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.



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