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 21, 2013

Nathan's Eagle Scout Project

A boy scout's successful service project provided our chapter with a large donation of blankets.  After weeks of planning, preparation, and collecting materials, Nathan and his friends gathered on a Saturday to make blankets for Project Linus.
I'm Nathan Cowley from Scout Troop 831.  For my Eagle Project I made 30 blankets for Project Linus.  I decided to do my project through Project Linus because I wanted to do a project where a lot of people could participate and at the same time help a great cause.  I want to thank all the members of my church and community who helped make it happen, and Ms. Holmes and Ms. Wallace for their support.

The Eagle Scout service project is Boy Scouting’s most difficult advancement requirement.  Only 5% of Boy Scouts attain the Eagle rank, which is the highest rank a scout can achieve.  Congratulations, Nathan, on your accomplishment.  And thank you for providing these blankets which will bring warmth and comfort to children in our area.

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