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Amazing Year - 487 Blankets Donated to 8 Local DC-area Charities

posted Jan 20, 2017, 2:16 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Jan 20, 2017, 3:15 PM ]

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.


 

Alpha Mu Sigma Donates 113 Blankets

posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:15 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Dec 7, 2016, 3:23 PM ]

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!


High School Service Project Donated 32 Blankets

posted Jan 31, 2016, 7:31 AM by Karen Huffman

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!

381 Blankets Donated in 2015!

posted Jan 28, 2016, 3:03 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Jan 31, 2016, 8:12 AM ]

Life is about change. As many of you know, there are so many people that find themselves in situations they never imagined. Blanketing DC was established to offer warmth to people in the DC-area that have found themselves in a period of transition. 
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. 
  • 225 blankets donated to Lutheran Social Services LSSNCA.org on April 10 (55 blankets) and December 9 (170 blankets).
  • 121 blankets donated to Community Family Life Services CFLSDC.org on April 7 (62 blankets) and December 14 (59 blankets).
  • 22 blankets donated to Baby's Bounty of Montgomery County babysbounty.org on February 12.
  • 13 blankets donated to the Humane Society of Charles County humanesocietycc.org in April.




491 Blankets Donated in 2014!

posted Jan 2, 2015, 9:55 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 4:33 PM ]

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.
  • 273 blankets donated to Lutheran Social Services LSSNCA.org on February 3 (65 blankets) and December 4 (208 blankets).
  • 177 blankets donated to Community Family Life Services CFLSDC.org on January 29 (55 blankets) and December 11 (122 blankets).
  • 20 blankets donated to Baby's Bounty of Montgomery County babysbounty.org on December 2.
  • 21 blankets donated to the Humane Society of Charles County humanesocietycc.org through-out the year.
 

43 More Blankets Received Last Week!

posted Oct 5, 2014, 12:50 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Oct 13, 2014, 4:33 PM ]


 

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.

264 Blankets Collected for 2014!

posted Aug 26, 2014, 3:56 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Aug 26, 2014, 4:06 PM ]

We've collected over 2,026 blankets since 2008 to donate to locate charities. Hoping to collect at least 100 to 200 more blankets for 2014 -- so, keep them coming! Amazon.com has a nice selection of blankets from fleece throws to comforters. Learn more about Blanketing DC with Love...

Warmth Delivered to Local Charities

posted Feb 23, 2014, 10:00 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Feb 23, 2014, 10:00 AM ]

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. 
  • 65 blankets were donated to Lutheran Social Services LSSNCA.org. They have one of the largest refugee resettlement programs and also provide services for teens and young adults with HIV/AIDS.
  • 55 blankets were donated to Community Family Life Services CFLSDC.org. This service provides transitional housing for families. Happy to receive homemade blankets. Prefers variety of types, so clients can select what best suits them.
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.

A Serendipitous Kick-off for 2014!

posted Jan 12, 2014, 5:03 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Jan 12, 2014, 5:25 PM ]

http://www.horacemanndc.org
A mom from the Horace Mann Elementary School 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!

308 Blankets Donated in 2013

posted Dec 29, 2013, 11:12 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Nov 3, 2016, 4:38 PM ]

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:
  • Refugee/immigrant resettlement and self-sufficiency services for families, 
  • Youth Haven activities for family members affected by HIV/AIDS.
  • Adoption/foster care services.
Community Family Life Services CFLSDC.org provides the following services:
  • Transitional housing for families. 


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