Working for Peanuts: The Project Linus Story

Project Linus seemingly started overnight when Karen Loucks spotted a Parade Magazine article entitled, “Joy to the World.” From those words and images, a grassroots movement was born.

In Working for Peanuts, you’ll read the incredible story of how a small-town Colorado woman set out to offer love and security, through the gifting of handmade security blankets, beginning in her own backyard of Denver. Within just a few short months, Project Linus received national attention and set Karen upon an incredible journey.

Project Linus soon formed hundreds of chapters, recruited thousands of volunteers, aka Blanketeers, and comforted millions of children around the world.

Project Linus has been featured on “Oprah”, “The Today Show”, “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams”, “Simply Quilts”, “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and highlighted in Parade, People, Family Circle, Reader’s Digest and many more magazines, newspapers and television shows. Karen has become a popular speaker, amongst corporate and non profit audiences, on the topic of “Making a Difference”.