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Our chapter will celebrate our 6th year, January 31, 2014. We have made and donated 12,109 blankets at the end of June 30, 2014.

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Places We Donate to:

Chapter Coordinator:
Diane Richardson
Members:
South Central Child Advocacy Center of West Plains
CASA
Salvation Army
Child Advocacy Center of Springfield
Mercy Children's Hospital
Crosslines
Isabel's House
Logan-Rogersville Fire Dept.
Touchpoint
SOS (Sacks of Snuggles)
Ebenezer Vol. Fire Dept.
Red Cross
Ambassador's for Children
Individual requests
Lutheran Children's Services
Missouri Baptist Children's Services
Missouri Girl's Shelter
Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center
Cox North Hospital
Lost and Found
Pregnancy Care Center
Harmony House

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QUILTVILLE.COM

CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

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LACAC_LOGO2.jpgThe Project Linus Mission Statement          Project Linus is a volunteer non-profit organization with a two-fold mission: First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, victims of natural disasters or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer 'blanketeers'. Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities for the benefit of children. Project Linus, Springfield/Branson Chapter Missouri makes and donates blankets for children ages 0-18 years of age. We also make weighted blankets for the autistic/special needs children. We are here to help assist and meet needs that arise in the community. We are a 501 (3)(c) non-profit organization which means all donation are tax-deductible. We offer community service options for people needing to earn hours. Must contact me for more info.
 
Quote from Charles Schulz regarding Linus and His Blanket: Project Linus was named after Linus, the adorable security blanket toting character from the Peanuts comic strip. "Of all the things in the strip, I think that I am most proud of Linus' security blanket. I may not have invented the term, but I like to think I made it a part of our language" . . . Charles Schulz
 
Blanket Materials & Sizes
We accept blankets that are knitted, crocheted, quilted made out of cotton, cotton-blend fabrics, flannel, acrylic yarn and fleece. Kid friendly colors and designs work well. Solids are also fine. We can't use wool or wool blends to due possibly allergy issues. Blankets need to be made in a smoke-free environment.Blanket sizes that we accept are 30" square and larger. Fleece should be width of fabric (60") by 1.5 yards. Crocheted and knit afghans need to be of a tight, closed pattern and not lacy or loopy. We don't want the blankets to catch on medical equipment.
 Weighted Blankets
Our chapter makes and donates weighted blankets for special needs/autistic spectrum issues. Two pieces of 36"x WOF(width of fabric)and 2.5 yards of velcro along with 12 sheets or flannel blankets makes a weighted blanket. St. John's Laundry graciously donates their 'rag-out' sheets and bath blankets to this cause. We thank them for their generosity. Need a blanket? Contact me. We do request a donation for this service. We have made and donated 911 weighted blankets since chapter began in 2008.
 
Drop Off Blanket site info
Merrily We Quilt Along is our drop off site for quilts, blankets and afghans. Please visit her store, she carries a variety of fabric, thread, notions and even Bernina sewing machines. Go in and find something new or a fabric you can't live without. She is located at the northwest corner of Sunshine and 65.
 Blanket totals
We are so blessed to have had schools, sororities, fraternites, church groups and new blanketeers step up to be a part of our chapter this year. Our total blankets since our inception is 12,109. This total is current as of June 30, 2014.
 

Crafts for a Cause Sept 13, 2014, at the Mid-Town Library
The Springfield-Greene County Library has asked to host an event titled Crafts for a Cause on September 13, 10a-2p, and Project Linus has been chosen as the beneficiary for the month of September. We will be doing the no-sew fleece blankets. All anyone needs to do is bring at least 1 piece of fleece, WOF x 1.5 yards in length to make a blanket that will be donated to any one of our chosen agencies to give to children in needs. The agencies are The Child Advocacy Center, Mercy Children's Hospital, CASA and Missouri Hotel. I am also requesting donations of fleece as well that can be used at a later time. Bring one piece to make, one to donate. There will be light refreshments available at this session. Anyone is welcome to attend. Volunteers will be on hand to help and equipment will be provided to use such as scissors, templates and instructions. This event replaces Project Linus' summer MABD. Contact me with any questions you might have. Thanks for everything that you all do to make our chapter a success. Remember, we make a difference one stitch at a time. Our Volunteer Appreciation/MABD event will be November 8, 2014 at the Mid-Town Carnegie Branch Library at the corner of Jefferson and Central. Hours are 10a-3p. Food and refreshments will be provided for all. Please come and join us for our end of 2014 activities.


 
 PROJECT LINUS-SPRINGFIELD/BRANSON AREA MISSOURI
2612 E. Linwood  •  Springfield, MO 65804
phone: 417-886-0392

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