Sometimes scraps can overwhelm. Even if you have a month of Scrap Buster projects to create it can feel really good to donate some of your fabric. We still feel great about our participation in the Iraqi Bundles of Love project! Many organizations will take your scraps and turn them into something beautiful… They might provide comfort for kids, art opportunities for your community, projects for local schoolchildren and much more. Please feel free to email us if your non-profit organization accepts fabric scraps and if you would like us to share more information on the blog (beth@sewmamasew.com).

Today we’re featuring Project Linus. They write:

Project Linus is a non-profit, national organization with local chapters across the United States. We have a two-fold mission statement, which reads:

· First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”

· Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

Since our founding we have delivered over 3,000,000 blankets to children in need, which averages out to over 600 blankets donated a day! We now have nearly 400 local chapters in every state. Read more about us at our website: www.projectlinus.org. Here you will find more information about us and our mission; listings of chapters in your area where you can donate blankets, materials, and/or your time; patterns you can use to make blankets and quilts; exclusive Project Linus fabric lines; items you can purchase from our online store to help make your blanket making easier and more enjoyable; and ways you can help us continue our mission by making monetary donations on a one-time or ongoing basis.

Find a local chapter through www.projectlinus.org and send scraps their way! Have you participated in your local Project Linus chapter? Do you donate materials, time, fabric or finished items to Project Linus or other organizations? Tell us all about it!