DONATE FINISHED BLANKETS
HELP US REACH OUR 2020 GOAL
Blankets can be quilted, tied, fleece, knitted or crocheted. They must be washable and be handmade from new materials. Please no smaller that 36"x36" and no larger than twin size. Refer to our "No No" list below on what we cannot accept. Please no double fleece.
Please drop off your blankets at the following locations.
Creative Hands, 1907 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO Tuesday thru Friday 10-5, Sat 10-3
Harpers Fabric and Quilt Co., 7918 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park KS 66204 (913)648-2739
Missouri Sewing Machine Co., 12046 W 95th St., Lenexa KS (913)722-6366
Missouri Sewing Machine Co., 210 NE Barry Rd., Kansas City, MO 64155 (816) 468-5799
Missouri Sewing Machine Co., 3010 S 291 Hwy, Independence MO 64057 (816) 373-7997
Missouri Sewing Machine Co., 1011 Truman Rd., Kansas City MO 64106 (816) 471-1276
JoAnn Fabrics, 3810 Crackerneck Rd, Independence MO
JoAnn Fabrics, 11401 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park KS
JoAnn Fabrics, 11215 W 63rd St., Shawnee KS
JoAnn Fabrics, 2201 NW Barry Road, Kansas City MO
JoAnn Fabrics, 1153 E North Ave, Belton MO
These blankets are used for children with autism spectrum disorder. 1 in 150 kids has autism and 4 out of 5 are boys. These blankets are very helpful in calming to these children and they also help them to rest at night. Please help us make these...we have a waiting list of children needing them.
You can purchase Velcro for these blankets by calling Touch Tape Inc. at 904-823-1590. You will need to tell them you are purchasing it to use for Project Linus! The order numbers for 3/4 inch wide hook and loop are as follows:
One of these numbers is for the Hook and one for the Loop...you must order both and it comes in 25 foot rolls. They charge me $8 to ship it and it is usually here in about 4 days.
Blanket Sizes Accepted
(measurements need not be exact)
Baby Blanket 40 X 40
Child and teen 40 X 60
Fleece blankets should be at least 45 X 55
Fleece blanket should be a single layer.
NO DOUBLE FLEECE
If you tie or sew two pieces of fleece together our volunteers have to take it apart which causes a delay in getting the blanket to a child. It is too warm (believe it or not) in the Metropolitan area for double fleece.
NO STRONG ODORS
Please do not use materials that have a musty or strong odors. We do not wash the blankets before they are given to the hospital. We can't accept anything that smells like smoke or musty so please check your blankets for odors.
NO CAT OR DOG HAIR
If you have cats or dogs, please roller your blankets before you donate them. We do not wash the blankets prior to being given to the facilities.
Please check and double check your blankets for pins! If you would like to attach label please do so with a safety pin.
NO CHOKING HAZARDS
Ribbons, buttons etc. or anything that could be considered a choking hazard. Anything that can be pulled off by a little one, they will find a way to pull it off.
NO METALIC THREAD
Metalic thread may not be used in our blankets. This is due to government regulations.
NO WOOL FABRIC OR YARN
NO LARGE HOLES
Please make there are no holes in your finished project larger than 1/2 in diameter. Little toes and fingers get caught in them.
NO YARN TYING
Please only use crochet thread or embroidery thread to tie. Yarn can come apart and be choking hazard.