Omaha Project Linus

Serving the Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs Areas Since 2003

Our Mission Statement:
To provide love, security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill
or traumatized by providing them with handmade blankets.

September 14th, 2024!

Project Linus is a volunteer organization with a mission to provide a sense of comfort to children who are seriously ill or traumatized through the gifts of new, handmade blankets or afghans, crafted by volunteer “blanketeers.” All blankets donated to our local chapter of this nation-wide organization are given to seriously ill or traumatized children of the Greater Omaha and Council Bluffs area. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute something special to our local children in need. This is our Annual Make a Blanket Day for our chapter. Over the last 19 years we have donated over 95,000 blankets to local kids in need. Come help us celebrate!
We have a brand new sewing machine to be given away at Make a Blanket Day! (Thank you to Susan Young!) You will receive one entry for each blanket donated. Please bring your blankets to our Make a Blanket Day celebration at Bryan High School. (Blankets created with fleece provided during blanket day are not eligible for the drawing.)

When? Saturday, September 14th, 2024              Where? Bryan High School
From 9am-1pm 4700 Giles Road Omaha, NE

What you need to bring? You can bring 1 1/2 or 2 yards of printed fleece with a matching solid piece for the back and scissors. Don't know how? NO PROBLEM!!! We will teach you! :) You can also bring new, handmade, washable blankets and afghans OR bring your knitting, crocheting, or your sewing machine and you can stay and make a blanket with us OR just bring yourself and a friend! We will have a limited number of fleece pieces to make some no-sew blankets. We have a lot of donated cotton fabric this year! Come and see what you can create with our beautiful donations!
Also bring a snack to share, if you like!

If you can’t join us for that day but would still like to contribute, we would love donations of cotton fabric, batting, fleece, yarn or cash, etc… For more information please call Omaha Project Linus at (402)212-3975 or email

As the Holidays are upon us, so many of you have been reaching out to us wondering how you can help during these crazy times.  Seriously, Linus has the VERY BEST volunteers!!!  If there is one thing that I have learned from this (rotten) Covid--- is that people are so very GOOD!  Our cup is overflowing with wonderful deeds here at Linus.  You bless us with the most basic love that can be expressed, the love of a child. 

If you would like to give a local child the soft, warm hug of a comforting handmade blanket--- here are some ideas:

If you don't have time to make a blanket for Linus, we would love ❤❤❤️ to have gift cards(or cash, if you like) to JoAnns, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart, etc... to give to our volunteers to purchase fabric, yarn, fleece, thread, batting---anything they might need to continue to make blankets.  With many of us staying close to home, our blanketeers are making lots of beautiful blankets and could really us a little "extra" shopping money to continue their craft.  

Please mail your donations to: 

Omaha Project Linus

Box 2

Gretna, NE 68028

You can make a blanket and drop it off at one of our local drop-off spots listed on this website.  We accept blankets all year round, so it doesn't have to be for the holidays only.  If you want to make a double-tied fleece blankets, there is a great video located below to follow.  It will help you make the perfect Linus blanket! 🙂

Bless you, my sweet friends.  Thank you for all you do! ❤️Gin

Helpful video links:

No Sew Fleece Blanket Tutorial - Bing video 

how to cut fleece blanket video - Bing

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