The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 45,000 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.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Project Linus on TV

The Raleigh chapter of Project Linus was featured on NBC-17 last week. Eight-year-old Connor received a Project Linus blanket when he was hospitalized at Wake Med. In this video clip, he and his mother tell what this blanket means to them. Susie Holmes, the Coordinator for the Raleigh Chapter of Project Linus says, "It's the community caring for the community." She tells what Project Linus does and explains how blankets make their way from the volunteers who create them to the children who receive them.