Project Linus

We're delighted to announce that we are a Project Linus drop off point! Project Linus' mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.” 

 

We are hosting a Project Linus event on Saturday, March 16th (11 am to 3 pm) and/or Sunday, March 23rd (1 pm to 4 pm)! Come join us for a day of fun making blankets! If you can't join us, feel free to drop off your donation at any time prior to March 23rd. Children are welcome! 

Project Linus Blanket Making Guidelines
NEW, HANDMADE, WASHABLE, blankets and afghans for giving to children ages 0-18 years. Project Linus blankets are not donated to adults.

  • Blankets can be knitted, crocheted, quilted, or fleece.
  • Suggested sizes (width must be in proportion to length--not long and skinny):
    • Baby/Toddler: 36" x 36", 36" x 42"
    • Preteen: 40" x 60"
    • Teen: 50" x 72"
  • Fabric design must be age appropriate. Do not use baby patterns for teen-size blanket.
  • Do not use fabrics that have any religious or charity messages and designs.
  • Fleece fabric makes a wonderful no-sew blanket. The hospitals our local chapter serve request single layer fleece blankets.
  • Do not make blankets from tapestry, burlap, felt, upholstery fabric, wool or wool yarn. Donations of these types of fabrics cannot be used by Project Linus.
  • Quilted blankets: secure batting into outer seams and anchor it every 4 to 6 inches.
  • Knitted or crocheted blankets: Use only acrylic, washable yarn and bury the ends.
  • Do not attach button or decorative items to the blanket.
  • Do not use puffy paint.
  • Environmental Guidelines / Free from Contaminants
    • If there is an animal in the house, the blanket must be washed, dried, and put directly into a bag. 
    • Blankets/donations must come from smoke-free environment. If the blanket is made in an environment where someone smokes, we cannot accept the blanket even if it has been washed. Recent studies show that laundering these blankets does not remove contamination, and in some cases can even make it worse. 
    • Do not use yarn or fabric that has been stored in a moldy/mildew environment.
    • Do not eat peanut butter or any peanut product while creating a blanket. 
  • Always check blankets carefully for pins, and remove any embellishments such as buttons that could be swallowed prior to donating the blanket.
Thank you for helping to make sure that Project Linus blankets are safe and healthy, and will bring only comfort and security to a child in need!