I first became aware of Project Linus when my daughter was two and in the hospital for surgery. She recieved this wonderful crocheted afghan to cuddle with after the surgery and during recovery. She's referred to it as her "sick blanket" ever since. Whenever she has a cold, stomach ache, or really any other illness she has to have this blanket. Even her dolls and stuffed animals get this blanket when they aren't feeling well :)
I've loved this organization ever since. I've made afghans and quilts for them ever since and am looking forward to making more in the near future. There are different chapters for each state. If you'd like to make a blanket for project linus you can start by looking up the chapters in your area in your state. Give the chapter coordinator a call or an email to see what size and type they are in need of at the moment and get crafting.
There are a few guidelines: they must be child friendly (of course), homemade, washable and they must come from a smoke free home. All of this is of course listed on their website which is linked above.
They even have their own kids fabric line in partnership with Avelyn manufacturers so be sure to check it out if you are searching for fabric for a Project Linus blanket or for any other project. It's called Komfort Kids and the fabrics are so cute. 8% of the sales from Komfort Kids goes right back into Project Linus which is definately cool.
If any of you crafty critters out there are looking for a service opportunity that showcases your excellent crafting ability, please be sure to keep Project Linus in mind. My daughter and I can both attest to how much it means to a child to be on the recieving end of one of these blankets and I can also attest to how great it is to be on the giving end.