The Burlington Free Press reports that on February 23rd, the Blanket Brigade, a group of about a dozen volunteers, "cut, stitched and sewed 40 fleece blankets" for sick and injured children in Afghanistan. "Every blanket contains two layers of fleece," measures 52-by-72 inches, and comes "in an array of colors and designs." So far "four boxes have been shipped [to Afghanistan], and another four parcels are set to go." Colchester resident Christie Fitzgerald, who formed the Blanket Brigade, has "pledged to avoid making any political statements about the war." She says that the group was "meant to help sick and injured children." Notably, Fitzgerald plans to hold another gathering to make more blankets soon.