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.



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:




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