Central Iowa Project Linus

Providing Security Through Blankets.



Project Linus gives handmade blankets to children in need of comfort, security, and the knowledge that someone cares!


Story County Chapter

Serving Ames/ Story County

Serving Des Moines/ Polk County

Serving Boone/ Boone County


[email protected]

Karen - (515) 708-2176, CALL OR TEXT


*please prioritize email or text for questions.  depending upon the time of year, responses to phone calls can be significantly delayed* 



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.?
  • To provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Drop Off Locations

We have 3 drop off locations for your donations:

AMES: Story County Volunteer Center 

Phone: 515-268-5323 

Address: 110 Crystal Street, Ames IA

Hours: M-F from 9am to 5 pm.  Closed Saturday and Sunday.

ANKENY: First National Bank 

Address: 1205 North Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, IA.  

Hours: M-F 8:30am-5:00 pm.  Closed on Saturday and Sunday. 

BOONE: Something for You. 

Phone: 515-432-0362  

Address: 719 Story Street, Boone IA 50036

Hours: M, Tu, Th, Fr: 10:00 am 5:30 pm, W: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm, Sat: 10;00 am - 1:30 pm.  Closed on Sunday


Email us for information on other drop-off sites: [email protected]


The blankets that you donate are tax deductible.  

If you want a receipt for your donation, please request through email or include with your blanket donation (name and address for donation receipt).  


Thank You!





Story, Polk & Boone Counties in Iowa

[email protected]

(515) 708-2176

My heart was thinking of you,

My hands knew what to do.

This blanket grew out of the love

I want to share with you.

I hope it will keep you warm,

And befriend you late at night.

I hope you'll come to love it,

And be comforted by its sight.

Let this blanket wrap you in friendship,

And cover you in love.

Because this blanket was thinking of you

Long before it was even done.

(c) 1999  Suzanne Gonzalez for Project Linus


Thank you for your generousity!  10,000+ blankets have been delivered to children in need in Story, Polk and Boone Counties since our chapter began in February of 2009

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