i’d never heard of Project Linus until i started quilting, which is sad because i’ve sewn for years and could have certainly been crafting blankets for children in need. better late than never though!
you might be like me and never heard of the charity, so here’s a little information…
Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Bloomington, Illinois. National President Carol Babbitt and Vice President Mary Balagna direct and orchestrate the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. Both have been involved with the organization since late 1998, as chapter coordinators and now as directors and officers. They also maintain a very busy Central Illinois chapter, donating an average of 350 blankets every month to local children. With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.
Project Linus provides 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.”
if you live in the north bay, sonoma county area here is a direct link to our chapter: Project Linus North Bay/Sonoma County. contact the local chapter coordinator… Jenny Giacomini, 304 Maria Dr., Petaluma, Ca. 94954 • 707-778-6875 • firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beverly’s Crafts & Fabric, in Coddingtown mall in Santa Rosa
- Beverly’s Crafts & Fabric, on Redwood Drive in Rohnert Park
- Joann’s Fabrics, on Industrial Ave. in Santa Rosa
- Material Girl Fabric, 6119 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor
- Northgate Sewing & Vacuum, 274 Northgate One, San Rafael, 415-472-1281 [Map]
even if you can’t sew, knit, crochet or hand craft a blanket, you can donate materials, or a monetary donation in any amount at ProjectLinus.org!