Frequently Asked Questions

How can I help Project Linus?

There are many ways to help out Project Linus. You don’t have to be a quilter or even know how to sew. This chapter is just getting started and we have so many opportunities for anyone to get involved. Besides the obvious blanket-making, we need help with organizing events, fundraising, pickup/delivery of blankets, sorting & labeling blankets, marketing, networking, basic administrative support, etc.

Since we receive no outside funding, donations of:

  • new fabric, fleece, yarn,

  • spools of thread,

  • batting,

  • fabric scissors,

  • postage stamps,

  • JoAnn Fabrics gift cards

  • Wal-Mart gift cards

  • monetary donations

  • and most importantly “helpful hands and caring hearts” are greatly appreciated. 

Donation receipts are always given for tax purposes.

Where do Project Linus blankets go?

Children ages 0 – 18 years of age will receive these blankets from a number of facilities in the Northern Kentucky counties of Grant, Owen, Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Gallatin, Carroll & Pendleton.

Northern Kentucky hospitals, family emergency shelters, teen shelters, pregnancy support programs, hospital emergency rooms, orphanages, social service agencies, police/fire/EMS units, and camps for seriously ill or disabled children, and any other facility or program where sick, injured, abused, neglected, or otherwise traumatized children can be found, all benefit from your donations.

How does Project Linus plan on getting the community involved?

There are two kinds of events that benefit our chapter. One is a chapter-sponsored event, which will be funded and staffed by chapter volunteers. These events would include workshops, blanket-making days, open-house events, etc.

Blanket-making events to benefit Project Linus are planned, funded, and led by a host church, community center, scout troop, business or individual.  The goal of these groups is often to provide a common place for volunteers to gather to make blankets for donation to the local chapter.  

 

As opposed to chapter-sponsored events, the chapter does not plan, fund, teach or provide supplies to these groups. Some groups meet regularly, some have only met once - it all depends on the initiative and enthusiasm of the organizing body and the participants. 

As the Project Coordinator, I find it most imperative for me to be as available to and involved with these community group events as possible to build on the relationships that will ultimately enrich each community and create a long-lasting network of  community "pillars" providing a sense of love and "security" for all ages of children in the coming future.

 

So, for any group that plans an event to benefit Project Linus of Northern KY & is in need of a little help with something for it...just make a formal request to me for whatever it is that you need and we will see what we can do to make it happen. 

                                                                             ----Maria

 

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How can I make a monetary donation?

Some items can only be covered with cash. Monetary gifts are tax deductible. Donation receipts are always given for tax purposes.

Donations can be made online at the National Headquarters' website www.projectlinus.org. Just be sure to note that your donation is for the benefit of the Northern KY Chapter. 

 

Without noting that your donation is for a specific chapter, the donation will go directly into the National Headquarters' general fund. 

You can also choose to write out a check payable to Project Linus and mail it to either the local office or the National Headquarters' office. Again, make sure to note for whom the donation is to benefit.

Our local office is currently ran out of the Chapter Coordinator's home at:

Project Linus -Northern KY Chapter

c/o Maria Jackson

5030 Jonesville Rd.

Dry Ridge, KY 41035

National Headquarters:

Project Linus -National Headquarters

PO Box 1548

Belton, MO 64012-1108

How are monetary donations used?

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 just to name a few.