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...
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.”
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.
Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
2014: 250 blankets
2015: 869 blankets
2016: 1,843 blankets
2017: 1,839 blankets
2018: 1,442 blankets as of 9/30
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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
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
Stitching Post - 5928 NW 16th St, OKC
Tropical Smoothie Cafe - 3131 W. Memorial Rd, OKC
The Junkyard Diva - 116 S. Rock Island, El Reno
Stitching Post - 319 N Broadway St, Moore
Beth's Quilting Quarters & Fabric Shoppe - 114 N Main, Blanchard
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.
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.
Alex L and his family: Mary, Brian and Braden
Watch this news segment on Fox25 featuring Project Linus about a special event hosted by The Stitching Post on April 8 - 9, 2016.
We have so many great people in our group who do great things in and outside of Project Linus- Greater OKC area. Ms. Terri Ward is one example. She has made Life-Share Blankets for the last 2 years. These blankets honor those who have given life to others. Each square represents an individual Oklahoma donor. These donors make such an impact to families from both sides of the donations due to these selfless acts of generosity. These blankets are phenomenal and best seen up close. Ms. Ward makes them but is quick to say that she did everything but the “quilting part of it.” Thank you Terri for all that you do for our community.
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.
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.
2018's Make A Blanket Day was our largest event ever. We had about 40 people in attendance, making 54 fleece blankets, 4 quilt tops, and 5 crocheted/knitted blankets.
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!
Church of the Servant (south entrance - South Adult Center Classrooms)
14343 N MacArthur, OKC
10:00am - 1:00pm
Project Linus of Greater OKC
Attn: Diane Means, Coordinator
P.O. Box 892065
Oklahoma City, OK 73189
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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