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.


"Your beautiful blankets are so appreciated by the families with new babies!"
From St Joseph Community Center

Who the Chapter Serves

Albuquerque Christian Children's Home
Albuquerque Police Department - several sub-stations & special units
All Faiths Receiving Home
APS Title I - Homeless Teens
Barrett House Shelter
Bernalillo Academy Autism Facility
Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office
Bureau of Indian Affairs (17 pueblos)
Casa Angelica
Casa Esperanza 
Catholic Charities
Child & Family Development, City of Albuquerque

Cuidando Los Ninos
Desert Hills Residential Treatment Center
Evening Optimist Club
Families First, NM Department of Health
Family Promise, 1st United Methodist Church
Firefighters Random Acts of Kindness
First Christian Church Women's Ministry
Grief Center for Children
Henderson House - Women with children in transition
Imus Ranch Ages 8 – 18 (kids with cancer)
Kirtland Air Force Base Airman & Family Readiness
Kirtland Air Force Base Air National Guard 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
Red Cross
Ronald McDonald House
Safe House  Formerly Women’s Community Center
St Joseph Community Center

UNM Hospital & Medical Center Carrie Tingley 
UNM Hospital & Medical Center Child Life
UNM Hospital & Medical Center Child Psychiatric
UNM Hospital & Medical Center NICU/Developmental Care
UNM Hospital & Medical Center OB Trauma
UNM Hospital & Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Room
UNM Hospital & Medical Center Pediatric Oncology
UNM Young Children's Health Center

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.

The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Project Linus Chapter, established January 1999, has provided more than 57,230 blankets to children in crisis. December 2015
What a Project Linus blanket can mean

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,
Haley Turney(Posted with permission of the author)
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Tammy Whitney writes: 
Dear Members of Project Linus, I would like to Thank all of you for all of your help. My daughter was born on 10-21-10. She contracted an infection just after birth and was in the NICU at Lovelace hospital in Albuquerque. She recieved a beautiful pink blanket from your organization. It really touched my heart! Your help is truely appreciated. My baby is home now and doing well. Thanks a million, Tammy and Audrey

Without the loving hands of our Blanketeers this would not be possible.