Chapter Listings

To find a local chapter in your area where you can donate blankets, volunteer your time, etc. just click on your state. All chapter coordinators and their contact information for that state will then be listed below the map.

Donating Blankets & Other Items

Finished blankets as well as materials that can be used to make blankets should be donated to the chapter closest to you. Contact your local chapter coordinator for more details. Many of our chapters have blanket drop-off sites (mentioned next) to help make it easier for you to donate.

Blanket Drop-Off Sites

Drop Off FlagMany of our chapters have provided us with listings of their blanket drop-off sites. Chapters with such sites have a green flag icon in their listing. Simply click the icon next to your chapter to open a pop-up of all available drop-off sites.

Chapter Events

Drop Off FlagOur chapters often have important information and news to share. These can include special blanket making days, volunteer drives, etc. Should your chapter have any such announcements then a calendar icon will appear in their listing. Simply click the icon next to the desired chapter to open a pop-up to read more about it.

Illinois Chapters

Chapter Information  
Boone County/Belvidere
Contact: JoAnn
(815) 544-0288

Central Illinois
Serving Champaign, Christian, DeWitt, Logan, Macon, Piatt, & Sangamon Counties
Contact: Mary

Chicago: North & Central Chicagoland
Contact: Penny
(847) 521-0672

Chapter Coordinator Judi
(847) 498-3987
Chicago: Oak Park, Near West Suburbs
Contact: Sharon
(773) 339-3395

Henry/Rock Island Counties
Contact: Doris
(309) 944-2190

McHenry County
Contact: Maddie
(815) 344-2531

McLean County
Contact: Carol
(309) 242-0996

Metro-East Illinois
Serving Clinton, Monroe, St Clair, Washington, Bond, Calhoun, Greene, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, & Montgomery Counties
Contact: Kara
(618) 980-0371

Northwest Illinois/Dubuque Iowa
Contact: Lisa
(563) 258-2999

Peoria/Tazewell/Woodford Counties
Contact: Barbara
(309) 382-3672

Southern Central Illinois
Serving Coles, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, & Shelby Counties
Contact: Sharon
(217) 342-5410

Southern Illinois
Serving Williamson, Jackson, Franklin, Johnson, Saline, & Perry Counties
Contact: Brenda
(618) 694-2130

Vermilion & Edgar Counties
Contact: Kristin
(217) 260-7411

Wabash Valley
Serving Crawford & Lawrence Counties
Contact: Nancy
(618) 553-8042

West Chicago, Winfield, Wheaton
Serving the DuPage County area
Contact: Jacque
(630) 520-0121

Will County
Contact: Claudia
(815) 981-5132

Chapter Assistant Courtney
(815) 529-0022
Chapter Assistant Michelle
(815) 713-0363

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always in need of your help to assist us in fulfilling our mission. You can donate home-made blankets by becoming a “blanketeer,” give of your time at a local chapter event, or even become a Chapter Coordinator yourself.

Become a “Blanketeer”

BlanketOur volunteers, known as “blanketeers,” provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18. It is Project Linus' policy to accept blankets of all sizes, depending on local chapter needs. All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors. Always remember that blankets must be homemade, washable, free of pins, and come from smoke-free environments due to allergy reasons.

To help you get started, be sure to check our “Patterns” page. There you will find links to many of our popular, free patterns.

On our “Friends” page you will find mention of several businesses that provide much-needed help to Project Linus. You will also see additional links to websites that provide both free and for sale patterns, along with many other things of interest to the Project Linus Blanketeer. Many of these businesses offer special discounts to friends of Project Linus plus donate a percentage of these sales back to us.

Give of Your Time

TimeOur local chapters not only collect and distribute blankets but they also organize several blanket-making events throughout the year. Our chapters depend on volunteers to help in every facet of their activities and are always welcome to a “helping hand.”

Find the chapter closest to you by clicking the your state on map located on this page.

Become a Chapter Coordinator

CheckmarkAs you can see from our local chapter listings on this page, organized by state, we cover many areas of the United States. But there are still geographic locations that have yet to be served by local chapter coordinators. If you feel you live in one of those locations and would like to become a chapter coordinator, OR if you know your local chapter coordinator will be retiring soon and is seeking for someone to take over responsibilities (known as a “chapter transfer”), then consider becoming a chapter coordinator yourself!

To learn more about becoming a chapter coordinator as well as begin the application process, click the button below.