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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sixth Graders Make Blankets for Project Linus

Teachers Tim Tharrington and Gina DeBose recently organized a Day of Service for the sixth graders at Wakefield Middle School. Project Linus was one of several community service projects that students could choose. Nineteen fleece blankets were made for kids, by kids.

For more details about the Day of Service, please read this article from The Wake Weekly newspaper.