In addition to providing handmade blankets to critically ill and traumatized children, an important part of the Project Linus mission provides a service opportunity for individuals to be able to “give back” to those in need of comfort in their communities. We have developed two service areas that provide this opportunity.
Our KIDS HELPING KIDS program is geared for classrooms, scout troops, youth groups, religious schools and birthday celebrations.
Our COMMUNITIES HELPING KIDS offers corporate groups, service leagues and community groups the opportunity to hold Days of Service making blankets for the children we serve.
HOW CAN YOUR GROUP PARTICIPATE?
Decorate Quilt Squares
Decorate squares of bleached muslin with permanent fabric markers. Our volunteers or a quilter in your group can create quilts incorporating the decorated squares. A simple envelope pattern is available, but any pattern is acceptable.
Create single-layer, tied fleece blankets. A link to the instructions is available below.
Collect Blanket Making Supplies
Collect new skeins of yarn (no wool)
Collect cotton quilting fabric
Scout troops often purchase our patch which is pictured here. They can be ordered from Judi at 847-498-3987
KIDS HELPING KIDS AND
COMMUNITIES HELPING KIDS PRESENTATIONS
Subject to availability, a representative from our chapter will attend your meeting and tell your group about Project Linus. The presentation will include a short history of Project Linus, stories of blanket recipients and a discussion of what to draw on the quilt square or how to make a fleece blanket. A link for the Meeting Guidelines with a PL Representative, available below, will describe the presentation and what to expect during the meeting.
If a PL representative is not attending your event, we encourage you to use the materials below in your presentation. Please click on the links below for the Presentation Script and the Meeting Guidelines without a PL Representative. Sample blankets and pictures of blanket recipients are also available to show to your participants.