The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 33,000 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.



Thursday, April 28, 2016

Camp Corral blankets needed
Just as an FYI, we are collecting blankets for Camp Corral this summer. Camp Corral is a free summer camp for children of military service members, with priority given to children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members
Campers are ages 8-15, so larger sizes are needed and all blankets are welcomed.
Project Linus will provide 268 blankets to Camp Hanes in King, NC by June 19, and 165 blankets to Camp Weaver in Greensboro on August 7.

We will need volunteers to deliver blankets to Camp Weaver on August 7, as they do not have space to store blankets. If you are interested in helping deliver and hand out blankets at either camp, please contact me using the link to the lower right under Contacts.
Thanks,
Susie 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

If you would like to join the group of ladies that meet in Cary to support Project Linus, check out the Cary Blanketeers. Please note that their meeting days have changed, to the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month:
Cary BlanketeersThe 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Gathering Place inside
Hope Community Church
821 Buck Jones Road in Raleigh

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

This is the latest email from Pat, the coordinator for the Sandhills chapter of Project Linus. Through her, we are able to supply blankets for children of  fallen and deployed soldiers at Fort Bragg. Since Make a Blanket Day, we have delivered 430 blankets to them, which will stock them for some time. Thank you all!

Hi, Susie.  We delivered 230 blankets to the Armed Services
YMCA Monday.  They were thrilled and overwhelmed!  They
have sent emails and communications to entities on base.
Now they are ready to meet the needs of Ft. Bragg.  Thank
goodness storage is not a problem.

Thanks again to you and your volunteers for sharing blankets
with the military children.  Your hard work and generosity
make this Project Linus service possible.  The quilts, flannel
blankets, fleece, knitted and crocheted afghans were beautiful.

Blessings,
Pat

Monday, February 29, 2016

MABD 2016- What an EXTRAORDINARY DAY!

Our 2016 Make a Blanket Day was INCREDIBLE! We had a fabulous attendance from the most dedicated and fun blanketeers! We had over 530 blankets ready to donate to children in need by the end of our event. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped and come to our 2016 MABD!  Thank you to Temple Beth Or Synagogue for donating the space- we love it! For those who crocheted, knitted, make fleece blankets, sewed on labels and poems, orchestrated the raffle, counted and sorted blankets, etc,- Our incredible teamwork helped make this year even better than the last! Timothy and Denise from Wake Med came to see us in action. They shared with us what an impact we make. So whether you sew on one label or 200, make one blanket or 150, every stitch counts and makes a difference in a child's life. Susie Holmes, who started our chapter 20 years ago, shared some heartfelt letters. Again, Thank you.
There are more photos on our Facebook page! Like Us on Facebook!
We had a great turnout!!!

Sewing Organic Knit blankets donated from Spoonflower

Dedicated Blanketeers!!!

HAPPINESS IS A THUMB AND A BLANKET.. "NUF " SAID. 

Now we can make that number 33,630!!!

Katherine is a fabulous quilter!!

EVERY blanket gets a label!

Vickie and Sue make SO MANY blankets and bring extra hugs and smiles to SO MANY children

Janet and Holly are a dynamic duo who make beautiful blankets! Thank you to Holly and Janet for all you do!

We have been volunteering together a long time! 10 year of MABD's!

Our dedicated blanketeers who sew on labels and poems to every blanket that is donated!

Diane is our master sorter of blankets! Thank you Diane!

Timothy and Denise from Wake Med spent some time with us and talked with our Blanketeers. We ARE making a difference!

Project Linus of Wake County is 20 Years Old!! Thank you Susie for starting our chapter! 

Linda B and her granddaughter made the most beautiful fleece blankets!

An incredible group of ladies- a few from Roanoke Rapids that travel every year to spend the day with us!

Our blanketeers from Poplar Springs Christian Church were so much help! 

Nancy M made this quilt- it will bring comfort and smiles to a child who loves super heroes!

Susie Holmes made this wall hanging for our raffle. True talent!

Janet sews on labels, but she also makes tons of blankets for Project Linus!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A photo of two wonderful quilts and 
one special blanketmaker's smile!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 
Make a Blanket Day on Saturday, February 27 
from 2 PM to 6 PM at Temple Beth Or. 
Information is below.