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, February 29, 2016

MABD 2016- What an EXTRAORDINARY DAY!

Our 2016 Make a Blanket Day was INCREDIBLE! We had a fabulous attendance from the most dedicated and fun blanketeers! We had over 530 blankets ready to donate to children in need by the end of our event. Thank you to EVERYONE who helped and come to our 2016 MABD!  Thank you to Temple Beth Or Synagogue for donating the space- we love it! For those who crocheted, knitted, make fleece blankets, sewed on labels and poems, orchestrated the raffle, counted and sorted blankets, etc,- Our incredible teamwork helped make this year even better than the last! Timothy and Denise from Wake Med came to see us in action. They shared with us what an impact we make. So whether you sew on one label or 200, make one blanket or 150, every stitch counts and makes a difference in a child's life. Susie Holmes, who started our chapter 20 years ago, shared some heartfelt letters. Again, Thank you.
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We had a great turnout!!!

Sewing Organic Knit blankets donated from Spoonflower

Dedicated Blanketeers!!!

HAPPINESS IS A THUMB AND A BLANKET.. "NUF " SAID. 

Now we can make that number 33,630!!!

Katherine is a fabulous quilter!!

EVERY blanket gets a label!

Vickie and Sue make SO MANY blankets and bring extra hugs and smiles to SO MANY children

Janet and Holly are a dynamic duo who make beautiful blankets! Thank you to Holly and Janet for all you do!

We have been volunteering together a long time! 10 year of MABD's!

Our dedicated blanketeers who sew on labels and poems to every blanket that is donated!

Diane is our master sorter of blankets! Thank you Diane!

Timothy and Denise from Wake Med spent some time with us and talked with our Blanketeers. We ARE making a difference!

Project Linus of Wake County is 20 Years Old!! Thank you Susie for starting our chapter! 

Linda B and her granddaughter made the most beautiful fleece blankets!

An incredible group of ladies- a few from Roanoke Rapids that travel every year to spend the day with us!

Our blanketeers from Poplar Springs Christian Church were so much help! 

Nancy M made this quilt- it will bring comfort and smiles to a child who loves super heroes!

Susie Holmes made this wall hanging for our raffle. True talent!

Janet sews on labels, but she also makes tons of blankets for Project Linus!

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