Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino General Manager Willie Barrios, right, presents a check to Betsy Champ, Central Valley chapter coordinator for Project Linus. Submitted photo
Written by David Castellon
Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino has presented a check for $6,190 to the Central Valley Chapter of Project Linus.
The non-profit provides new, handmade blankets and afghans made by volunteers to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of a sense or security, warmth and comfort, states a press release from the casino and hotel near Lemoore.
An estimated 620 people attended the casino’s fundraising breakfast in June, raising $3,095 at the door and the casino, as well as the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tribe that runs it, matched that amount to add to the donation.
“Project Linus in this area would not be what it is without Tachi Palace,” Betsy Champ, Project Linus’ Central Valley chapter coordinator, said in a press release. “The people of the Valley are so generous and compassionate and truly make a difference, not only to the child who receives a blanket but also to the organizations that have them available.”
Champ went on to say that with winter around the corner, her organization will be buying batting for quilts and lots of fleece to more make blankets.
“With donations such as this one, Project Linus will be able to work with organizations looking for a service project that don’t have the funds to purchase all of the supplies necessary. If they calculate the number of fleece blankets that could be made, using the low end of the cost per yard, they can make roughly 50 blankets per $1,000, making a difference in the lives of so many in need,” the release continues.
Tachi Palace’s next monthly, community breakfast will be held July 27, with the proceeds benefiting American Legion Post 100. Attendees of the buffet breakfast are encouraged to make minimum donations of $5.
For more information, go online to www.tachipalace.com.