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.
Click here for instructions
Collect Blanket Making Supplies
Collect new skeins of yarn (no wool)
Collect cotton quilting fabric
Participation in Kids Helping Kids and Community Helping Kids
Participating in our Kids Helping Kids and Community Helping Kids Programs will be a meaningful activity for your students, scout troops, colleagues and community groups. We have developed materials which will enable you to lead the project yourselves. Links for the following tools can be found below.
A script which includes a brief history of Project Linus and touching stories of children who have received our blankets.
Detailed instructions on how to create a fleece blanket and how to decorate a quilt square.
Master copies of brochures for the Kids Helping Kids and Community Helping Kids programs to copy and distribute to your participants.
To enhance your presentation, we can provide a sample blanket and pictures of blanket recipients.
Both of these programs will enable your participants to comfort children with the gift of a handmade blanket.
Service Project Documents
Please click on the links below to learn how to proceed with a Project Linus event for your group.
Scout troops often purchase our patch which is pictured here. They can be ordered from Judi at 847-498-3987.
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. We will supply all the tools and literature to develop and maintain your own program.
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.