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.
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 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.  “I am extremely pleased by the outpouring of support Project Linus has enjoyed.” states Babbitt. “The comfort brought to a child by a Project Linus security blanket should not be underestimated. Thanks to our many blanketeers and our chapter coordinators, millions of children and their families have been given comfort and security at a time when they need it most. In addition, blanketeers are given an opportunity to use their talents and abilities in 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 more than 5,300,000 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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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.

A "Little" Somethiing Extra
Lorna Anderson has been part of the Bear Canyon knit/crochet group since 1988 and during those years has made hundreds, perhaps thousands, of blankets for Linus' kids. And if that isn't enough she has been one of those rare and special people who would take donated yarns that can't be used for childrens blankets and made over 1000 lap robes for patients at our local Veterans' Hospital.
But there's more - these days one of Lorna's activities is a craft group she organized and runs for the residents of her senior community.    
The 2016 Annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch is coming up.  The date is
Saturday, April 16 at First Christian Church on Montgomery Blvd NE.
As the end of March approaches start watching your email inbox or your postal mail box for your newsletter and invitation to this event.  Remember to RSVP. This event has booked to capacity for the last several years leaving no seating for walk-ins.
Once again there will be speakers to share what your blankets mean to the children they serve.  There will also be prizes as well as light refreshments and some giveaways. 
This event is also an opportunity for guests to help Albuquerque's homeless students by bringing school supplies, tuna, chicken, peanut butter. personal care products. We will see that your gifts are delivered to the APS Title I supplies bank.