An amazing year in 2016 because of 15 wonderful contributors from 7 states including MD, VA, DC, AZ, NJ, OH, and PA. This was Blanketing DC's 2nd largest donation since 2008. We collected 487 blankets that were donated to 8 local DC-area charities (image right) of which 4 charities were new recipients of our blankets due to the larger influx of blankets and an effort to expand our warmth and love! The charities were thrilled to have the wonderful assortment of blankets we offered due to the broad spectrum of individuals they server from babies to adults and families in transition.
The University of Mary Washington's Alpha Mu Sigma chapter in Fredericksburg, VA, collected an amazing amount of blankets this fall! My niece Robyn Huffman initiated the conversation with her service fraternity who embraced the idea. Miranda Young, Vice President of Philanthropy, organized the drive, and my niece delivered a wonderful variety of blankets on Thanksgiving, totalling 113 blankets. A huge thank you from Blanketing DC to the Alpha Mu Sigma team!
Entrepreneurs Jenna & Gabby from Mountain View High School in Stafford, VA, collected blankets as part of a service project. After going through the two large boxes and bag, there was a total of 32 blankets including afghans, tied fleece and plush throws, and quilts. This is a great start for the new year!
Blanketing DC is a grassroots effort, running now for eight years thanks to contributions from family, friends, colleagues, and many others!.
In 2015 we received wonderful donations from individual contributors, local businesses collecting as part of their volunteer program, and a young adult as part of his Eagle Scout project. Blanketing DC selected charities that support a variety of initiatives including the resettlement of refugees, housing for homeless families, collection of essential clothing and gear for babies born into disadvantaged families, and other community support for individuals (and animals) requiring assistance.
Through the support of 28 individuals and groups, we were able to donate 491 blankets this year to four local DC-area charities. The charities selected support a variety of initiatives including the resettlement of refugees, housing for homeless families, collection of essential clothing and gear for babies born into disadvantaged families, and other community support for individuals (and animals) requiring assistance.
Last week received some welcomed donations from individuals who found my website, family, and friends! The most beautiful ones were crocheted baby/toddler blankets in a plethora of colors. I couldn't help but lay them in a circle to capture all the wonderful patterns. Tell your family and friends about Blanketing DC with Love... we collect year round! See About Us and our FAQs pages for more information.
Due to the extra cold temperatures and weather this year in Washington, DC, and donations from schools, we were able to deliver 120 blankets to local charities.
Thank you for the generosity of those that have donated! For anyone interested in donating, please let us know. Check out our FAQs page to learn more about Blanketing DC.
http://www.horacemanndc.org coordinated the collection and donation of 54 blankets to Blanketing DC with Love! The donations from the Horace Mann School is one of the largest donations we have received since our inception in 2008.
What a serendipitous surprise AND H-U-G-E thank you for all your efforts and compassion that kicked-off our 7th year for collecting blankets to donate to local DC-area charities!
Through the support of 14 individuals, we were able to donate 308 blankets this year to two local DC-area charities.
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area LSSNCA.org provides the following services:
Community Family Life Services CFLSDC.org provides the following services:
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