1347 Bernard Avenue Willow Grove, PA 19090
Contact: Jackie Cain, 215-784-0273 firstname.lastname@example.org or to find a chapter near you, go to https://www.projectlinus.org/volunteer/
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”.
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.
Mitzvah Project opportunity:
Our chapter coordinators accept new, handmade, washable blankets and afghans for giving to children ages 0-18 years, which can be knitted, crocheted, made of fleece or quilted. Project Linus blankets are not donated to adults. As a national policy we accept all sizes and styles, although some chapters may have more narrow requirements based on the needs of the facilities to which they donate. Project Linus blankets must be of excellent quality and free from contaminants. Special care should be taken to ensure that blankets are free of smoky smells or any chemicals which could cause problems for a child. Ensure that blankets are free of pet or animal hair. Hospitals will not accept these blankets, and they will most likely be discarded. Recent studies show that laundering these blankets does not remove contamination, and in some cases can even make it worse. Always check blankets carefully for pins, and remove any embellishments such as buttons that could be swallowed.
To find a chapter near you, go to https://www.projectlinus.org/volunteer/