Project Linus - South Bay / San Jose, CA Chapter

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Basic Information

Address: 11061 S Stelling Rd Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone Number: 408-252-1858
Director: Sharon Lee, Chapter Coordinator

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Project Linus - South Bay / San Jose, CA Chapter
Project Linus - South Bay / San Jose, CA Chapter
Project Linus - South Bay / San Jose, CA Chapter
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Additional Information

Causes Served: Seriously ill and otherwise traumatized children in local areas
Population Served: Children ages 0 to 17 years who are seriously ill or otherwise traumatized and can use some extra love and support via the gift of a new, handmade, washable blanket
Ages for Volunteer: 10- adult (younger with adult supervision - very popular with youth groups, Scouts and retirement ages alike!)
Hours of Service: any number of hours - simple no-sew tied fleece blankets can be made in a hour)
Minimum Hours Required: No minimum
Days of Service: Any day (most 'blanketeers' work on their own, on their own schedules)
Mission Statement:

Project Linus is a volunteer, non-profit organization with a two-fold mission: First, it is our missing 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 reqrding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children. Anyone, any age, can help these children. It is within your power to make a difference.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The blankets we receive are donated through local support organizations (see our web site for the current list) to chose children in need of support in our area.

Program History:

Project Linus began in December 1995 after Karen Loucks was inspired to make blankets for her local children's cancer center. Since then, Project Linus has expanded to include children who are seriously ill or traumatized in many ways. Through our nearly 400 chapters across the nation, Project Linus has to date provided over 3 million blankets to children in need.


Many local groups (Scouts, retirement homes, civic organizations, schools, youth groups) sponsor their own 'Make A Blanket Day' events. We are happy to provide helpful information to organize such events. Both the national website and our local chapter website have lots of helpful information (free instructions, blanket specifications, information on our next monthly gathering/meeting, photos of blankets and blanket makers ('blanketeers'), drop-off locations for completed blankets and much more).

Additional Information:

New handmade washable blankets of all kinds and many sizes are greatly needed.  (30x30 inches to 60x72 inches)  Crcoheted, knitted, quilted, tied fleece and flannel receiving blankets are many of the types that are made by our wonderful volunteers.  Please join us by making a blanket today and donating it through on eof our many drop-off locations (see our web site  We are also in need of blanket-making supplies (eg fleece, yarn) for those volunteers who have th etime and the talent to make blankets but not the means to provide all the materials.  Have a yarn drive or 'penny war' today for Project Linus (or come up with another great idea - we'll work with you!)  It's fun and you'd be helping many children in your area and as well as supporting other volunteers to make a difference in our community.