Thanks to Eagles Wings Quilts/Arizona Vac & Sew

Tim and Dena Dority at Eagles Wings Quilts/Arizona Vac and Sew have been long-time supports of Project Linus Tucson. They opened Eagles Wings Quilting in Casa Grande, AZ on January 14th, 2010. They had one longarm quilting machine. As their business grew, they started offering more services, including a full array of quilting fabrics, notions, and sewing machines. In theFall of 2011, Tim and Dena purchased AZ Vac and Sew Center in Tucson from Ron Sanchez, who has stayed on as a part-time sewing machine repairman.

Tim and Dena have decided that it is time to retire. Project Linus Tucson would like to extend a huge thank you to Tim, Dena and their entire staff for their support of Project Linus Tucson. They opened their workroom to us so that we could have monthly Sit & Sew sessions. They have also been a drop-off location for blankets and quilting supplies. The Doritys have been a treasured partner to our organization, and they will be sorely missed. We wish Tim and Dena a well-earned and peaceful retirement full of Project Linus blanket hugs.

Thank you for everything!
Project Linus Tucson

Project Linus Tucson Teams Up with Christ Lutheran Church

Project Linus Tucson was recently highlighted in the Vail Voice for the service project it conducted at the Del Webb Rancho Del Lago in Vail. Chapter leaders Renee Lassise and Dale Shoots met up with 25 volunteers from the quilting group of Christ Lutheran Church. The group¬†made 60 blankets that will be distributed throughout hospitals in Pima County to children in need. The quilters from Christ Lutheran Church meet on the first Monday of every month. They have donated 142 blankets to Project Linus Tucson so far this year. They believe that “we may not be able to make much change in the world at large, but as individuals, our work, our volunteerism, and our service to others can make a big change in our part of the world.”

Project Linus Tucson is very grateful for the contributions of Christ Lutheran Church, and we look forward to continuing our work with their volunteers.

Vote for Project Linus!

Ooroo Auto is a community-minded auto repair service based out of Oro Valley. They provide traditional services at their shop on Oracle Road, but they also go out to serve their customers off site. Ooroo Auto extends their commitment to the community with their Community Grant program.

Project Linus Tucson is very lucky to have been selected for the Ooroo Auto Cares grant program. You can help us get the grant by liking our photo over on the Ooroo Auto Facebook page, then share the link on your own Facebook profile and encourage your friends to vote for us. The deadline is March 31st.

Blanket Hugs on KGUN-9

Tucson’s KGUN-9 ran a feature about Project Linus Tucson yesterday. Chapter President Rene Lassise told reporters Tina Jennings and Heather Stricker what Project Linus is all about.

We hope you’ll join us in sharing love with children in need. We have blanket drop off locations all over Pima County. We even have blanketeers down in Benson! Check out our blanket guidelines for information about how to share a blanket hug.

Not a knitter, crocheter, or quilter? No problem! We need all kinds of things to keep our nonprofit volunteer-run organization going. Check out our Donate page to see how you can provide financial support for Project Linus Tucson.

Get Your Craft On

gladden farms logoProject Linus Tucson volunteers make blankets, but many of us dabble in other crafts as well, like jewelry making and drawing.

Project Linus Tucson has been invited to participate in the Gladden Farms Snow Days Festival on December 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We will be spreading the word about our work.

Our supporters have been invited to have their own booths to sell their wares. Booths are only $25. If you sign up under Project Linus, Gladden Farms Community Association will donate $10 of your booth fee to Project Linus Tucson. Please email our chapter coordinator, Rene Lassise, and let her know that you’re interested in reserving a booth.

Shop Schwan’s – Support Project Linus Tucson

schwans-newThe holiday season is here, and many of us are already thinking about what to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. Schwan’s Online Grocery Service is offering a yearlong fundraiser for Project Linus Tucson, which starts on Monday, November 2, 2015.

Sign up online and use the Project Linus Tucson campaign ID #24207. We will receive 20% of every order placed with Schwan’s from November 2, 2015 through March 6, 2016. After March 6, Project Linus Tucson will continue to receive 5% until November 2, 2016. If you’re not a regular Schwan’s customer, not to worry! Project Linus Tucson will also receive 40% of all gift certificates ordered.

You don’t have to live in Tucson to support Project Linus Tucson. The Schwan’s fundraiser option is available wherever Schwan’s delivers. Check out their website to see how you can get easy grocery delivery right to your house and support Project Linus Tucson all at the same time!

Setting New Records

10587319Project Linus Tucson delivered 5608 blankets in 2014. Since the chapter began in the spring of 1999, we have delivered 52,817 blankets to children in need. Thanks to all of the blanketeers who have donated the time, talent, and love to children in need.

Join us in 2015 and help us share warmth and love.