How You Can Help

There are many ways that individuals and groups can help out our efforts. If you want to participate in some way, have any ideas, or would like some other suggestions, please contact us.

"It's a very rewarding and fun service opportunity for those interested in helping out in their community. Over the years I have gained much satisfaction working with this organization knowing that my time and talent provide cheer and comfort to kids through my handmade hugs."
- Lucy Maiullari

Quilt made by Burlington Girl Scouts

Creating Blankets

Project Linus welcomes blankets of all styles, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors. Blankets must be new, handmade and washable. You don't have to be an expert to create a blanket that is beautiful to a child!

Crochet, knit, quilt or hand-tie a blanket using clean, washable and dryable materials in infant, child or teen-friendly colors. The ideal blanket size is between 36" x 36" and 40" x 60". Please do not use mohair, angora or other fuzzy material because they shed and can cause breathing problems in some children. For more guidelines and ideas please see our blankets page.

Quilt made by Burlington Girl Scouts

Hands-On

We welcome people to help with our Project Linus parties which may include sewing labels, packaging, sorting blankets, addressing envelopes, stuffing envelopes, etc. We could always use additional drop off locations and people willing to deliver blankets to hospitals.

Donate Supplies

Fabric, yarn, thread, batting, thank you notes, postage stamps, paper, gift certificates to craft or office supply stores, etc. are gladly accepted and appreciated.

Tax-Deductible Contributions

Monetary contributions help defray the costs of our 100% volunteer effort.

Spread The Word

Please help us let people know about Project Linus. Individuals and groups welcome. Everyone knows a crafter. Just think.....you can make a difference in a child's life!

Using Hearts and Hands

A PatriotLedger.com video on volunteers at Orchard Cove Quilters and Knitters

A Thank You Note

Thank you letter

What to do with your donations

Email Us with any questions or to find a dropoff location.

Donations in the form of finished blankets, supplies or monetary contributions can be mailed to:

Greater Boston Area Project Linus
c/o Lucy Maiullari
849 Wellman Ave
N. Chelmsford, MA 01863

We currently have dropoff locations in the following towns:

Billerica & North Billerica, Burlington, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelmsford, Dorchester, Framingham, Marblehead, Marshfield, Medford, Milton, Peabody, Plymouth, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Westford, or Winchester.

Katrina Blankets

In 2005, we packed over 100 blankets for delivery to Jackson, Mississippi, to be given to displaced children of Hurricane Katrina. Shipping was generously donated by ENSR of Westford. Blankets were also given to children on their arrival in Massachusetts.

Blankets for Katrina Victims