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*Happy Blanket Recipients
*Letters of Appreciation
*Happy Blanketeers

Next Volunteer Meeting...
The new North group will next meet November 21th, 2015, from 10 am until about 2 pm. The South group adjourns for November and December.

We always collect blankets from our retail collection partners, and are happy to give blankets if you know of a need. Contact info appears at the bottom of the page on the right.

We now have a North Group again. See Meeting Directions.

More information on the Bastrop meetings is found at this location.

Even if you don't care 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. Check out webpages listed below for great fleece-finishing instructions.

We also always need single-layer, 36"-square fleece receiving blankets in baby prints. These are donated monthly to Dell Children's Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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

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

In 2014, Project Linus of Central Texas celebrated ten years of giving blankets to children in crisis.

Yes, now over ten years as a Project Linus Chapter! We are required by the national office to keep track of our blanket donations, and records indicate that in ten years we have given away approximately 18,000 blankets. Can you imagine?! At our 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. Then we add a special Project Linus poem to the bag. We confess: we also fondle, adore, and admire ‘most every one too. So, thanks also to all the volunteers who make this invaluable work possible.

Artwork by Grace Lee

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 South Austin Project Linus groups meet on the third Saturday of every month (except November & December) and have meetings in far-south Austin. 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.)

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.

Austin, TX
phone: (512) 448-1851

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