Central Iowa Project Linus

Providing Security Through Blankets.

How Can I Help?



"The best kind of sleep under heaven above, is under a blanket handmade with love."

Make a Blanket

Our volunteers, known as ?blanketeers,? provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18.

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 handmade, washable, free of pins, and come from smoke-free environments because of allergies.


Current Needs:

Baby Blankets

Child Sized Blankets

Blankets for Teens

Blankets for Boys (all sizes)


Donate Material  

Material donations are collected and given to interested volunteers who use them to make blankets for Project Linus. Gift cards to purchase these materials are also welcome

Current Needs:

Fleece in 1.5 yard or larger pieces

Help prepare Donations

You can help us to label, roll, tie, tag and deliver blankets. 


Current Needs:

Interested volunteers to take completed quilt tops and add batting and backing to finish the quilts. 

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

  • 20% of all financial contributions go to Project Linus National Organization to be used for national organization expenses.
  • 80% of all financial contributions are used locally for blanket materials, special events, and volunteer appreciation.

Current Needs:

Monetary donations are always welcome.  There are many groups in Story/Boone/Polk who are interested in making blankets but don't have the funds to purchase materials.  Through donations and grants, this Project Linus chapter can enable their volunteer activities.  


Central Iowa Project Linus has received grants from the several local or national businesses.  Check out their web pages to learn more about them and their charitable giving programs.


Boone Iowa Walmart  $250  www.walmart.com

Monsanto $500 www.monsanto.com


Story County Thrivent $800 https://www.thrivent.com/

Ames Theisen's Home Farm & Auto $800  www.theisens.com

Monsanto $500  www.monsanto.com


Story CountyThrivent $400  https://www.thrivent.com/

Prairie Meadows $4500 http://www.prairiemeadows.com/

Monsanto $500  www.monsanto.com


Prairie Meadows $4500 http://www.prairiemeadows.com/

Boone, Iowa Walmart  $500  www.walmart.com

Ames, Iowa Walmart  $750  www.walmart.com










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!  8500+ 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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