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, December 14, 2016

Historic Yates Mill Park Blanketeers


A hearty thanks to these "blanketeers" who came to the park to help make no-sew fleece blankets for those in need, as part of our Spirit of Giving program. A total of 16 blankets were cut and assembled, and all will be donated to #ProjectLinus (http://projectlinus.org/   http://projectlinusraleigh.blogspot.com/  at one of the nearby drop off centers. We encourage you to get involved in this same activity at home!
Project Linus has a two-part mission:
First, to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer #blanketeers.
And second, to provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals and groups in local communities, for the benefit of children.
Want to participate in programs like this in the beautiful setting of Yates Mill? Check out more information here:
http://www.wakegov.com/parks/yatesmill




Friday, December 2, 2016

News and Observer article

Want a dose of holiday warmth? Read this special article in the N & O:





Thank you, N & O and Betsy Greer for highlighting our wonderful chapter. 
It's a team effort, and we couldn't do it without every one of you blanketmakers!