The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 42,000 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.

Sunday, January 1, 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.  

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