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Our chapter will celebrate our 11th year, January 31, 2019. We have made and donated 31,106 blankets at the end of December 31, 2018.

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Places We Donate to:

Chapter Coordinator:
Diane Richardson
South Central Child Advocacy Center of West Plains
Salvation Army
Rare Breed
Child Advocacy Center of Springfield
Mercy Children's Hospital
Isabel's House
Logan-Rogersville Fire Dept.
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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Linus Project

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. 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 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.
 Weighted Blankets
Due to medical liability and insurance issues, weighted blankets are no longer a part of our chapter's mission. we have privatized the making of the blankets so as not to break the rules of Project Linus You can contact me at for any information you might need. There is a small fee per blanket.
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. Joann's, located in Primrose Shopping Center here in Springfield is a new drop off site. We have taken in over 1,200+ blankets from their store since July 2018.
 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 31,106. This total is current as of December 31, 2018.

MABD Feb. 23, 2019 at The Child Advocacy Center
Our Make a Blanket Day will be held February 23, 2019 10a-3p at The Child Advocacy Center located at 1033 E. Walnut. Food will be provided. We have made over 31,106 blankets in 11 years. Fleece will be provided to work on that day, so bring a favorite crochet hook or come prepared braid the fleece. You are also welcome to bring your own projects to work on that day, too. Please bring a friend if you choose. The more the merrier. 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.

2612 E. Linwood  •  Springfield, MO 65804
phone: 417-886-0392

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