NACM Cares

NACM Cares for Communities

NACM is committed to giving back to the communities that host our conferences, and in Mobile, AL, we have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many children. The Early Career Professionals (ECPs) are sponsoring a NACM handmade blanket and materials drive for Project Linus, a non-profit that provides new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children, ages 0-18.

Project Linus provides 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.” For more information about Project Linus, please visit their website at To help get you started, be sure to check their “patterns” page, where you will find links to many of their popular, free patterns.

When Project Linus says “handmade” or “homemade” they mean something that is not commercially manufactured or purchased. Of course, home sewing machines, knitting machines, etc. are fine. It has always been the mission of Project Linus to donate only handmade blankets. Project Linus receives thousands of letters and thank you notes every year from children. Over and over they express how touched they are that a stranger would take the time to make something for them. If you do not have the time or ability to hand craft a blanket, perhaps you would consider donating materials instead. Project Linus accepts blankets in all sizes and styles.

Whether you will join us in Mobile, AL, for the Midyear Conference or not, we hope you will join NACM in this effort. Your generosity will help further the mission of Project Linus to provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and traumatized children. If you won’t be joining us in Mobile, or you just don’t want the added weight in your bag, you can mail your donations to:

Project Linus
Attn: Pam Pulley
3560 Celeste Ct
Saraland, AL 36571

ECP encourages you to get your court involved! Start the handmade blanket and materials drive in your home court to make it possible to give a generous donation on behalf of your court and NACM. ECP looks forward to seeing you – and your blankets – in Mobile, AL!

Project Linus Wish List

Quit Thread (all colors) Scissors
Fabric: 100% cotton, fleece, or flannel Yarn
Postage stamps for mailing Project Linus materials to donors Batting
Thank you notes


View a video about Project Linus