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.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Volunteers Needed for an Apex Event

Hello Blanketeers,

We have a fabulous fundraising opportunity from Lynn's Hallmark in Apex at the Beaver Creek Shopping Center--easy to access from NC 540 (Triangle Expressway) and US 64.

Lynn's Hallmark is family owned by three generations. Their manager had a child in NICU that received a Project Linus blanket. We are so grateful that they want to help Project Linus.

Their Keepsake Ornament kick-off weekend is October 5th and 6th. The theme this year is everything Charlie Brown, including Linus. They are introducing more than 100 new ornaments.

They will provide us with a table where we can collect blankets, supplies and monetary donations. With every donation, customers will get a coupon for 20% off their entire transaction in the store.
We need volunteers (2 or more) each day to represent our chapter on Saturday October 5th from 8:30 AM to 4 PM or 5 PM and Sunday October 6th from 11:30 AM to 4 PM
Please contact me at if you can volunteer for 2-3 hours at a time for either day. More details to follow!

Thank you for all you do! 
Deanna Winick


  1. I have a bunch of blankets to drop off, I'll save them for this event. Thanks for posting the information!

  2. Hey... just so nobody else gets a surprise... the 20% off coupon DOES NOT include Keepsake Ornaments! But we were still happy to drop of our Blankets and did find some things we 'needed' that were eligible for the discount.