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Another Amazing Year for Blanket Donations in 2017

posted Dec 30, 2017, 11:23 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 12:56 PM ]

A huge thank you to the 13 individuals & 9 groups that contributed to Blanketing DC with Love in 2017. As a result we were able to donate 451 blankets to 8 local DC area charities! Based on contributions from individuals and groups, "Blanketing DC" has donated over 3,600 blankets to local DC-area charities since 2008.
This year's blankets were donated to the following charities:

Pilgrim Lutheran Church Donates 53 Blankets!

posted Dec 30, 2017, 9:36 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 9:40 AM ]

Pilgrim Lutheran Church painting by Bill Huffman.

Pauline Anunciacion organized the funding via Thrivent Financial, marketing events, and the donation of 53 blankets by Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Bethesda, MD.

Their wonderful donation included a diversity of types including baby blankets, fleece throws, and quilts and plushy blankets in a variety of colors, styles, and sizes (e.g., twin, full, queen, and king). Blanketing DC and all the local charities so appreciated Pilgrim Lutheran Church's love and warmth!


School Project from Georgetown University Donates 29 Blankets!

posted Dec 27, 2017, 5:58 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 6:04 PM ]

In the spring of 2017, a student group from Georgetown University rented and sold blankets for use by students to enjoy time on the "front lawn" at the university. 

The student group decided to donate all proceeds to "Blanketing DC." The purchased 29 wonderful fleece blankets via our Amazon Wish List account.

So thankful for the generous support of Blanketing DC with Love!

Received 35 Blankets from Oxon Hill High School's Instrumental Music Program

posted Mar 25, 2017, 12:55 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Mar 29, 2017, 3:27 AM ]

OHHS IMBA Donation
Blanketing DC received a generous donation of blankets from Oxon Hill High School's (OHHS) Instrumental Music Booster Association (IMBA). What was so wonderful about this donation is that it included a lot of bedspreads / quilts and handmade blankets that have been requested by several local DC-area charities. Oxon Hill High School is a local high school located near our nation's capital in Prince George's county. The IMBA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that relies on your support and strives to "create an environment through music and the arts that will foster, challenge, motivate, develop and demand the students to become responsible and mature young adults in all facets of their life." OHHS's instrumental music program's mission reminds me of my mom's ideal that she instilled in me as she was actively involved in Maryland's music association during her life! The IMBA is an awesome group of individuals to know! Visit their website to learn more about supporting their efforts.

GOT7 Donates 54 Blankets in January!

posted Mar 5, 2017, 7:39 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Mar 5, 2017, 7:46 AM ]

Blanketing DC received a large, unexpected donation from GOT7, a South Korean seven-member boy band, while on a fanmeet tour in Washington, DC.

A total of 54 blankets were collected and distributed to local charities in February. Lutheran Social Services (LSS/NCA) received 26 blankets and Community Family Life Services received 28.

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

posted Jan 20, 2017, 2:16 PM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Dec 29, 2017, 3:00 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 serve from babies to adults and families in transition.


University of Mary Washington's Alpha Mu Sigma Donates 113 Blankets

posted Dec 7, 2016, 4:15 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 5:46 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 Collected 32 Blankets

posted Jan 31, 2016, 7:31 AM by Karen Huffman   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 9:39 AM ]

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 on April 10 (55 blankets) and December 9 (170 blankets).
  • 121 blankets donated to Community Family Life Services on April 7 (62 blankets) and December 14 (59 blankets).
  • 22 blankets donated to Baby's Bounty of Montgomery County on February 12.
  • 13 blankets donated to the Humane Society of Charles County 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 on February 3 (65 blankets) and December 4 (208 blankets).
  • 177 blankets donated to Community Family Life Services on January 29 (55 blankets) and December 11 (122 blankets).
  • 20 blankets donated to Baby's Bounty of Montgomery County on December 2.
  • 21 blankets donated to the Humane Society of Charles County through-out the year.

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