Ann Arbor Sewing Center is a drop off spot for Project Linus
The Project Linus Mission
Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission which is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or other- wise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "blanketeers."
Become a “Blanketeer”
Our volunteers, known as “blanketeers,” provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18. It is Project Linus’ policy to accept blankets of all sizes, depending on local chapter needs. 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 homemade, washable, free of pins, and come from smoke-free environments due to allergy reasons.
You will find a drop off box located in the back of the store when you walk in.
Ann Arbor Sewing Center is a drop off spot for Quilts For Kids
Who is Quilts for Kids? Quilts For Kids is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization where volunteer sewers and quilters create quilts to comfort children who are hospitalized with life threatening illnesses and children who are abused. When hospitalized, children are not allowed to take their own favorite stuffed animals or comfort toys with them. Our goal is to provide them with a quilt made just for them when they need comfort the most.
We Need Your Help! We are looking for people that are willing to sew quilts from infant to teenage size. No previous quilting experience is necessary. All quilts must be machine quilted and not tied. You may even donate the quilt top and our volunteers will long arm quilt it so that we can wrap a quilt around even more children.
If I Don't Sew, What Else Can I Do? We are also looking for donations of brightly colored, 100% cotton fabric (sorry, no denim). All fabrics used in the quilts tat are distributed must be new. We will not use repurposed fabric (i.e.: used sheets, pajamas, clothing, etc). Monetary donation, gift card certificates from the Ann Arbor Sewing Center, etc will also be accepted.
All Donations Are Tax-Deductible.
Quilts For Kids currently delivers quilts to Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor and Monroe's Child Advocacy Center to children of abuse.