The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 37,000 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, Interact (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, The Women's Center, Open Door Clinic, Children's Flight of Hope, and The Raleigh Rescue Mission.



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Project Linus Coordinators, volunteers and blanketeers are eligible for  10% discount at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores when making Project Linus blankets! Following are the enrollment details. Remember, you and your volunteers must also have a Project Linus ID Card, which you as a coordinator can get from the Project Linus online Chapter Coordinator Store (not the public store). Order as many as you need for you and your volunteers. You should only need to use the ID card the first time when you get your Jo-Ann's card validated.

1.  Visit the  Jo-Ann Non-Profit Discount Program at http://www.joann.com/non-profit-program.html
2.  Click the green "Enroll Now" button
3.  Enter "Project Linus" in the Organization Name box
4.  Enter your information (Name, Address, Email...)
5.  Click the green "Enroll Now" button
     - Your Non-Profit Discount Card will arrive in the mail within three to four weeks.
6.  Take your Non-Profit Discount Card, Photo ID and Project Linus Volunteer Card to your nearest Jo-Ann Store for validation
7.  Save 10% on every* purchase!
*exclusions apply.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Thank you from Make A Wish:

The blankets are AWESOME!!!!  Thank you so very much.  We’ve already notified all of our volunteers and I expect this batch will fly off the shelves.  Many thanks to your magical blanketeers!
-Angeline

Angeline McInerny
Director of Mission Delivery
Make-A-Wish® Eastern North Carolin

Friday, August 15, 2014

National Students of AMF Create Blankets


In early August, National Students of AMF worked to make warm, cuddly blankets for Project Linus. AMF helps young people cope with a loved one's illness or death. It was started in Raleigh to honor Anne Marie Fajgenbaum by her son David. 
They support and empower grieving college students by helping them to set up "chapters" of Students of AMF on their campuses: These consist of a peer-led grief support group as well as a service event component. They have been around for 8 years and have 46 campus chapters of AMF across the nation.
In August AMF hosts the National Conference on College Student Grief. They gave them a hands on training on how to best run these chapters. 
Read their story at: http://www.studentsofamf.org/our-story/
Here are photos of the fun day: