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.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A fun day at Marbles on MLK Day for Community Heroes Day!

Marbles Kids Museum asked our chapter for the 2nd year to participate in their community Heroes Day! We had so many museum guests come visit us to make blankets, color in a quilt square and learn about Project Linus! Thanks to Sandy B for helping and all the wonderful young adults from Playworks (play works.org). Spoonflower graciously donated 4 yards of the quilt block designs (144 of them)  and they are ready to made into quilts!  We completed 25 quilts!

Our 2nd Year participating in Marbles Kids Museum Community Heroes Day! 
Busy making masterpieces to make a beautiful quilt!


Our young Community Heroes loved the Spoonflower exhibit!!

Playworks volunteer blanketed helping a Community Hero! 
Our blanket volunteers from Playworks were a great help!


25 blankets completed!



These are going to make a beautiful Quilt!

Thank you Sandy (PL volunteer) for helping today!!!
Justin, a Marbles Board Member, was so dedicated and helped us
make and teach others how make blankets! 

what a great day!


Saturday, January 16, 2016

Louisburg College can make blankets!

Thank you to the AMAZING team work from the Louisburg College Women's Softball and Men's Baseball team for completing over 60 blankets this morning! Thank you to Sarah Slover and Linda Bonin for dedicating their Saturday morning to this event! We were honored to be there and meet such wonderful blanketeers! GO HURRICANES!!!!


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Project Linus of Wake County is excited to be a part of Community Heroes Day at Marbles Kids Museum! We'll be there from 12 noon to 4pm making fleece -tie blankets and coloring fabric blocks that will be made into a quilt thanks to a generous donation from Spoonflower! 
Come visit us!
We're excited to be a part of Community Heroes Day at Marbles Kids Museum on Monday, January 18th! http://www.marbleskidsmuseum.org/communityheroes


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Here's the information about our next Make A Blanket Day! 
Project Linus of Wake County is now on Facebook! Like Us!
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Project Linus - Wake County, NC! 



Monday, January 4, 2016

Facts and Figures about Project Linus

PROJECT LINUS…………DID YOU KNOW?  (2016)
Here are some interesting facts and figures about Project Linus:
Karen Loucks started Project Linus on December 24, 1995.  The Wake County Chapter began in 1996.                     
Project Linus nationally has been active for 6,942 days as of January 1, 2016.
Project Linus National has had nonprofit status since May 12, 1997.
The Wake County Chapter of Project Linus donated 2952 blankets in 2015.  Since we started, we have delivered 32,813 blankets!
Project Linus nationally has officially collected over 5.7 million blankets as of January 1, 2014.  If 60% of them are fabric, that translates into over 10.26 million yards of fabric.  If 40% are afghans, that is over 18.24 million skeins of yarn.
If each blanket is an average of 60” long, and we laid them end to end, they would stretch 28.5 million feet or 5,398 miles.  That is as tall as 982 Mt. Everest’s, 22,800 Empire State Buildings or as long as 95,000 football fields!

Assuming each delivered blanket so far had a label, the cost for labels would be $179,000.
As of January 1, 2016, Project Linus has about 280 chapters in the United States and 280 wonderful, compassionate coordinators.

If each of our 280 wonderful compassionate coordinators donates an average of 20 hours per week to their chapter, that would mean about 1,040 hours per year each.  And that’s just coordinators!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

And here's another note, from  the Armed Services YMCA:



I wanted to say thank you for the baby bundle i received 2 weeks ago at Womack. I had no idea this was done for new mom's and it was a wonderful surprise after a stressful delivery.  It actually was the only gift we received from anyone, including friends and family.  smile emoticon My son is very small and the newborn clothing was perfect and actually the outfit he wore home from the hospital! There was a BEAUTIFUL crocheted blanket that i will keep to hand down to him someday. You truly made what was to be a joyous experience that ended up not going as planned, back in to a wonderful experience. I'm not sure how long you've been doing this but i don't recall getting one when my daughter was born 3 years ago which added to the surprise when your staff showed up! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart! Blessings to everyone, especially the hands that crafted the blanket and put their love in making up the bags and their time to deliver them. Merry Christmas