Project Linus is a volunteer
non-profit organization with a two-fold mission.
• First, it is our mission 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, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers”.
• Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Albuquerque Police Department - several sub-stations & special units
All Faiths Receiving Home
APS Title I - Homeless Teens
Bernalillo Academy Autism Facility
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office
Child & Family Development City of Albuquerque
Cuidando Los Ninos Kids
Evening Optimist Club
Families First, NM Department of Health
Family Promise, 1st United Methodist Church
First Christian Church Women's Ministry
Grief Center for Children
Henderson House - Women with children in transition
Kirtland Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness
Lovelace West Side Newborn and Pediatrics
Lovelace Women’s Hospital Neonatal/newborn
New Futures High School
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Presbyterian Hospital Child Life Program
Presbyterian Hospital Kaseman Behavioral Health
Presbyterian Hospital Neonatal Unit – downtown
Rio Grande Downs Syndrome Network
Ronald McDonald House
Safe House Formerly Women’s Community Center
Saranam Refugee Program
St Joseph Community Center
UNM Young Children's Clinic
UNM Hospital & Medical Center Childrens units including-
Carrie Tingley, Child Life, Child Psychiatric, NICU/Developmental Care,
Pediatric Emergency Room, Pediatric Oncology
Veterans' Integration Center
Women’s Housing Coalition
In response to - Individual New Mexico family crises
such as death of parent or other close relative
in military, police, fire related service; death of child;
Local, national or international crises.
Special programs sponsored by Project Linus National.
What a Project Linus blanket can mean
(Posted with permission of the author's)
My name is Haley Turney & I live on Holloman AFB in Alamogordo. I recently was flown to UNM Hospital in ABQ where, due to complications, I delivered my son Jaxon 7 1/2 wks early. He was in the UNM NICU for 22 days. That was probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through. While in the NICU there was a beautiful quilt placed on his crib. When he was ready to go home & we were packing up, I tried to hand the quilt to the nurse. She said, "Oh no, honey. That is for Jaxon to take home." I started crying right there in front of everyone. It touched me so much to have that beautiful reminder of how lucky we are to have a healthy little boy. I only recently noticed the tag that said Linus Project. My husband & I are very grateful for the quilt & would like to hast an event. We are an Air Force family & have a wonderful squadron that loves to give back. If you could give me some specifications as to what is needed in addition to funds we would love to put something together here on base. We really feel lucky & want to give other families that same feeling during such a scary time.
Thank you so Much,
Dear Project Linus - My son who passed away almost 2 years ago now has received several blankets through hospital stays, and my other children have received blankets from Project Linus through the children's grief group. You organization has made such a huge impact on just our family. My children cherish not only their quilts from the grief group, but every blanket my son received while hospitalized. It is a mark of his courage!
My kind and caring friends from Project Linus, thank you for keeping us going through a very different and difficult year. Your continued support to UNMH and Children's Hospital got us through some of the most trying times.
Dear Project Linus – I work and live in Los Alamos. Your organization’s blanket really shined the warmest sunshine into my heart when my daughter was delivered six weeks early in Los Alamos then immediately airlifted to UNM hospital.
Notes From Our Blanketeers:
I enjoy doing something for those who need my blankets.
It calms me down to crochet! I learned to crochet when I was 11 years old and have been "hooked" on it ever since.
It has given me purpose for my favorite pastime--crocheting. Also provides a group of caring friends. Thank you!
It gives me purpose. I don't need to know where my blankets go or who they help, just that someone will receive the love that I pour into each blanket. God bless Project Linus.
It enables me to apply my love of sewing and working at home during assorted and odd hours. I feel I'm helping comfort someone and their family. And it's not really "working".
When I first went to the Linus group at Bear Canyon Senior Center, I met Carol Driscoll (prior chapter coordinator, who passed last year). She welcomed me and always had a smile and word of encouragement. I've met many wonderful members of Linus who have a "heart" of service for those in need. Jesus said, "...and the greatest of these is LOVE." This is Linus.
Project Linus gave me scores of new friends as well as an expanded awareness of countless programs that benefit children in Bernalillo County.