The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 42,000 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 NICU, Safe Space (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, the children at Salvation Army, Children's Flight of Hope, and Wake County Social Services.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Ways YOU Can Help

Individuals - Youth and Church Groups – Scout Troops - Quilt and Sewing Guilds - Civic Organizations - Businesses
Volunteer - If you can quilt, sew, crochet, or knit, please consider making a blanket for a child who needs a hug. Fringed fleece blankets require no sewing. You don't have to be an expert to create a blanket that is beautiful to a child. Volunteers are also needed to help organize and support Project Linus events, such as the annual Make A Blanket Day.
Donate - Washable cotton fabric, flannel or polar fleece, low-loft batting, acrylic or cotton yarn are used to make blankets. Cash donations and gift certificates to local quilt shops, fabric stores, or office supply stores help pay for blanket making supplies and chapter expenses such as blanket labels, photocopies, postage, etc.
Please contact Susie Holmes (Chapter Coordinator) regarding current needs.

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