Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Please join us for our annual
Make a Blanket Day
Saturday, Feb. 18
Temple Beth Or-5315 Creedmoor Rd
Bring your projects, or start one there. We can't wait to see you!
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Here's a short video that shows one easy way to make fleece blankets:
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Dear Project Linus,
I have been carrying around the little blue tag from one of your Project Linus blankets for over a year because I didn’t want to forget to send a quick thank you at some point! In any event, sorry for the delay, but I just wanted to let you know how much your kindness meant to my son and to me.
He was 10 years old at the time, and we were in town for my stepmom’s funeral unfortunately. He was playing with cousins that night and ended up falling out of a tree, and so we ended up at WakeMed with him having a broken wrist. It was quite painful for him, and he also was nervous because we learned that he was going to have to be transported by ambulance to a different hospital so that a pediatric specialist could set his wrist. Since my husband was with my other son, he was going to have to ride in the ambulance by himself while I followed in my car. As you can imagine, he was anxious but trying to be tough. One of the nurses in the emergency room brought him one of your fleece blankets, and it was so comforting and meant so much to him. He still uses that blanket to this day.
I just wanted you to know that your thoughtfulness toward those whom you have never met is very much appreciated. Your efforts are a blessing to those who are in need. Thank you!
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Monday, January 23, 2017
What a wonderful experience we had at Marbles Community Heroes Day! We were able to finish over 20 blankets and met the most incredible blanketeers. Our volunteers were amazing too! Thank you to Marbles Kids Museum for inviting us back, Spoonflower for printing the fabric squares, to the Broughton High School students, PL blanketeers and family members who came to help out! We can't wait for next year!
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Sunday, January 1, 2017
PROJECT LINUS…………DID YOU KNOW? (2017)
Here are some interesting facts and figures about Project Linus:
Karen Loucks started Project Linus on December 24, 1995. The Wake County Chapter began in 1996.
· Project Linus nationally has been active for 6,942 days as of .
· Project Linus National has had nonprofit status since May 12, 1997.
· The Wake County, NC Chapter of Project Linus donated 3592 blankets in 2016. Since we started, we have delivered 36,475 blankets!
· Project Linus nationally has officially collected over 6,063,751 blankets as of . If 60% of them are fabric, that translates into over 10,914,751 yards of fabric. If 40% are afghans, that is over 19,404,003 skeins of yarn.
· If each blanket is an average of 60” long, and we laid them end to end, they would stretch 30,318,755 feet or 5,742 miles. That is as tall as 1,044 Mt. Everests, or 17,071 One World Trade Centers or 24,255 Empire State Buildings or as long as 101,062 football fields!
· Assuming each delivered blanket so far had a label, the cost for labels would be $909,563.
• As of January 1, 2016, Project Linus has about 295 chapters in the United States.
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