Welcome to the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Chapter of Project Linus.  We hope you find here answers to your questions as well as an outlet for your creativity and caring. The children of Bernalillo County and beyond are waiting for the loving warmth of your blanket creations.
Bear Canyon Senior Center is considered  the "home Base" of the Chapter hosting a knit/crochet group on Monday mornings at 9:30. See About Us page. 
This baby is a patient at one of many locations where the Albuquerque Chapter of Project Linus delivers your gifts of comfort and love.  
See the page titled Mission/Who We Serve 
to learn more about 
other agencies that
receive your blankets.  
The  Origins of Project Linus
On Christmas Eve, 1995, an article titled “Joy to the World” appeared in Parade Magazine. It was written by Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist, Eddie Adams. Part of the article featured a petite, downy haired child. She had been going through intensive chemotherapy and stated that her security blanket helped her get through the treatments. After reading the article, Karen Loucks decided to provide homemade security blankets to Denver’s Rocky Mountain Children’s Cancer Center, and Project Linus was born.

Who We Are
Project Linus National Headquarters is located in Belton, MO. National President Patty Gregory, and her commited staff,  directs and orchestrates the activities of Project Linus chapters located across the United States. She has been involved with the organization for several years as chapter coordinator and has now added the responsibilities of National President/Director. With chapters in all 50 states, Project Linus continues to grow, with blankets that are collected locally and distributed to children in hospitalsshelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug.  Blanketeers are given an opportunity to use their talents and abilities in a most rewarding way.

Rarely a month goes by that Project Linus isn’t featured in a national magazine or program. Parade, People, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, Quiltmaker, Quilters Newsletter, Guidepost, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, Woman’s Day and many others have helped to spur interest. You may have seen or heard segments about Project Linus on the NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and Oprah.

Board of Directors
Project Linus is governed by a board of directors who assist us in all aspects of the national organization. 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 to name a few.

Vital Statistics
Since 1998 nearly 6,600,000 blankets have been created, by chapters located in all 50 states, for children in crisis all over the United States and in several countries ravaged by disasters.
courtesy of www.projectlinus.org
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Disaster Relief
On September 12 Project Linus National put out a call for hurricane relief blankets. I passed the message on to the Bernalillo County blanket management team and within 10 minutes had solid commitments of help from 7 women. By Thursday the first 3 respondents had 50 lightweight but warm blankets en route to the collection point at Missouri Star Quilt Company. 
Thank you to all who offered to help in any way and to the 3 women 
who did the grunt work; Sue, Jeana and Cheryl.

Carol Driscoll, Chapter Coordinator
On April 22, 2017 the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch was once again well attended and, by all appearances, enjoyed by all.  First Christian Church (FCC) at 10101 Montgomery Blvd NE provided the venue and a large team of volunteers joined with the Bernalillo County Chapter Management Team to accomplish the myriad of details it takes to plan and hold a reception for some 120 guests.  The speaker panel was very unusual this year focusing on the impact of Linus blankets on children served by Casa Angelica, the Albuquerque Firefighters Random Acts program, childrens services at Saint Joseph's Community Health Services and a letter sent by a family whose child, born with unexpected complications, received a gift of love at their most frightening moment. Words of acknowledgment by FCC Pastor Tom Caffery brought tears to the eyes of many people present in the room.