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.



Monday, December 7, 2015

In need of a boost? Here's someone to bring you the holiday spirit. 
Meet Polly, a ten year old young lady. She and her family annually make and sell items at the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot Run to support worthy causes. This year, Project Linus was lucky enough to be chosen as her recipient. They made all sorts of delicious treats, sold them at the race, and then gave Project Linus almost $200.00! Her hard work and generous spirit will lead to yards and yards of fleece and yarn being purchased to make more blankets like these. She truly is the spirit of the season, spreading hope and happiness. 


Monday, November 9, 2015

A follow up email received, with pictures:
Hello,
I wanted to say THANK YOU for the blankets. We are putting them in the Baby Bundles and our new parents love them.
I have attached a few photos of the blankets and the outfits we matched with them.
Thank you again for all you do.

Sincerely,

Andrea Tebbe
Program Director
ARMED SERVICES YMCA of Fort Bragg













Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I received this email from the coordinator of youth programs from the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Thank you all for making such generosity possible.

Hi Susie - thank you so much for your efforts to provide our kiddos with blankets for our National Military Suicide Seminar and Good Grief Camp.  Every child received a blanket or quilt, thereby providing each one of them a physical reminder that they have not been forgotten.  We had almost 150 kids attend, each one of them having lost a loved one who had served in the military to suicide.  Your hard work and efforts were very appreciated!

Please extend our gratitude to your blanketeers as well!  Here are a few pictures from one of our younger groups during relaxation, also known as nap time.

With sincere gratitude and appreciation.

Diana


Diana Roloff Wright, MAOL
Coordinator, Youth Programs
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors






Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dear Project Linus of Wake County,
Thank you for your donation of blankets to the Sandhills/Moore County, NC chapter. The blankets will be donated to TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), specifically for military children who have lost a parent. During the year, TAPS holds Good Grief Camps for surviving children across the country. These blankets will be used to support the Good Grief Camp in Colorado Springs, CO and Columbia, SC. There are usually 135 to 165 children attending each camp. Sometimes the Project Linus chapter coordinators in the Good Grief Camp area can provide the number of blankets needed. Without the help of Project Linus Wake County, the children would not receive the special comfort and support found only in a Project Linus blanket. 

Many blessings and many thanks,
Pat Weber, PL Chapter Coordinator
Sandhills/Moore County, NC



Saturday, August 29, 2015

One more pic of our young volunteer with Linus himself!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Our newest and youngest delivery person, Matthew, delivers blankets and a special treat of accompanying octopi to the emergency room at Wake Med North on Falls of the Neuse Road. Thank you, Matthew, for your help!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A little summer inspiration for you knitters - the beach theme is beyond cute. Congratulations, Sally, on a job well done!



Saturday, June 6, 2015

Dear Blanketeers, 
We are collecting blankets for Victory Junction camp, along with our regular local agencies, all summer long for their camps.


Friday, June 5, 2015


The Cary Blanketeers celebrated their 5th birthday on Wednesday, June 3rd with a luncheon at Hope Community Church. The theme was “A Day at the Beach” and members were challenged to make a special beach blanket for donation to Project Linus. In five years, this amazing group of ladies has donated more than 2100 blankets and new members are always welcome.







To see more photos of the blankets, go to the group’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cary-Blanketeers/136509469756444

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thank you to Milton's Pizza for Supporting Project Linus!

Thank you to everyone who came out to Milton's Pizza on March 31st for our first Eat Out Night Fundraiser! We earned $173.00 from the nightly sales+ $28.00 in donations!!! Milton's has wonderful Pizza. Please continue to support this great family-owned restaurant. 
Thank you to Holly Pully who completed one of the Spoonflower/ Marbles Kids Museum MLK Day quilt! This quilt is going to make a child smile from ear to ear!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Need for larger blankets
We will be delivering 110 larger blankets for children ages 8-15 to Camp Corral in Columbia, NC. They will be attending a camp for  children  of injured or fallen military service members. We need larger blankets for this group (equal numbers of boys and girls).
Camp Corral is a wonderful chance for kids to share amazing adventures through boating, swimming, hiking, archery and enjoying fresh air and nature.
If you would like to hand out blankets on July 26, please email Dolly Mercer at dmercer@goldencorral.net; she will need
to know ahead of time. 
This can also be used for service hours
for students.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

14 blankets were delivered to Children's Flight of Hope yesterday, bringing comfort as these children are flown to receive medical help. Thanks, Melissa and Kim!

more information: www,cfoh.org

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Please join us for a fabulous night for 
Fundraising and food! 

Milton’s Pizza Eat Out Night Fundraiser
Benefiting ….
Project Linus of Wake County
Tuesday
March 31st 
5pm to 9pm

Milton’s Pizza
 8853 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
(near the corner of Six Forks & Strickland Road)

Milton’s has the most delicious pizzas, salads, pasta and more! 
(including a Gluten Free menu!)
Please share this email and Bring your friends and family.
A percentage of all sales will be donated to our
Project Linus Chapter of Wake County!

Carry-Out orders are welcomed! Call Ahead! 
Thank you for helping us make more blankets for children in need!
Contact info: 
Deanna Winick

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blankets needed for for 8-15 year olds
We are currently collecting 110 blankets for Camp Corral for July 26 in Columbia, NC. This is a special camp for children of injured or fallen military personnel. They will spend the week being outdoors and getting a special hug from a Project Linus blanket.

For more information, go to:
http://www.campcorral.org/

Blankets go to Barium Springs Home for Children
Three hundred of your blankets just went to Barium Springs Home for Children. They do wonderful work through their group homes, therapeutic foster care and adoption programs. Thank you all for bringing hope, comfort and love to 300 children!

To learn more about the good work that Barium Springs does, go to:
https://www.bariumsprings.org/






Friday, February 27, 2015

What an AMAZING 2015 MABD!!!!


None of this would be possible without ALL OF YOU! Download the award for you! 
Quilt from Nancy Minor

Quilt #2 from Nancy Minor

Quilt #3 from Nancy






Our blankets are piling up! Ready to bring smiles to children!

Our dedicated label and poem blanketeers!

This award belongs to EVERYONE!


Adorable preemie blankets!

Allison's creations with Susie's batik scraps!

Awesome blanketsels from Cary Academy!

Our Teen helpers worked so hard on Fleece-tie blankets!


We can never have enough fleece tie blankets!

Our creative sewing blanketeers!

Holly is finishing our Marbles Kids Museum/ Spoonflower blanket!

Janet is working hard to finishing a quilt


He is a dedicated husband blanketed!

Laying it all out!

The Robeson girls and friend becoming first time blanketeers!!!

Our ladies from Roanoke had a great time! Thanks for coming!

Our 9 year old future expert blanketed

Diane is our amazing counting blanketed! Can't do it without you!

gorgeous!

The Cary Academy Blanketeers!

Justin wowed us with his piano playing! next time he'll play all day!