The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 45,000 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, April 13, 2014


Every 38 minutes Make-A-Wish (R)  grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. 

Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina covers the 49 counties in eastern North Carolina, and has granted more than 2,700 wishes since 1986. Our Project Linus chapter supports Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina by providing blankets for the children who are granted their wish. 

"Make-A-Wish had a banner year last year, granting a record 180 wishes for local Eastern North Carolina children.  Unfortunately, we still ended the year with 200+ kids in the system waiting for wishes, with additional requests coming in daily!  We are extremely grateful for the wonderful support Project Linus has given – and many of our wish kids are wrapped up in warm and loving blankets – for a number of those, it’s the first and only blanket of their own that they’ve received!" according to Joyce Aschenbrenner, Volunteer and Events Manager.
A recent blanket delivery