The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 45,000 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.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Community Heroes

Project Linus thanks Marbles Kids' Museum for their ongoing support. 
They hosted Community Heroes Day in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and invited us to participate. We loved being a part of such a special day. 
Many thanks to all who helped us make blankets, and special thanks to 
Deanna Winick for organizing us!

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Community Services Committee from NC State libraries had lots of fun helping out Project Linus. Thank you so much!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Need blanketeer volunteers for Community Heroes Day 1/15/2018
Dear Blanketeer Volunteers, 

For the 4th year,  Marbles Kids Museum has invited Project Linus of Wake County to participate this year's Community Heroes Day on Monday, January 15th, 2018. (MLK Day) Our event will take place from 10am until about 2pm or until we run out of materials. Volunteers will be responsible for bringing awareness to our chapter and the organization and teach the museum guests how to make the one-ply fleece blankets. Shifts are flexible- at least 4 volunteers needed at all times. Please email Deanna Winick@ if you can help. Parking is free. Parking is available directly across from the museum on Blount Street and Hargett street. Thank you!  Middle or High School students who know how to cut fabric and feel comfortable talking with kids and adults are welcome. Community Service forms are happily signed! 

All materials will be provided!!!! 
Thank you!!!!! 
Deanna Winick

p.s Marbles Kids Museum hosted our Make a Blanket Day for 4 years!!!! They love helping kids as much as we do!

Monday, January 1, 2018


Here are some interesting facts and figures about Project Linus: 
· Karen Loucks started Project Linus on December 24, 1995.  Susie Holmes began the Wake County Chapter in June 1996.

· Project Linus nationally has been alive for 7,672 days as of January 1, 2018.

· Project Linus National has had nonprofit status since May 12, 1997.

· The Wake County, NC Chapter of Project Linus donated  3,993 blankets in 2017.  Since we started, we have delivered   40,468 blankets!

· Project Linus nationally has officially collected over 6,673,024 blankets as of January 1, 2018.  If 60% of them are fabric, that translates into over 12,011,443  yards of fabric.  If 40% are afghans, that is over 21,353,676 skeins of yarn.

· If each blanket is an average of 60” long, and we laid them end to end, they would stretch 33,365,120 feet or 6,319 miles.  That is as tall as 1,151 Mt. Everests, or
18,636 One World Trade Centers or 23,010 Empire State Buildings or as long as 92,680 football fields!

· Assuming each delivered blanket so far had a label, the cost for labels would be

•     As of January 1, 2018, Project Linus has about 295 chapters in the United
      States.  We have 295 wonderful, compassionate coordinators.

· If each of our 295 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!

· Think you’re not making a financial contribution to Project Linus?  How much money is your time worth?  Even at minimum wage ($8/hr), 20 hours per week is a salary of $8,320 in donated time per year, per coordinator.  If you are talking about 295 wonderful, compassionate coordinators, it is a value of $2,454,400 per year.