Project Linus - Pismo Beach, California

Named after the blanket-toting character in Charles Schultz’s Peanuts comic strip, the mission of Project Linus is to 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, homemade, washable blankets and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer blanketeers.

Our all-volunteer organization began in December of 1995 by Karen Loucks in Parker, Colorado. Karen had read an article in Parade Magazine about a little girl who was comforted by a blanket through chemotherapy treatments. Having recently learned to crochet, Karen began supplying blankets to the Rocky Mountain Children’s Cancer Center. As she told her friends about her self-appointed task, they offered to help. As a result, Project Linus has become an international organization with chapters and affiliate chapters providing blankets to children in need, worldwide.

Aspira Foster Care excitedly received 30 blankets
from Project Linus L-R: Jill Oclaray, Social Worker;
Jan Dreyer, Project Linus; Nita Naylor
Girl Scout Troop 99 from San Luis Obispo made 26 blankets for Project Linus and received their "Blanketeer" patches.

Su Ro Li Sta Club of Camp Fire USA, Arroyo Grande, CA
"Pieces of Warmth" donated to Sierra Vista Regional
Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, California

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