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.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Vote for Project Linus!

Project Linus has been announced as one of the top three finalist charities in Joann's "Craft for a Cause Contest."  The other two finalists are American Cancer Society and Operation Write Home.  The first place prize is $50,000, second place is $35,000, and third place is $15,000.

You can help decide which charity receives the $50,000 prize from Joann's.  Official voting starts today, November 7, and ends on December 4.  Visit the Joann's "Craft for a Cause" website to cast your vote for Project Linus, and share this information with everyone you know!  You may cast one vote per day.  

Several of our Cary Blanketeers sent in entries for a $1,500 individual prize, and are anxiously awaiting notification from Joann's.  This is a blanket that Ann Moore made--doesn't it make you smile?

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