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Our chapter will celebrate our 8th year, January 31, 2016. We have made and donated 18,184 blankets at the end of December 31, 2015.

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Places We Donate to:

Chapter Coordinator:
Diane Richardson
Members:
South Central Child Advocacy Center of West Plains
CASA
Salvation Army
Rare Breed
Child Advocacy Center of Springfield
Mercy Children's Hospital
Crosslines
Isabel's House
Logan-Rogersville Fire Dept.
Touchpoint
SOS (Sacks of Snuggles)
Rare Breed
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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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 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. 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 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.
 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 18,184. This total is current as of December 31, 2015.
 

January 1, 2016 - 3.690 Blankets
I just finished my quarterly and annual reports for 2015. I can't believe how big we are getting and still growing. We are so blessed to be able to donate 3,690 blankets this year! I am astounded at the amount of blankets that came in this last quarter. There isn't a week that someone or some group calls wanting to help make a difference for the children in our area. It is hard to believe that a concept so simple as a homemade blanket/afghan can be such an empowering symbol for a child who has seen the dark side of humanity and Mother Nature. I have seen the wonder and the miracle this causes for a child. I am looking at April 2, 2016 for our MABD. This is tentative for now. 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
phone: 417-886-0392

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