Monetary Donations

Donations Help Fullfill Our Mission

Project Linus is comprised of about 250 chapters across the United States. All are directed by volunteers who work from their homes. Chapter Coordinators are authorized by Project Linus National Headquarters for an assigned geographical area, and are entitled to the benefits and privileges enjoyed by our 501c3 tax exempt status. All official chapters are the fiscal responsibility of Project Linus National Headquarters.

There are three basic ways Project Linus donations are used:

  1. CHAPTER EXPENSES   These are expenses directly related to the chapter. They are supported by the donations that are collected locally and submitted to Project Linus National Headquarters for deposit. Chapter Coordinators may then submit receipts for local purchases or use funds for items provided by Project Linus National Headquarters. 80% of all donations collected on the local level are available for use by the chapter coordinator at her discretion, within organizational guidelines. All monetary donations without exception are required to be submitted to Project Linus National Headquarters for deposit and to be reported to federal and state agencies.
  2. GENERAL PROGRAM SUPPORT   20% of donations collected on the local level are retained by Project Linus National Headquarters to be used for the benefit of chapters and to support the organization as a whole. Many of these expenses are paid in behalf of chapters relieving them of that obligation locally. They include in part the following: Auditing, Bookkeeping/Clerical/Salaries, Equipment Leases and Purchases, Insurance, Office Supplies, Printing and Reproduction, Postage and Shipping, Rent, State Registration Fees, Storage, Telephone and Internet, Website Maintenance and Tech Support
  3. MANAGEMENT EXPENSES   Donors can be assured that at least 92% of their contribution is used directly for program costs. Project Linus adheres to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

HOW ARE MONETARY DONATIONS USED BY THE ORGANIZATION?

There are many expenses involved in maintaining Project Linus. Normal expenses for our organization are: fabric, batting, yarn, other blanket-making supplies, blanket labels, printing, office supplies, shipping, accounting and auditing to name a few.

 

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Donate Supplies

“WISH LIST”

  •  Volunteers to become Blanketeers 
  • Fabric – NEW, kid friendly, 100% cotton, flannel, fleece (fabrics not acceptable  are upholstery, leather, canvas, denim, wool, corduroy, polyester double knit, satin)
  • Batting – NEW, lightweight cotton, polyester, cotton/poly blends
  • Yarn –  NEW, washable, 4-ply, kid friendly colors, soft yarns
  • Thread – all-purpose dual duty
  • Paper – 8-1/2 x 11 suitable for computer printers
  • Rotary cutters and replacement blades (45 mm or 60 mm)
  • Skip Stitch Blades
  • Ink Cartridges for computer printers
  • Postage stamps
  • Printing expenses (brochures, tags, business cards, fliers etc.)
  • Gift certificates to fabric stores or general merchandise stores  (such as  JoAnns and Walmart)
  • Bottled water, refreshments, etc. for blanket-making events
  • Cash donations are always welcome!

 

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Who Benefits?

Chapter and local volunteers, known as “blanketeers,” provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18.  All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors. Always remember that blankets must be homemade, washable, free of pins, and come from smoke-free environments due to allergy reasons.

Our chapter supplies homemade security blankets to numerous individuals
and child-oriented shelters, hospitals and service facilities.

Adams County Memorial Hospital

Allen County Sheriff’s Department

Cameron Memorial Hospital

Cancer Services of Allen County

CANI (Community Action of NE Indiana)

Charis House

Children’s Sanctuary

Crossroad Children’s Home

Dekalb Health

Dupont Hospital

Dupont Hospital Center For Sleep Health

Erin’s House for Grieving Children

Forensic  Nursing Specialties (formerly Sexual Assault Treatment Center)

Fort Wayne Police Department & Victim assistance

FWO (Outpatient Surgery Center)

Healthier Moms & Babies

Inverness Surgery Center

Lifeworks Counseling & Consulting

Lutheran Hospitals

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House

Med Stat Urgent Care

New Haven Police Department

Parkview Hospitals

Phoenix Group

Rescare Children’s Services

St. Joseph Hospital Burn Unit

Superior Court Adoption Day

Vincent House, Inc.

White’s Residential & Family Services

Whitington Homes & Services

Women’s Care Center

Get your community involved. Scouts, schools, religious organization, senior centers, sewing guilds, and craft shops are all excellent places to find potential blanketeers. Tell them about Project Linus! Tell your friends!

 

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Make A Blanket

Blankets must be homemade, washable, free of pins, and come from smoke-free environments due to allergy reasons.  We encourage you to choose colors and patterns that would be cheerful and kid-friendly.

Suggested blanket sizes include:  (minimum approximately 36” x 36”)

Infant – 36″ x 36″

Toddler – 36″ x 36″ to 36″ x 42″

Elementary – 40″ x 50″ to 50″ x 60″

Pre Teen to Teen – 50″ x 60″ to 60″x 72″

 

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