↑ Return to Charities

Project Linus

Donating Blankets to Children in Need – Contest!

http://www.projectlinus.org/

May 15 to August 15

Convolution 2013 is conducting a blanket drive to provide blankets to Project Linus. We wish to donate hand-made blankets that have a geek and/or Sci-Fi/Fantasy theme specifically geared towards children ages 3-16. While receiving any other baby blankets are welcome, our local chapter has a need for blankets for older children.

Many sizes are appropriate depending on chapter need. For example, blankets could be as small as 36″ × 36.” The majority of Project Linus blankets are about 40″ × 60″, or what is called “crib size.” Blankets could be as large as twin size for teens.

We will collect blankets during Convolution meetings and at our fan tables at BayCon and Clockwork Alchemy as well as specific gatherings for both crafting and dropping off blankets.

Convolution will also be offering a discounted membership for a winner in each of the following categories:

  • Most Original Work
  • Best Science Fiction
  • Best Fantasy

Winners will be chosen by the Chair, Vice-chair, and Outreach Manager of Convolution 2013. Details on drop-offs and gathering to craft will follow.
For those outside of the Greater Bay Area who wish to participate can contact us through our website:
http://con-volution.com/2013/about/contact-us/

About

Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Bloomington, Illinois. National President Carol Babbitt and Vice President Mary Balagna direct and orchestrate the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. Both have been involved with the organization since late 1998, as chapter coordinators and now as directors and officers. They also maintain a very busy Central Illinois chapter, donating an average of 350 blankets every month to local children. With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow. Blankets are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.

Mission

  • First – 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, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
  • Second – Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.