Project Linus - Our 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 quilts and afghans, lovingly created by volunteers.
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.
Project Linus Boise/Southwest Idaho was established in February 1998 by a group of volunteers who wanted to be of service to and make a difference in the lives of children in our community.
34,704 children have received a blanket from our chapter since it was established in February 1998.
This was possible only through the efforts of many dedicated volunteers - individuals, church and youth, quilt and sewing groups. We thank you!
Visit our Project Linus National Website www.ProjectLinus.org for more information about Project Linus including the history of Project Linus, local chapter listings, patterns, and much more.
Directions to Meadow Lake Village, Meridian
Get off freeway at Eagle exit
Go past St. Luke's Meridian to Franklin Rd.
Turn right on Franklin, go to first stop light,
Turn right onto Touchmark
At traffic circle, take 2nd exit - stay on Touchmark
At 2nd traffic circle, take 2nd exit - stay on Touchmark
Turn right onto Clocktower - go to Lodge
You can park under the roof over drive to unload your car, then move car into the parking lot.
Donna Aten, Chapter Coordinator
Serving Ada and Canyon County
If you can quilt, crochet, or knit, please consider making a blanket for a child who needs a hug. You don't have to be an expert to make a blanket that is beautiful to a child!
Project Linus was named after Linus, the adorable security blanket toting character
from the Peanuts comic strip.
Of all the things in the strip, I think that I am most proud of Linus' security blanket.
I may not have invented the term, but I like to think that I made it a part
of our language.
. . . . . Charles Schulz
Charles Schulz was aware of Project Linus and pleased that Linus could inspire blanket makers to help comfort a child in need.