Recipient Facility Spotlight
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Rathgeber Center for Families is a emergency shelter serving families with children experiencing homelessness. Phase 1 has 120 beds in 42 private rooms with the average family stay at 4-6 months. Phase II has 92 beds in 23 extended suites. In 2022 provided 51,725 bed nights serving 554 individuals.
The Austin Shelter for Women and Children (ASWC) has operated since 2001, has 81 beds and has served 25,461 nights to 339 individuals.
These facilities host monthly birthday parties for children with birthdays within that month. There are games and prizes and children are celebrated with birthday cakes, presents and loads of fun.
The Linus Connection has been providing blankets to The Salvation Army since 2014 and has provided over 1600 blankets for the children being served in these shelters, plus over 500 during Hurricane Harvey.
Linus Workday - July 18 will be a Linus Workday at Honey Bee Quilt Store from 10:30 - 4:00.
Austin Sunshine Camp - July 16 and July 30 from 10:00 - 11:00 am are still available to help Austin Sunshine Camp setup for their upcoming weekly camp. Contact Jacie at email@example.com if you can help!
Christmas in July Fabric Sale
Our July meeting will be held on July 22 (note: this is the 4th Saturday, this month only) and we will be hosting our annual fabric sale. Fabric will be $10 per pound (approx. 3-4 yards of fabric makes a pound).
Beginning at 9:00 am, we will be accepting blanket donations and from 10:00 - 12:00 the sale begins! Come stock up your stash and bring your fabric loving friends too!
Nancy provided our Demo this month and she showed how you can use up all your string scraps to make a great scrappy blanket.
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