The Linus Connection is a Central Texas 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to make and deliver handmade security blankets for children in crisis situations in our area. The blankets go to children in hospital emergency rooms, in crisis centers, in foster care, battered women's shelters, to any child who is in need of a little extra security in their lives.
On your first visit, choose "The Linus Connection" as your charity.
Your purchases will help support our awesome non-profit!
One of the accounts we use for our website here at thelinusconnection.org has changed its terms of service and no longer allows all accounts to have third party hosting for photos. What that means for you is that you may see a placeholder in some spots on our website instead of an image. This will mostly affect older posts, but some recent website additions have also been affected. Jennifer is working to update all of those images over the next couple of months but it will be a very long process. Your patience is appreciated.
The Challenge Has Begun & SAVE THE DATE!
Challenge kits and rules were handed out at our June meeting. If you missed it, check with Osie at next month's meetings for Challenge packs. Have a question? Email Osie.
The Annual Blanket Challenge is part of our Birthday Celebration held every October. It's a great opportunity for our volunteers to try something new and showcase their talents to visitors and recipient facilities. Mark your calendars! This year's event will be Saturday, October 21.
A Little More Camp
We had a late request from a new camp. In July, we were able to set aside 100 blankets for the Sunshine Camp of Austin. Thank you to our volunteers who continue to provide us with wonderful blankets in order to fill each and every facility request.
Please remember: Paper Tags should include your first name at the top.
ALL blankets should include a paper tag and a sew on label (see diagram above).
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Our volunteers make hundreds of blankets each month to meet the need of children in crisis in Central Texas. To do this, many supplies are needed. We are constantly in need of washable 100% acrylic yarn. Leftover balls of yarn to full skeins are gratefully accepted.
Please turn your Pellet Pockets and finished tops for Weighted Blankets at the monthly meeting, Please note: If you are helping with Weighted Blankets, pockets, tops, etc. go in the blue bin on the desk in the kitchen.Be sure to sign tops in on the Sign In Sheet as Quilt Tops.