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MABD March or April 2017.
Welcome to the Philadelphia Chapter of Project Linus
 

 

Project Linus is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

September 2017

MABD update:

Our next Make a Blanket day will be held on October 14, 2017 at Holy Nativity Church in Rockledge PA.

Time: 10:00am to 1:30pm. 

Everyone is welcome, please let me know if you will be attending.  [email protected]

I appreciate everyones support from making blankets and quilts, labeling blankets, delivering to facilities or donations.  The Philadelphia chapter needs everyone?s help to continue our mission of providing comfort to sick and traumatized children.
Below are the donations to the facilities during 2016

Airman & Family Readiness Program 5
Camp Erin, Horsham, PA 105
Camp Marisposa 25
Children's Hospital of Phila Philadelphia PA 185
Heart Camp CHOP, Philadelphia PA 45
Holy Redeemer NiCU Superman project 30
Individual child 3
Mary Shelter and Home, Reading PA 23
Safe Harbor bereavement program, Willow Grove PA 15
Shriners Hospital, Philadelphia PA 214
Special People in the Northeast  228
St Christopher's Hospital, Philadelphia PA 1134
Total 2012



Drop off locations as of July 2017:

Homemade Goodies by Roz

510 S 5th St, Philadelphia PA.  Contact Roz

Northeast Regional Library, 2228 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia PA

All blankets must be taken to the children's dept.

Deer Meadows Retirement Community,

Please note as of: July 1, 2017, this drop off location is now closed.

Contact Janet for additional drop off locations, including one in Dresher PA. 



Quilter's alert:
Camp Erin was held in June 2017.  We donated 116 quilts for the kids attending the camp this year.
My thanks for all who completed and donated 1 or more quilts!!!

For 2018, we will once again, need 100+ quilts.

 
PROJECT LINUS. DID YOU KNOW?  (2016) 
Here are some interesting facts and figures about Project Linus:
 
·         Karen Loucks started Project Linus on December 24, 1995.  The
Philadelphia Chapter began in 2003.
 ·         Project Linus nationally has been alive for 6,942 days as of January 1, 2016.
 ·         Project Linus National has had nonprofit status since May 12, 1997.
 ·         Project Linus nationally has officially collected over
5.7 million blankets as of January 1, 2014.  If 60% of them are fabric, that translates into over 10.26 million yards of fabric.  If 40% are afghans, that is over 18.24 million skeins of yarn.
 ·         If each blanket is an average of 60? long, and we laid them end to end, they would stretch
28.5 million feet or 5,398 miles.  That is as tall as 982 Mt. Everest, or
16,047 One World Trade Centers or 22,800 Empire State Buildings or as long as 95,000 football fields!
     As of January 1, 2016, Project Linus has about
280 chapters in the United States.  We have 280 wonderful, compassionate coordinators.
·         If each of our
280 coordinators donates an average of 20 hours per week to their chapter, that would mean about 1,040 hours per year each.  And thats just coordinators! On an average a knitted or crocheted blanket can take 15 - 20 hours to complete.  Quilts can take days or weeks of total time to complete.


Mission Statement

Mission Statement Project Linus is a non-profit organization with a two-fold mission. 

First, it is our mission to provide 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.