The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 40,000 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, March 19, 2014

Another Huge Success!


Make a Blanket Day was a huge success last weekend. Over 85 people enjoyed the day. The very generous Temple Beth Or provided a beautiful sunlight room where we finished 392 blankets. Spoonflower donated gorgeous fabric for us to make more blankets. Some of those blankets have already been delivered to Wake Med Hospital and the children of soldiers at Fort Bragg.
Many thanks to Deanna Winick for spearheading everything. The raffle was a great success and raised over $180 for our chapter. That money will now be used for batting, fabric and fleece. If you would like to contribute something to next year’s raffle, we would welcome it. Please email Deanna at deanna.winick@gmail.com.     
Thank you to all of you for helping so many seriously ill and traumatized children.
Susie Holmes
Coordinator, Project Linus Wake County

 More photos of  Make A Blanket Day 2014   are in our Photo Gallery



Monday, March 3, 2014

Make A Blanket Day is Saturday!

Dear Blanketeers,
We are so excited about our Annual Make a Blanket Day this year!  Here are a few reminders:
   Date: Saturday, March 8th, 2014 
   Time: 2pm to 6pm
   Location: Temple Beth Or Synagogue, 5315 Creedmoor Road in Raleigh
   Room:  Social Hall - located immediately to the left when you walk into the lobby
What to bring:  Supplies such as knitting needles/crochet hooks, a project you're working on…. sewing machine and notions.
We will have batting and material to sew blankets. Spoonflower is donating fabric so we can create some beautiful digitally printed blankets! ~ Thank you Spoonflower!  www.spoonflower.com
Snacks and water will be available, but feel free to bring a snack to share.  Bring your own water bottle if possible…let's try to minimize waste.
Parking:  Parking is available to the left and right when you enter from Creedmoor Road. 
Dropping off supplies:  You may drive straight to the front of the building to the circle if you have items you would like to drop off, then go and park.  If you need assistance, please come in the building and someone will help!
Raffle:  We will have some fun prizes for a raffle! Tickets will be $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets!  Prizes include: Gift card to Relish Cafe, ZPizza coupons, jewelry, and more! 
Thank you to those who have offered to help set up. We’re always happy to have more help - just arrive between 12:30 and 1pm
Contact me with any questions or concerns at 919-345-3576.  Have a great week and see you Saturday!
Deanna