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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.
Due to medical liability and insurance issues, weighted blankets are no longer a part of our chapter's mission. They will be provided on a private basis. Contact me for more information.
|Springfield and Branson drop-off site info|
Merrily We Quilt Along is our drop off site for quilts, blankets and afghans. Located at the corner E. Sunshine and Ingram Mill Rd just off 65. New Branson drop-off site at Homestead Fabrics, 2900 Green Mountain Drive #205.
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 21,545. This total is current as of December 31, 2016.
| MABD Feb. 25, 2017 at The Child Advocacy Center|
Our Make a Blanket Day will be held February 25, 10a-3p at The Child Advocacy Center located at 1033 E. Walnut, here in Springfield, MO. Fleece will be provided to work on that day. Food will be provided as well. Not sure what I will bring but I promise you will not be disappointed. Looking forward to seeing everyone and meeting new faces as always. Our community service project is to collect new boys and girls underwear in sizes 2-3, teen girls underwear in 5,6 and 7, and hygiene items such as boys deodorant and 3-1 Suave Shampoo. Most of these items can be found at the Dollar Tree or Dollar General. 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