Chicagoland Project Linus

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Service Projects

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.

 

Fleece Blankets

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.


 

DOCUMENTS FOR SERVICE PROJECTS

Please click on the links below to learn how to proceed with a Project Linus event for your group.

General Blanket Guidelines

Presentation Script

Fleece Blanket Instructions

Envelope Quilt Instructions

 

KIDS HELPING KIDS

Meeting Guidelines with and without  a PL Representative

Kids Helping Kids Brochure

COMMUNITIES HELPING KIDS

Meeting Guidelines with and without  a PL Representative

To arrange a service project for your group, please call Judi at 847-498-3987 or email at [email protected].

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