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Our chapter will celebrate our 6th year, January 31, 2014. We have made and donated 10,668 blankets at the end of Dec. 31, 2013.

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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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PROJECTLINUS.ORG

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 826 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 10,668. This total is current as of Dec. 31, 2013.
 

MABD April 5, 2014 at The Child Advocacy Center
Make a Blanket Day Apri1 5, 2014 will be held at The Child Advocacy Center here in Springfield, 1033 E. Walnut. We will stick with the 10a-3p hours, even though we are usually done earlier than 3p. Please bring whatever you want to work on that day. Not sure if I will have fleece available to work on that day, so please watch for the sales that Hancock's and Joann's are having beginning this weekend of Valentine's Day as well as the coupons for 20% off total purchases, save a little or save a lot, every little bit helps. I will make my usual chicken and noodles that day. Please bring a plate of cookies, brownies or whatever you want to bring. The agency we will be collecting items for is the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center in Branson West. Their needs list is: 24-count color crayons, Forever stamps for regular postage, children's toothpaste and toothbrushes, Cottonelle or Charmin toilet paper and Walmart gift cards in $5 and $10 increments. No one is required to participate in our community service projects at any time. Just something special to do for our select non-profits to help with their day-to-day needs. 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
phone: 417-886-0392

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