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.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Join our new blanket making group

Do you knit, crochet, or quilt?  Join the new blanket-making group, The Cary Blanketeers.  Bring your own project or come and learn a new technique.  The first meeting will be Wednesday, June 2 from 10:00-12:30 at the A.C. Moore store in Crossroads Mall (Walnut Street in Cary).
Make new friends, share your talents, and help children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of a hug.  For more information, download this flyer or contact Pam Wilson, the group's coordinator.
The Cary Blanketeers - Crafting Security, Warmth, Comfort & Hugs

Friday, May 7, 2010

More beautiful blankets

You don't have to be a grown-up to be a Project Linus "blanketeer".  This cuddly fleece blanket was made by Mrs. Rigsbee and Mrs. Goodwin's class at Leesville Road Middle School.

These lovely blankets will surely brighten a child's day.  Handmade blankets wrap a child in love and comfort. Thank you blanket-makers, young, old, and in-between!