Linus.

John Pinto, president and CEO of Pentegra who also participated in the blanket making, said, “Project Linus is an extraordinary charity and we are proud to support them.”