We welcome you and invite your support of children in need of a hug with the gift of a new, handmade quilt, afghan, or fleece blanket. Take a few minutes to read more about our Chapter, how you might want to participate, and contact us by using the email address below if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas. And of course, your deductible financial support is gratefully accepted – just use the Donate button on any page.
Thanks to 16 years of generosity, 47,500 children have received the loving hug of a blanket made by someone who truly cares.
Project Linus – 16 Years in Portland/Vancouver & 47,500 Blankets
The Portland/Vancouver Chapter, established July, 2001 by Marla Zupancic, immediately attracted other enthusiastic volunteers to form an active and vibrant group of women and men who enjoy making blankets and who care deeply about children who are facing difficult situations. Marla passed the reigns to Jodene Cook who took over as coordinator in 2008.
Project Linus – The Perfect Name
Is based on the adorable security blanket-toting character from the Peanuts comic strip. Creator Charles Schulz was aware of our efforts and was delighted to have Linus inspire blanket makers (blanketeers) to help comfort children in need.
Our chapter is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization and shares the same two-fold mission as all other Project Linus chapters of the National Organization – through service in our community, provide comfort to children:
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 “blanketeer.”
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.
Contact Jodene Cook, the Portland/Vancouver Chapter Coordinator, for information about finding your place in this amazing mission, firstname.lastname@example.org.