ABOUT US

THE BIRTH OF PROJECT LINUS
On Christmas Eve, 1995, an article titled Joy to the World appeared in Parade Magazine. It was written by Pulitzer Prize winning photo-journalist, Eddie Adams. Part of the article featured a petite, downy haired child. She had been going through intensive chemotherapy and stated that her security blanket helped her get through the treatments. After reading the article, Karen Loucks decided to provide homemade security blankets to Denver's Rocky Mountain Children's Cancer Center, and Project Linus was born. As Karen's efforts were publicized, chapters were formed across the United States. Family Circle magazine ran a article on Project Linus in the July 15, 1997 issue. On May 8, 2000, Karen and Project Linus was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show.

 

HISTORY OF OUR CHAPTER
On May 8, 2000 Karen Loucks who founded Project Linus was featured on the Oprah Winfrey show. After watching the segment of the Oprah show which featured people making a difference, including Project Linus founder Karen Loucks, Julia Sullivan contacted the national headquarters to inquiry if a chapter could be started in Orange County, NY. The rest is history with the Middletown Chapter starting 1/2001. When the chapter coordinator moved to Pike County, PA in the fall of 2005, Pike County was added and the chapter became know as the Orange County, NY / Pike County, PA chapter.
The Orange Chapter has been featured on Cable 6 when its first delivery of blankets was made to on 3/28/2001 and several of our Chapter's Blanket Making Days.

WHERE BLANKETS HAVE / ARE DONATED:

  • Hospitals

  • Social Service Agencies in Orange County

  • Social Service Agencies in Pike County

  • Safe Homes of Orange County

  • Friend's House (children's shelter)

  • American Red Cross

  • Snowball Express - grief camp for military siblings & children

  • TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

  • CASA - Court Appointed Special Assistants

  • Hurricane & Tornado Vicims

  • Town of Wallkill- Police

  • Survivors Resources

  • Tri-State Pregnancy Center

  • Birthright-Middletown

  • Project Liberty

  • Family Empowerment

  • Healthy Families of Occupations

  • Private donations

‚Äč

HOW MANY BLANKETS?

 

  • 1st Year 2001 -     847

  • 2nd Year 2002 - 1,790

  • 3rd Year 2003 - 1,550

  • 4th Year 2004 - 1,320

  • 5th Year 2005 - 2,137

  • 6th Year 2006 - 2,189

  • 7th Year 2007 - 1,574

  • 8th Year 2008 - 2,641

  • 9th Year 2009 - 2,384

  • 10th Year 2010 - 2,381

  • 11th Year 2011 - 2,642

  • 12th Year 2012 - 2,900

  • 13th Year 2013 - 3,117

  • 14th Year 2014 - 2,900

  • 15th Year 2015 - 2,935

  • 16th Year 2016 - 2,882

  • 17th Year 2017 - 2,823

  • 18th Year 2018 - 2,844

  • 19th Year 2019 - 3,015

© 2018 -2020 Project Linus-Orange County, NY & Pike County, PA

Proudly created with Wix.com

Call us:

570-832-1494

Mailing address:

2745 Hemlock Farms

Lords Valley, PA  18428