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.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy Birthday!

The Cary Blanketeers celebrated three years and 1500 blankets at a luncheon on June 5. Members were challenged to design a special blanket for Project Linus around the theme "When I grow up, I want to be...." Occupations/careers/professions included: polar explorer, astronaut, hockey player, nurse, artist, music teacher and butterfly collector.

The Blanketeers meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at a church near Crossroads in Cary. New members are always welcome. For photos of blankets, patterns, and more than a few laughs, you can also find the Cary Blanketeers on Facebook. For information about meetings, contact

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