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.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Wake Forest Seniors

The Northern Wake Senior Center offers area residents recreational activities promoting fitness, wellness, and lifelong learning--and it's a fun and friendly place.

One of the Center's  major activities is the crafts group.  These seniors are very enthusiastic about their efforts, and they produce excellent quality products.  They consistently contribute about 20-30 beautiful blankets per month to Project Linus!  Bless their hearts.

One of the members is unfortunately blind, but she is still able to make exceptional quality blankets.  They also have at least one gentleman, and everyone gets so excited whenever we are able to share excess yarn and materials for them to work with.

The group is led by Dorothy, and participants include: Clyde, Jean, Diana, Eve, Florence, Gloria, Lee, Ruth, Margeth, Carol, Liz, Elizabeth, Edwina, Herenia, Herna, Pam, Thelma, Inga, Miriam, Elaine, Margarita, Ethel, Wilson, Bertha, Stella, Barbara, Jean, and Susie.

The Senior Center is located at 235 East Holding Avenue in Wake Forest, and any Wake County resident 55 years or older is eligible to participate in the activities.  For more information, call Dorothy at the Center at 919-554-4111, or visit