Linus Blankets

Linus BlanketThe Linus Blankets of SWIL has been in existence for over 20 years and, as of 2020, has donated in excess of 70,0000 blankets to a variety of organizations in that time.

Fel Copeland started creating and sharing these beautiful blankets in 1997.  With the support of a network of generous volunteers, the program has grown stronger every year since. In 2019 alone, the Linus volunteers delivered 3,168 blankets and with 2020's addition,  the project have exceeded 70,000 blankets delivered.

Fel Copeland and Suzanne Boyle

Family Hospice and Heartlinks Grief Center has supported Fel and her efforts for over 10 years. While in hers 80s, Fel Copeland passed the program on to the next generation of volunteers. Don't worry she's still very active in supporting and training.

Linus Blankets are delivered 4 to 5 times a year supporting various organizations. If you care to create blankets they can be dropped off at Family Hospice and Heartlinks Grief Center Monday - Friday 8:30 - 4:30 (Please include your name). Or, if you have a group event that would benefit from one of our speakers, we're happy to come give a talk.

Contacts and Team Members
Suzanne Boyle, Linus Coordinator
Best contact for overall program information.
Phone: (618) 514-5585


Diana Cuddeback, Heartlinks Director and Linus Volunteer
Phone: (618) 277-1800
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Family Hospice / Heartlinks Grief Center
5110 West Main Street, Belleville, IL 62226

Linus Blankets of Southwestern Illinois is a program of Family Hospice, a 501©3 organization.  It is connected with many civic, church organizations, and quilting organizations across several counties. These groups create blankets for children and Linus distributes them.


In supporting our Tree of Memories program through the holiday season, we make ornaments available at our kiosk at St. Clair Square from November 30 through December 22.


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We truly value our volunteers and the passion they bring to our family. Our 150 volunteers are dedicated to furthering the mission of hospice and supporting your family during this trying time.


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We appreciate the love and support shown by our donors. Gifts are used to support our programs and provide assistance to patients struggling with the cost of care.


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map5110 W. Main St.
Belleville, IL

P: 618-277-1800
F: 618-277-1074


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