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About Project Linus of Greater OKC

Project Linus of Greater Oklahoma City provides blankets to area children who are in need of comfort, security, and a warm blanket hug. Founded in 1995, our group of volunteers serves the children in our greater extended community, which includes the counties of Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan, McClain, Oklahoma and more...

Our Mission

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.”

National Project Linus Mission

At Project Linus, a non-profit organization, we provide homemade blankets to children in need. Our blankets are lovingly made by adults and children from all walks of life and many different sources.

More of Our Mission

Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

OKC Donation Impact

2014: 250 blankets
2015: 869 blankets
2016: 1,843 blankets
2017: 269 blankets (as of April 7)

Volunteer

Become a Blanketeer! A Blanketeer is someone who donates blankets. It is a combination of the words "blanket" and "volunteer", and is as warm and fuzzy sounding as the blankets they donate!
Just show up! Project Linus of Greater OKC has no formal membership requirements. Simply show up at one of our chapter meetings or a Make A Blanket Day, or don’t! You can simply work from home and deliver your creations at one of our meetings or one of our Drop Off Sites.

Blanketeers
Sewer, Quilter, Crocheter

If you can sew, quilt, crochet, or knit, please consider making a blanket for a child who needs a hug. Or maybe you're an avid crafter and have run out of family and friends to make blankets for! The blanket you donate will then be given to a deserving child. You don't have to be an expert to make a blanket that is beautiful to a child!
Don't sew? We need volunteers to tie fleece blankets and cut fabric to build kits too!

Group Volunteers
Organizations, Office, Church

Volunteers are always needed. Does your youth organization, service sorority, church group, quilt or sewing guild, civic organization or business want to volunteer? Contact us for opportunities! Or simply make a blanket (or 2 or 10!) at home, or attend a Make a Blanket Day, and donate your creation to us. Please read our blanket guidelines.

Blanket Delivery
Available to Drive

Volunteer to help us deliver blankets. We regularly receive requests for donations, and especially when a disaster strikes, we need volunteers to help deliver blankets to those who need them. We also need people willing to pick up donations.

Donations

Many of our volunteers have the time to make blankets, but don't have the resources to purchase the supplies needed to make blankets. Your donations make it possible for these volunteers to create blankets for kids who need a warm blanket hug. Project Linus OKC accepts donations of the following:

Donate Materials

Clearing your clutter? Cleaning out Grandma's house? We'll take it!

• Fabric – washable cotton, flannel or fleece (need solid colors including black too)
• Backing - need up to 6 yards per blanket. New cotton sheets work well. Check sale and clearance aisles at your favorite store.
• Batting - all kinds
• Notions, such as thread, scissors, rotary cutters and blades, etc.
• Knitting needles, crochet hooks, acrylic yarn
• Large plastic bags for transporting blankets (branding okay!)
• Power strips, orange industrial power cords and regular power cords
• Large, clear plastic containers for storing fabric and blankets
• Sewing machines
• Gift cards to local fabric stores

Monetary Donations

Project Linus
ATTN: Diane Means, Coordinator
P.O. Box 892065
Oklahoma City, OK 73189

Project Linus of Greater OKC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Contact us for a volunteer card to make your purchases for Project Linus tax-free.

Drop Off Sites

Oklahoma County
Stitching Post - 5928 NW 16th St, OKC
Stitching Post - 2630 W Britton Rd, OKC
Tropical Smoothie Cafe - 3131 W. Memorial Rd, OKC

Canadian County
Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop - 928 W Main St, Yukon

Cleveland County
Stitching Post - 319 N Broadway St, Moore

Grady County
Beth's Quilting Quarters & Fabric Shoppe - 114 N Main, Blanchard

Making a Difference

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    Know a Child in Need?

    Most children receive a Project Linus blanket through a local hospital, shelter, or another organization. If you know a child or children in crisis, who will not likely get a Project Linus blanket from an organization, please contact us. We will happily select and deliver a blanket to the children or family in need.

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    Thank You

    Thank you again to the Oklahoma Project Linus members for the work that you do. Know that you are making a difference in the lives of so many children and their families. We will treasure our quilt forever! You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love,
    Alex L and his family: Mary, Brian and Braden
    Mustang, OK

     

    In The News

    Watch this news segment on Fox25 featuring Project Linus about a special event hosted by The Stitching Post on April 8 - 9, 2016.

Greater OKC Impact

Pay It 4ward Award

Congratulations to Sharene Anderson and Linda Crook who were presented with the KFOR Channel 4 "Pay It 4ward Award" by newscaster Kevin Ogle. The award is sponsored by First Fidelity Bank. A special thank you to the Stitching Post for all they do for Project Linus and to Debbie Winstead for nominating these very deserving women. (Sharene and Linda are pictured in the center holding the pastel blanket.) See the entire story at KFOR.com.

Who We Help

Victims of tornado, wildfire, house fires, children and families in crisis, and children of fallen military members. Plus the following community organizations:

All Things Baby, Ally’s House, Anna’s House Foundation, Bethel Foundation, Canadian County DHS, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Child S.H.A.R.E., Citizens Caring for Children, Cleveland County DHS, COLE’s Foundation, Duncan Regional Hospital, Duncan Youth Center, Girls Teen Home, Haskell County DHS, Hope Chest, Infant Crisis Services, Integris NICU and Hospital, Kingfisher/Blaine County DHS, Lilyfield Christian Adoption and Foster Care, Logan/Payne County DHS, McClain County DHS, MERCY Hospital, Pauline Mayer Shelter (OKC DHS), Positive Tomorrows, Purcell Hospital, Salvation Army, Snowball Express, TAPS, Weatherford Hospital, White Fields Boys Home ... and many more.

Events

Project Linus of Greater OKC has 2 groups that meet monthly – one in Moore and one in North OKC. At our meetings we cut fabric, sew, learn new techniques, sort through donated fabric, create special craft projects, sometimes eat, and of course, chat! Bring a sewing machine or just show up - we always have tasks ready for you to do!

14-15 July

Central Oklahoma Quilter's Guild Quilt Show

Oklahoma State Fair Park Centennial Bldg, OKC
9:00am - 5:00pm
Come visit our booth and see how you can donate to our NICU isolette covers project!

22 July

South Side Meeting

First Christian Church
629 NW 12th St, Moore
10:00am - 4:00pm

12Aug

North Side Meeting

Church of the Servant (south entrance - South Adult Center Classrooms)
14343 N MacArthur, OKC
10:00am - 1:00pm

Contact Us

Project Linus of Greater OKC
Attn: Diane Means, Coordinator
P.O. Box 892065
Oklahoma City, OK 73189


Patterns & Ideas

Please visit www.projectlinus.org/patterns for an extensive list of online links of free patterns.

Quiltmaker Magazine has been a longtime supporter of Project Linus. Rarely a month goes by that Project Linus is not mentioned in an issue. Each year, Quiltmaker designs a special quilt square for the annual Project Linus Make A Blanket Day held in February. They also host a blanket day at their Golden, Colorado office each year, donating hundreds of quilts to the local chapter. Check their free quilt patterns page for a list of what's currently available online.

Be sure to visit our Pinterest page for great ideas too!

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