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Members List:

Coordinator:
Rene Lassise 574-2103
Asst. Coord.:
Dale Shoots 742-3801
NW Area:
Vicki Colovito 219-8283
NE Area:
Sharon Hass 240-3166
SE Area:
Kate Havens 870-2603
SW Area:
Mindy Zech 664-4839
GREEN VALLEY:
Mindy Zech 664-4839
FALLEN HEROES:
Marge Koeller 578-7115
KidsHelpKids:
Dale Shoots 742-3801

Links Section


KVOA-TV@DEC.2011 MEETING

PROJECT LINUS, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION

FLEECE BLANKET EDGES; 5 VIDEOS

THE CRAYON BOX

DISAPPEARING NINE PATCH QUILT

PRAIRIE POINTS ON QUILTS

QUILTMAKER'S PROJECT LINUS QUILTS
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WE NEED ANGELS ALL YEAR LONG, TO MAKE BLANKETS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED OF A HUG!

May 7, 2014: We have added a new drop-off site in the Vail area! Christ Lutheran Vail, 14600 Colossal Cave Rd., Vail, AZ 85641. Hours are USUALLY 9-3, Monday through Friday, but call first (due to new summer hours) (520) 468-7075. Click in far lefthand column for the complete list of places where you can leave your blankets for Project Linus Tucson


Over the past year, the following businesses have donated money, goods and services to Project Linus, Tucson Chapter. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to each and urge all of our blanketeers to go in and say "Thank You" to them for their support:
  • Albertson's
  • Hancock Fabrics
  • Picor Foundation
  • Quilters' Market
  • Sundt Foundation
  • Tucson Federal Credit Union
  • The Tucson Yarn Company
  • United Way of Tucson
  • Wal-Mart

    We also wish to extend a special "Thank You" to all of our participating drop-off sites around the area. Without them, our system of collecting and distributing the blankets would be much more difficult. For a complete list of these sites, please click on "BLANKET: Drop-Off Places" in the left hand column.


    Project Linus Tucson distributed 2,211 blankets from January to May, 2013. This is an average of 442 blankets per month! Wonderful! Thank you to each of our blanketeers! - Rene Lassise.

    Effective February 2013 Tucson Chapter Coordinator Rene Lassise ADJUSTED OUR FOUR GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS using Broadway as the north/south boundary and Stone Ave. as the west/east boundary. THERE IS A TEAM LEADER FOR EACH OF THE FOUR AREAS: Northwest, Southwest, Northeast and Southeast. (See contact list in lefthand column to reach YOUR Area Team Leader.)

    Volunteers who need BLANKET TAGS and LABELS between meetings should call the Team Leader in the geographical Area where they reside. Those items are also available at the monthly meetings.

    REQUEST THAT ALL VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE AGREED TO MAKE PICKUPS OR DELIVERIES LOOK AT A MAP TO DETERMINE THE AREA/S WHERE THOSE FACILITIES ARE LOCATED.

    IF YOU WILL BE UNABLE to make your pickups/deliveries, PLEASE CONTACT THE AREA'S TEAM LEADER so that she can find someone to cover those responsibilities. (See MEMBERS LIST in the lower lefthand column.)

    From time to time a person who delivers blankets has not been able to come to the monthly meeting and no one was aware that she would be absent! Our recipients are counting on us. The Team Leader for that area needs to know that you will not be there, and either find a substitute person or make the delivery herself.

    There have been instances when a recipient facility did not get any blankets for the month because we were unaware that the person who had volunteered to cover the delivery was absent.

    GENERAL QUESTIONS about Project Linus may be directed to Coordinator Rene Lassise (see Contact List below left).


    Request that everyone who is making fleece blankets PLEASE use only one layer of fleece. This request is really for two reasons: a single layer of fleece is plenty warm in Tucson, and, the double-layer blankets do not lay flat after laundering unless you have tacked the layers together at intervals. Tacking should be spaced similarly to a quilt.

    An added bonus is that you have enough fleece leftover to make another blanket for a second child! We always need more blankets!


    New volunteers are always welcome to attend monthly meetings and learn more about Project Linus! Our monthly meetings are held on the campus of Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Ft. Lowell (SW corner of Ft. Lowell Rd. & Tucson Blvd.). Enter from Ft. Lowell and park in the lot at the south end of the campus; we meet in the Multi-purpose room,which is in the building on the west side of that parking lot. (See calendar in lower lefthand column.)

    At the monthly meetings volunteers bring blankets from our drop-off points, and place them on tables. We gather the blankets in sizes appropriate to the needs of the various recipient facilities and stack them on tables; then bag them for delivery. A short business meeting is held. On three occasions throughout the year, volunteers bring a lunch and stay until about 3:00 to participate in a Work Party.


    BLANKET BASICS......(OR) PROJECT LINUS (TUCSON) 101:

    PLEASE READ AND/OR PRINT FOR REFERENCE!

      Coordinator Rene Lassise reviewed the Tucson Chapter's very important blanket guidelines at the May meeting:
    • NO WOOL
    • NO YARN FRINGE
    • NO ADD-ONS (teddy bears, hats, buttons or other items that might be removed and be of danger to a child)
    • CHECK, DOUBLE CHECK AND TRIPLE CHECK FOR PINS AND REMOVE THEM ALL!
    • NO ODORS (including smoke, detergents/softeners, mold & mildew)
    • NO PET HAIR/DANDER/PET ODORS
    • ALWAYS USE AGE-APPROPRIATE FABRIC/MATERIALS FOR THE SIZE BLANKET YOU ARE CREATING
    • ALL BLANKETS BROUGHT IN MUST HAVE A PROJECT LINUS LABEL, A TUCSON CHAPTER TAG, AND BE LISTED ON AN INCOMING BLANKET SHEET -- BEFORE THEY ARE PLACED ON TABLES TO BE BAGGED FOR DISTRIBUTION!

      BLANKET SIZE SPECIFICS -- IMPORTANT!

      PREEMIE:

      • 30" x 30" to 35" x 35" (NOTHING SMALLER)
      • NO LOOSE WEAVES THAT TINY FINGERS AND TOES CAN GET CAUGHT IN
      • DON'T TIE QUILTS WITH YARN; IF YOU MUST TIE, USE EMBROIDERY THREAD
      ISOLETTE:
      • 30" x 30"
      • We only need ten isloette blankets per month, for the Diamond Center, and they MUST BE ALL COTTON,
      • Isolette blankets MUST be stitched, not tied!
      BABY: 36" X36" TO 36" X 42"

      CHILD: 40" X 40" TO 45" X 45"

      TEEN: 45" X 60"

      IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT ABOUT A BLANKET, DON'T LABEL IT!. WE HAVE USES AND PLACES FOR THE BLANKETS THAT ARE QUESTIONABLE.


      Thank you to EACH AND EVERY ONE of our volunteers who work so hard in support of our very active chapter!! Every volunteer is an integral part of our Tucson team.


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