Friday, June 4, 2021

June 19, 2021 - In Person Meeting!


Hello, friends!

The Linus Connection is delighted to announce that the St. Philip's campus is reopening and we will be resuming regular, in-person meetings on the third Saturday of each month beginning June 19, 2021!
  • Where: St. Philip's Pre-School Building
  • When: Saturday, June 19, 2021, 9-11 am
  • What: Announcements, updates, Show & Tell, Blanket donation collection,  sorting/distribution, supply pick-up, and Linus Mall
  • Demo: Challenge packets to be distributed (No Demo this month)
  • Please wear a mask while inside the building.
Volunteers, we are looking forward to seeing you all again! Questions? Let us know in the comments or contact a Board Member.

Have a Demo idea? July, August, September, and November are available. Please contact Jennifer (jennifer@thelinusconnection.org) if you'd like to volunteer.

Now that we'll be getting back to regular monthly meetings, we encourage you to drop your blankets off in person. If that isn't an option for you, the following drop-off locations will continue to be available:
Please see each listing for details. 

9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729
512-257-1269
Donations can be dropped off inside the store during regular store hours (M-Sat, 10-5).

3010 Williams Drive Suite 156
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-863-6108
Blankets can be dropped off during store hours. Check website for up-to-date hours.

512-238-0109
8503 Bobcat Dr. 
Round Rock TX 78681
Please call or email Marge before dropping off donations.



ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. These will be available at our June meeting, Please note, you no longer need to bag your blankets in plastic unless you are dropping them off at one of the locations listed above.


Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.


The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liaison with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution


 
The Linus Connection    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

May 2021 - Drop Off ONLY on Saturday


MEETING UPDATES -  MAY Drop Off ONLY


Saturday, May 15, 2021,  9:30 - 11 am, Anne will be available at the St. Philip's parking lot for donation drop-off ONLY. 

We ask that you please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. Supplies will not be available on Saturday. Blanket Donations can also be left at any of our drop-off locations below.

CAMP QUILTS


Our first camp delivery of 300 quilts & blankets went to Sunshine Camp last week. Thanks to Anne for the update and to all of our wonderful volunteers for your hard work to make this happen! All camp quilts have now been delivered!

SUPPLIES
If you are in need of blanket-making supplies, please contact Marge for fabric, batting, or yarn. Please contact Anne if you need poems & labels mailed to you.

Show & Tell
Be part of our Show & Tell by joining our Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers. Photos posted to the Facebook Group will be added here for all of our volunteers and friends of The Linus Connection to see.


DO YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THESE UPDATES VIA EMAIL?
If you would like to join our email list OR If you have not been received any recent email from The Linus Connection, or you would like to be removed from our email list, please contact jennifer@thelinusconnection.org. 


BLANKET DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Please see each listing for details. 

9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729
512-257-1269
Look for a plastic bin outside the front door during store hours.

3010 Williams Drive Suite 156
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-863-6108
Blankets can be dropped off during store hours. 

512-238-0109
8503 Bobcat Dr. 
Round Rock TX 78681
Please call or email Marge before dropping off donations. You can also contact Marge for fabric or batting if needed.

💜  Debbe Tipping
3840 Haleys Way
Round Rock, TX
Debbe has a bin on her porch for donations. She can also arrange to pick up blankets or quilt tops if needed. Please email her if you plan to leave a donation.


DONATIONS APPRECIATED
Many of our supplies are purchased with donated funds and every little bit helps. The Linus Connection is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible within the U.S. The Linus Connection has NO paid employees. All donations are used to create handmade blankets for children in crisis in Central Texas. Donations can be made through the PayPal button below or by sending a check to the following address: The Linus Connection, P.O. Box 29491, Austin, Texas 78755




BEFORE YOU DROP OFF YOUR QUILTS, BLANKETS, & QUILT TOPS...


ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. This is especially important right now. If you are out of labels, please contact Anne and she'll get some to you.

Preparing your donation:

  • Please place donations in a plastic garbage bag or similar and include your full name and what you're donating so we can log it in (just like the sign-in sheet at monthly meetings). For your convenience, we have created a printable donation form. You don't have to use the form, but we do need the information listed for an accurate blanket count and donations must say "for The Linus Connection" so they will not be misdirected (see photo). If you would like a receipt mailed to you, please be sure to include your address.
  • Please make sure your individual quilts and blankets are labeled and have a poem with your first name. If you are out of labels, please contact Anne. She will mail some to you. 
  • Blankets will be distributed to our usual recipient facilities as needed. Delivery volunteers will be contacted personally if you have a delivery. 

STAY CONNECTED!

Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.


The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liaison with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution



 
The Linus Connection    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Some Show & Tell - April 2021



The Linus Connection had a successful Parking Lot Meeting on Saturday, April 17, 2021. We collected many quilts and blankets, passed out lots of supplies, and enjoyed visiting with our fellow volunteers.

Thank you to everyone who came out and helped or stopped by to pick up supplies or drop off donations. We hope to see you all again very soon!


All loaded up after Saturday's collection!


Update from Sunshine Camps

Austin Sunshine Camps have shared their 2020 Impact Report with our volunteers. Sunshine Camps is one of the wonderful organizations we share quilts & blankets with. You can see their report here.



If you would like to join our email list OR If you have not been received any recent email from The Linus Connection, or you would like to be removed from our email list, please contact jennifer@thelinusconnection.org. 






Need to know what size blankets our facilities need?



Show & Tell

April 2021


These photos are presented in no particular order. They were received via email, posted in our Facebook Group, or taken this past Saturday. We hope you enjoy them!
























BLANKET DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Please see each listing for details. 

9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729
512-257-1269
Look for a plastic bin outside the front door during store hours.

3010 Williams Drive Suite 156
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-863-6108
Blankets can be dropped off during store hours. 

512-238-0109
8503 Bobcat Dr. 
Round Rock TX 78681
Please call or email Marge before dropping off donations. You can also contact Marge for fabric or batting if needed.

💜  Debbe Tipping
3840 Haleys Way
Round Rock, TX
Debbe has a bin on her porch for donations. She can also arrange to pick up blankets or quilt tops if needed. Please email her if you plan to leave a donation.


DONATIONS APPRECIATED
Many of our supplies are purchased with donated funds and every little bit helps. The Linus Connection is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible within the U.S. The Linus Connection has NO paid employees. All donations are used to create handmade blankets for children in crisis in Central Texas. Donations can be made through the PayPal button below or by sending a check to the following address: The Linus Connection, P.O. Box 29491, Austin, Texas 78755




BEFORE YOU DROP OFF YOUR QUILTS, BLANKETS, & QUILT TOPS...


ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. This is especially important right now. If you are out of labels, please contact Anne and she'll get some to you.

Preparing your donation:

  • Please place donations in a plastic garbage bag or similar and include your full name and what you're donating so we can log it in (just like the sign-in sheet at monthly meetings). For your convenience, we have created a printable donation form. You don't have to use the form, but we do need the information listed for an accurate blanket count and donations must say "for The Linus Connection" so they will not be misdirected (see photo). If you would like a receipt emailed to you, please be sure to include your email address.
  • Please make sure your individual quilts and blankets are labeled and have a poem with your first name. If you are out of labels, please contact Anne. She will mail some to you. 
  • Blankets will be distributed to our usual recipient facilities as needed. Delivery volunteers will be contacted personally if you have a delivery. 

STAY CONNECTED!

Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.


The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liason with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution

 
The Linus Connection    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible. 

Monday, April 12, 2021

April 2021 - Socially Distant Parking Lot Meeting




On this coming Saturday, April 17, 2021, we will be having a Socially Distant Parking Lot Meeting with limited supplies and Show & Tell. 

To help make this day go as smoothly as possible, please read the information below thoroughly.

Important things to know:
  • If you join us, facemasks and social distancing are required AT ALL TIMES.
  • If you prefer to stay in your car, a volunteer can assist you in acquiring supplies.
How it will work:
  1. We will have a drop-off area for Quilt Tops, Pellet Pockets, and Quilts/Blankets Donations.
  2. We are asking that you please continue to bag and label your donations. This makes it easier for us to safely log in your quilts, blankets, and quilt tops. Your printable donation form is here.
  3. If you'd like to share Show & Tell, Jennifer will be there taking photos! Please note this isn't "Show & Tell" for the group, just photos for the website. You're also welcome to email photos to jennifer@thelinusconnection.org.
  4. There will be car trunks with yarn, fabric, & quilt batting so you can replenish your supplies.
  5. All stations will be spread apart for social distancing. Selections at each station can be made in person or by a volunteer. 
  6. Label packets and Pellet Pockets will be available.
If you can't make it or you have other questions:
  • If you can't make it to drop off/pick-up, blanket donations are still being accepted at the locations previously mentioned. You can find those here.
  • If you have questions about this meeting, please address them to Marge (mlentricchia@austin.rr.com).

Please remember, if you are or have been sick, PLEASE STAY HOME and take care of yourself. It's okay to hold on to your donations until later and we can get supplies to you another day. Safety first!

STAY IN TOUCH
Stay in touch with other volunteers by joining our Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers


If you would like to join our email list OR If you have not been received any recent email from The Linus Connection, or you would like to be removed from our email list, please contact jennifer@thelinusconnection.org. 


BLANKET DROP-OFF LOCATIONS
Please see each listing for details. 

9308 Anderson Mill Rd #300
Austin, TX 78729
512-257-1269
Look for a plastic bin outside the front door during store hours.

3010 Williams Drive Suite 156
Georgetown, TX 78628
512-863-6108
Blankets can be dropped off during store hours. 

512-238-0109
8503 Bobcat Dr. 
Round Rock TX 78681
Please call or email Marge before dropping off donations. You can also contact Marge for fabric or batting if needed.

💜  Debbe Tipping
3840 Haleys Way
Round Rock, TX
Debbe has a bin on her porch for donations. She can also arrange to pick up blankets or quilt tops if needed. Please email her if you plan to leave a donation.


DONATIONS APPRECIATED
Many of our supplies are purchased with donated funds and every little bit helps. The Linus Connection is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible within the U.S. The Linus Connection has NO paid employees. All donations are used to create handmade blankets for children in crisis in Central Texas. Donations can be made through the PayPal button below or by sending a check to the following address: The Linus Connection, P.O. Box 29491, Austin, Texas 78755




BEFORE YOU DROP OFF YOUR QUILTS, BLANKETS, & QUILT TOPS...


ALL blankets should include a paper tag with a poem and a sew-on Linus label. This is especially important right now. If you are out of labels, please contact Anne and she'll get some to you.

Preparing your donation:

  • Please place donations in a plastic garbage bag or similar and include your full name and what you're donating so we can log it in (just like the sign-in sheet at monthly meetings). For your convenience, we have created a printable donation form. You don't have to use the form, but we do need the information listed for an accurate blanket count and donations must say "for The Linus Connection" so they will not be misdirected (see photo). If you would like a receipt emailed to you, please be sure to include your email address.
  • Please make sure your individual quilts and blankets are labeled and have a poem with your first name. If you are out of labels, please contact Anne. She will mail some to you. 
  • Blankets will be distributed to our usual recipient facilities as needed. Delivery volunteers will be contacted personally if you have a delivery. 

STAY CONNECTED!

Please keep an eye on the website, join our email list, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram for the latest Linus information. We also have a Facebook Group just for Linus Connection volunteers where you can share photos and chat! You can join here.


The Linus Connection Board Members
  • Stephanie, Executive Director, Liason with all Recipient Facilities
  • Marge, Assistant Director, Fabric Donations
  • Jennifer, Social Media, Blanket Distribution

 
The Linus Connection    P.O. Box 29491    Austin, Texas 78755
The Linus Connection is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.