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, November 10, 2013

Thank You to Lynn's Hallmark

Let's give a warm blanket hug and Thank You to Lynn's Hallmark at Beaver Creek Commons Shopping Center in Apex!  On October 5th and 6th they gave us a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and collect donations for our chapter.  The staff was fabulous--many of them donated materials or made blankets for us.  They supplied us with a table to display our items.  Nicole (employee) and her husband helped make the enlarged Linus poster that we can keep for future events.  If you need any items from Hallmark, please remember Lynn's Hallmark.  It is family owned, and they have fabulous items for the holidays and every day.

Thanks also go to our wonderful volunteers who helped make this a fun and successful day, and to Deanna Winick for organizing and coordinating the event with the owners and staff at Lynn's Hallmark.

Sally and Patty get ready for the first day of the Hallmark Fundraiser
Diane, Janet, Susan and Jennifer put on a fabulous crochet demonstration to encourage donations
Susan and Adele hold up her latest creation
Jennifer, a blanketeer, shows us her beautiful quilted blanket

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