Our Community Support
Created in 1962, the Lake Guild meets the second Thursday of every month at the Longview Country Club. The Lake Guild holds an annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction. Each member of the Guild volunteers one day a month to staff the Link Thrift Shop. The Lake Guild members personally make stockings at Christmas and Easter Baskets at Easter, as well as contributing to the back to school coat fund and maintaining the Youth and Family Link children's library.
Created in 1963, the River Ranch Guild meets monthly at the Link Program. The River Ranch Guild holds a Champagne Brunch each May. Each member of the River Ranch Guild volunteers one day each month to staff the Youth and Family Link Thrift Shop. The Ranch Guild donates gifts at Christmas, provides a Mother's Day brunch, and contributes to the back to school coat fund.
The Youth and Family Link Thrift Shop, located at 1212 Commerce Avenue in Longview, has been a major resource for the programs of Youth and Family Link. Since its establishment in 1963 by members of the guilds with generous support from the community at large, the Thrift Shop has provided funds to help achieve the LINK vision. Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Thrift Shop cleans, refurbishes, and resells gently-used, donated items.