Our House

OUR STORY:  By Joyce Pickett, Chapter Coordinator

While working at Edward’s Sewing Center in February, 2004, Peggy Albertson, former Chapter Coordinator, became involved in Project Linus’ National Make-A-Blanket Day.  When she discovered there was no local Project Linus chapter, she was very disappointed.  Sitting in church the following day, Peggy started to think about how blessed she was to have healthy children and a happy, healthy granddaughter.  She was so very grateful, (and still is), that her family has not had the need for a security blanket.  At that moment, she received a very strong call from God to start a local Linus chapter.

Monday Morning Peggy went to the Project Linus website to get more information on how to start a chapter.

She applied, and on April 13, 2004 received an email that she had been approved to begin one in this area.  So there we were… Except after 11 years as chapter coordinator and countless hours of dedicated work, Peggy decided that changes in her life required her to step down and turn the reins over to someone else. As her sister, I have been involved with the chapter since its inception and was able to step in and take over as Chapter Coordinator. Peggy will stay involved as a blanketeer and as my consultant, and together we will make sure our chapter continues to flourish and serve the needs of our community.

OUR LOCATION:

Stay tuned.

CHAPTER COORDINATOR:

Joyce Pickett
email: pickettjm@hotmail.com
phone:  (260) 486-2010

MAILING ADDRESS:

4508 Blum Drive

Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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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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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″ to 38″ x 38″

Toddler – 38″ x 38″ to 40″ 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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