Welcome to the North & Central Chicagoland Chapter of Project Linus. We are pleased that you have joined us and hope the features on this site will assist you in creating a special handmade security blanket for a child when he needs it the most.
If you would like to help but you do not want to make a blanket, donations can be made in many other ways. Be sure to click on Other Ways to Help on the navigation bar tabs for additional fundraising ideas.
To navigate all items on this site, please click on the GREEN tabs at the top of this page where you will find important blanket making guidelines along with fleece blanket instructions and videos, donation sites, fundraising ideas, news, a calendar of events, Kids Helping Kids and much more.
The perfect blanket donation is one that you would give a child that you love and want to comfort during an extremely difficult time.
PROJECT LINUS IS A NATIONAL, NON-PROFIT, 501(c)(3), all VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION.
As such, we rely on the kindness and generosity of donors for financial support.
To make a cash donation, please send a check, made payable to Project Linus,and mail to Penny Gidd, 14 Wakefield COURT, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089 or
If you prefer to use a credit card--Please click here to pay by Credit Card ---BUT PLEASE remember to type North & Central Chicagoland Chapter in the comment box so that our chapter will receive credit for the donation.
♥Please register as a member on the right upper corner of this website.
Membership insures that you will receive chapter announcements, the chapter newsletter and important calendar changes. In addition, membership allows blogging with fellow volunteers.
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The Project Linus mission is two-fold.
First, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need. Project Linus does this 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 individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" Margaret Mead
On behalf of the children we serve, we thank you very much for considering a donation!
The North & Central Chicagoland chapter is located in Northbrook, IL and covers much of the Chicagoland area including the surrounding northern and northwestern suburbs.
Penny and Judi are the chapter coordinators. Email Penny at email@example.com or call Judi at 847.498.3987
For further information about a chapter near you, log on to the corporate website at www.projectlinus.org
♥Over 98,000 blankets have been donated to the
following hospitals and social service agencies:
Comer Children's Hospital ~ University of Chicago
Lurie Children's Hospital
North Shore University Healthcare-Skokie
Norwegian American Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
University of Chicago Bereavement
University of Illinois~Chicago
A Safe Place
Brain Injury Association of Illinois
CEDA-Diversey,Howard, Lowell, Northwest & Skokie
Chicago Health Department
Community Crisis Center
Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)
Diamonds R Us Social Service Agency
Good Grief Camp-TAPS
Hospice of North East Illinois
Jewish Child Services
Kids With Cancer
Long Grove Fire Department
Loyola Ronald McDonald House
Lutheran World Relief
Randy's Remember U
RIC-Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
A Special Wish Foundation
Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center