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, April 29, 2012

Preschoolers for Project Linus

For their annual service project, preschoolers at Saint Raphael Early Childhood Center in Raleigh make blankets for Project Linus.  In exchange for a non-perishable food item (which is donated to the local Food Bank), children select fabric and help sew together a quilt. Even the youngest ones understand the comfort brought by a soft, cuddly blanket.  This project is a tangible way for the children to see how combined efforts and unique contributions create something warm and beautiful, and provide comfort and help to someone in need.
Photos courtesy of The News and Observer, March 2, 2012

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