The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 40,000 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.



Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Horizons Grief Center Receives Blankets

Children who experience the death of a loved one can feel lonely and frightened.  Hospice of Wake County, through their Horizons Grief Center, offers grief counseling to children and teens to help them better understand their feelings and learn to cope with their loss.  The Horizons Grief Center recently received a delivery of blankets that will provide a comforting "blanket hug" for the children who participate in the support groups, workshops, Camp Reflections, and other activities at the Center.  Molly Flynn, a grief counselor, writes to express her gratitude:
Susie,
The blankets you selected and sent are absolutely gorgeous—they are a perfect blend for all of the ages we serve. Unpacking them I could immediately feel the joy they will bring to our clients and how excited they will be! There is such diversity. Thanks to you and Irene and of course all the generous craftspeople for your compassion!

Thanks again and I will be in touch in the near future,

Molly Flynn, M.A., LPC-BE, NCC
Child and Teen Grief Counselor
Horizons Grief Center, a division of Hospice of Wake County

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