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*How You Can Help
*Groups We Help
*Blanket Drop-Off Locations
*Meeting Directions
*Happy Blanket Recipients
*Letters of Appreciation
*History

Next Volunteer Meeting...
The North and South Austin groups will next meet August 13th and 20th, 2016, respectively, from 10 am until about 2 pm.

For more current news from us, you may browse our monthly newsletter online.

We are always happy to give blankets if you know of a need. Contact info for our Chapter Coordinator appears at the bottom of the page on the right.

Where we meet in Central Texas (all chapters listed).

Even if you don't want to attend meetings, you can donate blankies! Check out our list of places you can drop off blankets.

We currently most need large blankets. For an easy large blanket, one layer fleece blankets of 1˝ to 2 yards of fleece finished at the edges are quick & easy. Since these usually go to older kids, please choose "non-baby" prints and colors. Check out webpages listed below for great fleece-finishing instructions.

Area Leaders

Chapter Coordinator:
Brenda Kilburn
South group leader:
Jean Bishop
North group:
Shawn Yeatman
Bastrop group:
Mary Knauer
Smithville subgroup:
Brenda Grant
Chapter communications:
Jan Everett

Handy Links


PROJECT LINUS NATIONAL SITE

FINISH A FLEECE BLANKET

RAVELRY

FREE AFGHAN/CROCHET PATTERNS

CROCHET PATTERN CENTRAL

KNITTING PATTERN CENTRAL
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Join us and make a difference in a child's life. 

In 2016, Project Linus of Central Texas celebrates the twelvth year of giving blankets to children in crisis.

Artwork by Grace Lee
www.cutecolors.com

The Austin Chapter is required by the national office to keep track of our blanket donations, and records indicate that in eleven-plus years we have given away approximately 21,000 blankets. Can you imagine?! At volunteer meetings,  we inspect, label, size
[small (36” × 36”; 90cm × 90cm), medium (45” × 54”; 115cm × 140cm), large (54” × 72”; 140cm × 185cm)], and bag each and every blanket. And a printed Project Linus poem is added to each bagged blanket. We confess: we also fondle, adore, and admire every blanket too. And, always, thank you also to all the volunteers who make this invaluable work possible.

Project Linus volunteers make, package, and distribute NEW, HAND-made blankets (that is, quilts, fleece blankets, knitted & crocheted afghans) to children in a wide variety of crisis situations. The North Austin Project Linus group meets on the second Saturday of every month (except November & December); the South Austin group gathers on the third Saturday of January through October; and Bastrop groups meet at other times. Check here for more information. If you'd like to receive monthly news of our activities, please sign up to be on our mailing list. There is always an unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter, and we never share our email list with anyone. (Generously hosted for free by MailChimp.)

Project Linus gratefully acknowledges Move It Self Storage, which donates a free storage unit at Move It Self Storage—South Austin, 5405 Wasson Rd., Austin TX 78745. Blanket-making material, as well as finished blankets need a place to live as we do our work, and, as we are an all-volunteer project, having this space helps us enormously.


The Project Linus Mission Statement

Project Linus is comprised of hundreds of local chapters and thousands of volunteers across the United States. Each volunteer and local chapter all work together to help us achieve our mission statement, which states:

First, it is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
Second, it is our mission to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.

“The best kind of sleep under heaven above, is under a blanket handmade with love...”

Blankets for children in Williamson, Travis, Hays, & Bastrop Counties of Central Texas

Blanket Sizes

Baby36" × 36"
90cm × 90cm
Toddler/Child45" × 54"
115cm × 140cm
Pre-Teen/Teen 54" × 72" or larger
140cm × 185cm

These sizes are approximate. A larger blanket will fit all sizes of children but a small blanket will fit only the smaller ones.

Please include a label that shows your name, address, and/or email with each blanket so we will know whom to thank!

Finally, be especially careful about checking for straight pins if used in the construction of your blanket. Some of our blankets go to hospitals so we try to be careful not to use materials that could come loose and end up in small mouths or get tangled in medical equipment.


 
 
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phone: (512) 448-1851

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