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*HISTORY of PROJECT LINUS & OUR CHAPTER
*BLANKET SPECIFICATIONS
*WAYS TO HELP
*MAKE DONATIONS
*PATTERNS


Nationwide OVER 6.5 MILLON Donated since 1995

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j0162981.gif Project Linus is a 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, 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.

 
 

Over 37,961 Blankets Donated!! Since 2001!

Meetings a Town of Wallkill Community Center, 8 Wes Warren Drive, Middletown, NY

Drop off point in Orange County, NY - Monthly Meetings- Middletown, NY

2017 Middletown Schedule WEATHER PERMITTING

Oct. 7 - 9:30am to 1pm (helpers needed for breakdown at 1pm)

Open House and Blanket Making Day

Free demonstrations of how to crochet an edge on fleece blanket, how to make a crazy quilt, how to make a fleece blanket, coloring for the children, quilt tops being& made from free quilt kits.

Display of quilts made by Girl Scouts which were made in the class they took with Project Linus.

If you would like to bring and donate 1 1/3 yard of fleece to make the no sew fleece blanket, this would be helpful. There will 2 different opportunities to win a Project Linus bag, one bag will have crocheting/knitting supplies, the other bag will have sewing/quilting supplies. There will be fabric for sale, soft children books - great for baby shower presents, homemade pincushions and much more. All sales are donations to Project Linus.

HURRICANE UPDATE – Project Linus on a National level has partnered with Missouri Star Quilt Company and Project Linus is collecting 5,000 blankets to be sent to Missouri Star Quilt by the end of September. I am almost certain after the Florida hurricane there will be an additional request for blankets. So please come to the blanket making day, and prepare to work on many blankets as our area needs blankets and then perhaps we will have additional blankets available to be sent to Hurricane Areas. If you can bring 1 1/3 yard of fleece or a fleece kit we can help you learn how to make the blankets.

Hope to see you there. There is no need to register but if you would like to notify Julia, Chapter Coordinator at oclinus@ptd.net that you are coming it will help with preparations and if you can bring fleece.

Nov. 4 - Cat & Dog Bed Making Day

Dec. 9

set-up at 9:30am meeting from 10am to noon for regular meetings

Email - oclinus@ptd.net or call 570-832-1494 for more information about meetings or special events.

 


BLANKET CHECKLIST - Is Your Blanket Ready to be Turned In?

  • Please check, double check, and triple check your blanket carefully for straight pins. It's better you find that pin and not the child who receives your blanket.
  • PLEASE REMEMBER - For your donated blankets to be considered Project Linus blankets they have to be donated to a PL chapter and have a PL label attached.
  • Please be sure to cut off the selvage (rolled) edge of fleece before making your blanket.
  • No thread tails or runs of thread between stitching lines. Cut off that extra sewing thread so it doesn't get wrapped around a toe or finger.
  • All seams securely stitched.
  • If quilt is bound, the binding catches all edges and covers all raw edges and quilt batting.
  • Tied blankets - tied with bedspread weight crochet thread or embroidery floss.
  • Yarn blankets - do not tie a knot and cut the yarn next to the knot. This will come untied. Instead, leave 4 to 8 inch yarn ends and use a yarn needle to weave the yarn ends into the stitches to secure the yarn.
  • ALL blanket materials are NEW, CLEAN machine washable and machine dryable.
  • No pet hair, cigarette smoke or other contaminants in or on the blankets.

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    WHERE HAVE BLANKETS GONE
  • Hospitals
  • Social Service Agencies in Orange County
  • Social Service Agencies in Pike County
  • Safe Homes of Orange County
  • Friend's House (children's shelter)
  • American Red Cross
  • CASA - Court Appointed Special Assistants
  • TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors
  • Hurricane & Tornado Vicims
  • Town of Wallkill- Police
  • Survivors Resources
  • Tri-State Pregnancy Center
  • Birthright-Middletown
  • Snowball Express
  • Project Liberty
  • Family Empowerment
  • Healthy Families of Occupations
  • Private donations

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    HOW MANY BLANKETS?


  • 1st Year 2001 - 847
  • 2nd Year 2002 - 1,790
  • 3rd Year 2003 - 1,550
  • 4th Year 2004 - 1,320
  • 5th Year 2005 - 2,137
  • 6th Year 2006 - 2,189
  • 7th Year 2007 - 1,574
  • 8th Year 2008 - 2,641
  • 9th Year 2009 - 2,384
  • 10th Year 2010 - 2,381
  • 11th Year 2011 - 2,642
  • 12th Year 2012 - 2,900
  • 13th Year 2013 - 3,117
  • 14th Year 2014 - 2,900
  • 15th Year 2015 - 2,935
  • 16th Year 2016 - 2,882
    16 YEARS = 36,169 BLANKETS



    TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

    Project Linus chapters all over the country support those serving in the Armed Forces and their families by providing blankets to the children of lost & wounded soldiers. TAPS has on going grief support for the children and use our blankets as a tool. If you would like to make a blanket to go to the TAPS Program please include a note with your blanket when dropping it off. We can use all sizes and types, but are especially looking for patriotic themed blankets.

    Please visit their website www.taps.org

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