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, November 27, 2017

Good morning! 
Here's a video to remind you why we do what we do. 
Have a wonderful day!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-ywG-rtBUA

Monday, November 20, 2017

How to easily help Project Linus
Did you know that your Amazon purchases using the link    https://smile.amazon.com/ can benefit Project Linus (a.k.a. Linus Project)? It's still the same Amazon - same items, same prices with the added benefit of .5% of your purchase which will be donated to Project Linus. 
Here's the direct link:
Please click on our video below for a first hand look at what we do and why we do it! 

The donation generated from your Amazon Smile shopping will help us continue our mission of comforting seriously ill and traumatized children through the gift of a handmade blanket. 
You can also make a donation to your local Project Linus chapter directly by going to www.projectlinus.org and click on "Donate".  Please list our Wake County chapter in the comments section as the recipient of your donation. Thank you!  

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Victory Junction Camp Thanks You

Victory Junction Camp, that serves seriously ill children, would like to thank all of you for providing blankets to their campers for years now. Enjoy the video!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Cary Blanketeers invite all Project Linus supporters to visit their booth at the Cary Senior Center Craft Show, Saturday, Nov. 18, 9am-3pm at Bond Park. 
Blankets, shawls, scarves, hats, and quilted wall hangings will be for sale. 
For a peek at additional items, check out the Blanketeers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cary-Blanketeers-136509469756444/

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thanks to My Sewing Shoppe!

Many, many thanks to My Sewing Shoppe for the generous donation of fabric that they gave Project Linus today. We'll be making it into cuddly, beautiful quilts in no time. 
We SO appreciate the support of our community. If you're anywhere near Glenwood Avenue, give 
My Sewing Shoppe a try!
Here's the link:

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cheery afghan

Good morning! Here's a cheerful afghan made by Laura to inspire you this morning. It's cheerful, bright colors will be great for young or older kids, and the tight weave guarantees IVs won't get caught in the pattern.  Hope you enjoy its happy colors!

Friday, August 4, 2017

A big thank you to a blanketeer, and a reminder 
that you all make a difference!

Last week, my four year old son woke up in the middle of the night with a swollen, infected finger that was not there at bedtime. We rushed him to the Wake Med North ER and before they cut into his finger to drain the infection, they gave him one of your wonderful blankets to cuddle with. Thank you all so much for thinking of those kids who are scared and may not have their favorite stuffed animal or blanket with them at such a frightening time. He was so happy to wrap himself up in a special blanket and if definitely helped calm his nerves. Your hard work and kindness is truly appreciated! Thank you all so much!Thank you to all your volunteers, what a great way to do something special for those in a time of need!
-Heather

Monday, July 17, 2017

Many thanks to the Carolina Princess Program who made over 500 blankets and the staff at NC State who helped label them. And here's a happy recipient of a Project Linus blanket to brighten your day.



Friday, July 14, 2017

New drop site!
We are excited to announce a new drop site that will be helpful to blanketmakers on the southern side of Wake County: Gaston's Garage. Tina and the crew are ready to welcome your blankets and are happy to be a part of our team. Send your blankets her way!
Susie
1101 Old Raleigh Rd
Apex, NC 27502
Phone: 919-387-7270

Hours: M-F: 7 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 7 AM-2:30 PM

Sunday closed

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Many, many thanks to the children, parents and staff of St. Raphael's Early Education Program. They have made blankets for Project Linus for years and years. The fabric is blessed and the children are helped by parents and teachers to make adorable quilts for children in the hospital. Thank you!




Monday, May 1, 2017

A big thank you to all of you - you provided blankets to children in the foster care and adoption program in Wake County:


Good morning: 

I wanted to take a moment this morning to thank Project Linus for your willingness to participate in out 2017 Foster Adoptive Forum!   Our foster and adoptive families were so appreciative of the 300 blankets you provided for our children.   

I know we can't thank each one of your volunteers personally but please let them know that their support of our foster and adoptive families is much appreciated. I know countless hours went into making each one of those blankets and your volunteers can rest assured knowing the blankets landed with children who need as much security as we can collectively offer them.  I am quite confident there were lots of little one's wrapped up in cozy blankets this weekend across Wake County.   

We know that we can't do this work alone so please let your volunteers know how much their partnership with Wake County Child Welfare is appreciated. 

We look forward to having you back at future events. 

Sincerely, 
Wake County Human Services 
Foster Family Resource Team 


Jim Barbee,  MSSW, LCSW
WCHS Foster Family Resource Unit
 
 Human Services Supervisor II 
 Foster Home Consultation, Licensing & Quality Assurance Team 

Monday, April 24, 2017

One hundred and eighty of your blankets were just delivered to Victory Junction Camp. This camp is a special place for children with serious medical conditions. Their website is:  https://victoryjunction.org/
The Victory Junction Camp sends you their thanks:

Thank you again for all the wonderful blankets.  Here are a couple of photos of some campers with their blankets.  We appreciate every single blanket we get and each one goes home with a camper. 


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Many thanks to the Beta Club of Riverwood Middle School for these wonderful fleece blankets!


Tuesday, February 28, 2017


WOW!
What a great day we had at the 2017 Make a Blanket Day. Over 100 of us gathered to make over 350 blankets. We raffled prizes to raise over $350 to buy more fleece and yarn to make blankets for the children. 
Many, many thanks to all of you 
and special thanks to 
Deanna Winick for organizing all of us!
Hope to see you all next year!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Please join us for our annual
Make a Blanket Day
Saturday, Feb. 18
2-6 PM
Temple Beth Or-5315 Creedmoor Rd
Bring your projects, or start one there. We can't wait to see you!

Fun video for fleece blankets

Here's a short video that shows one easy way to make fleece blankets:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Lovely thank you note

Dear Project Linus,
I have been carrying around the little blue tag from one of your Project Linus blankets for over a year because I didn’t want to forget to send a quick thank you at some point!  In any event, sorry for the delay, but I just wanted to let you know how much your kindness meant to my son and to me. 

He was 10 years old at the time, and we were in town for my stepmom’s funeral unfortunately.  He was playing with cousins that night and ended up falling out of a tree, and so we ended up at WakeMed with him having a broken wrist. It was quite painful for him, and he also was nervous because we learned that he was going to have to be transported by ambulance to a different hospital so that a pediatric specialist could set his wrist. Since my husband was with my other son, he was going to have to ride in the ambulance by himself while I followed in my car. As you can imagine, he was anxious but trying to be tough. One of the nurses in the emergency room brought him one of your fleece blankets, and it was so comforting and meant so much to him.  He still uses that blanket to this day. 

I just wanted you to know that your thoughtfulness toward those whom you have never met is very much appreciated.  Your efforts are a blessing to those who are in need. Thank you!

Best,
Kathryn

Monday, January 23, 2017

Marbles Community Heroes Day!

What a wonderful experience we had at Marbles Community Heroes Day! We were able to finish over 20 blankets and met the most incredible blanketeers. Our volunteers were amazing too! Thank you to Marbles Kids Museum for inviting us back, Spoonflower for printing the fabric squares, to the Broughton High School students, PL blanketeers and family members who came to help out! We can't wait for next year!





















Sunday, January 1, 2017

   PROJECT LINUS…………DID YOU KNOW?  (2017)
 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, 2017.
·         Project Linus National has had nonprofit status since May 12, 1997.
·         The Wake County, NC Chapter of Project Linus donated 3592 blankets in 2016.  Since we started, we have delivered 36,475 blankets!
·         Project Linus nationally has officially collected over 6,063,751 blankets as of January 1, 2017.  If 60% of them are fabric, that translates into over 10,914,751 yards of fabric.  If 40% are afghans, that is over 19,404,003 skeins of yarn.
·         If each blanket is an average of 60” long, and we laid them end to end, they would stretch 30,318,755 feet or 5,742 miles.  That is as tall as 1,044 Mt. Everests, or 17,071 One World Trade Centers or 24,255 Empire State Buildings or as long as 101,062 football fields!
·         Assuming each delivered blanket so far had a label, the cost for labels would be $909,563.
•     As of January 1, 2016, Project Linus has about 295 chapters in the United States.