The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 39,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket including: Wake Med Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Duke Hospital, Interact (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, The Women's Center, Open Door Clinic, Children's Flight of Hope, and The Raleigh Rescue Mission.



Friday, August 4, 2017

A big thank you to a blanketeer, and a reminder 
that you all make a difference!

Last week, my four year old son woke up in the middle of the night with a swollen, infected finger that was not there at bedtime. We rushed him to the Wake Med North ER and before they cut into his finger to drain the infection, they gave him one of your wonderful blankets to cuddle with. Thank you all so much for thinking of those kids who are scared and may not have their favorite stuffed animal or blanket with them at such a frightening time. He was so happy to wrap himself up in a special blanket and if definitely helped calm his nerves. Your hard work and kindness is truly appreciated! Thank you all so much!Thank you to all your volunteers, what a great way to do something special for those in a time of need!
-Heather

Monday, July 17, 2017

Many thanks to the Carolina Princess Program who made over 500 blankets and the staff at NC State who helped label them. And here's a happy recipient of a Project Linus blanket to brighten your day.



Friday, July 14, 2017

New drop site!
We are excited to announce a new drop site that will be helpful to blanketmakers on the southern side of Wake County: Gaston's Garage. Tina and the crew are ready to welcome your blankets and are happy to be a part of our team. Send your blankets her way!
Susie
1101 Old Raleigh Rd
Apex, NC 27502
Phone: 919-387-7270

Hours: M-F: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 7 AM-2:30 PM

Sunday closed

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Many, many thanks to the children, parents and staff of St. Raphael's Early Education Program. They have made blankets for Project Linus for years and years. The fabric is blessed and the children are helped by parents and teachers to make adorable quilts for children in the hospital. Thank you!




Monday, May 1, 2017

A big thank you to all of you - you provided blankets to children in the foster care and adoption program in Wake County:


Good morning: 

I wanted to take a moment this morning to thank Project Linus for your willingness to participate in out 2017 Foster Adoptive Forum!   Our foster and adoptive families were so appreciative of the 300 blankets you provided for our children.   

I know we can't thank each one of your volunteers personally but please let them know that their support of our foster and adoptive families is much appreciated. I know countless hours went into making each one of those blankets and your volunteers can rest assured knowing the blankets landed with children who need as much security as we can collectively offer them.  I am quite confident there were lots of little one's wrapped up in cozy blankets this weekend across Wake County.   

We know that we can't do this work alone so please let your volunteers know how much their partnership with Wake County Child Welfare is appreciated. 

We look forward to having you back at future events. 

Sincerely, 
Wake County Human Services 
Foster Family Resource Team 


Jim Barbee,  MSSW, LCSW
WCHS Foster Family Resource Unit
 
 Human Services Supervisor II 
 Foster Home Consultation, Licensing & Quality Assurance Team