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|Project Linus-Springfield/Branson Area Missouri|
|The 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 donations 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. We cannot use the double fleece blankets for this area of Missouri. Single layered is preferred. There is a simple No-Sew Fleece pattern at www.projectlinus.org that you can access. Make a nice edge and allows 2-4 people to work on the same piece of fleece. 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.
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 1,576 weighted blankets since our 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.
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 18,184. This total is current as of December 31, 2015.
| A few comments about making fleece blankets|
I so appreciate how people want to help Project Linus with their mission. We appreciate any and all usable donations. If we can't use it, I will find an appropriate place for the donation to be gifted. Fleece blankets are wonderful for children and teenagers. Most places we donate to love the ease of storage as well as the comfort they provide. Their main request is that the blankets need to be SINGLE LAYERED, no doubles. Also, the size needs to be at least 1.5 yards unless you crochet an edge around the fleece, 1.333 yds is perfect. I will take smaller pieces as small as 24" square to use for the NICU and the Pregnancy Care Center. Please go to www.projectlinus.org to see the fleece blanket patterns. The NO Sew Fleece is a favorite for most. I am grateful to know each and every one of you and thankful that we have crossed paths. You make this role a true joy. Thanks for everything that you all do to make our chapter a success. Remember, we make a difference one stitch at a time.
|PROJECT LINUS-SPRINGFIELD/BRANSON AREA MISSOURI|
2612 E. Linwood Springfield, MO 65804