The Difference One Blanket Makes

I’m just going to keep this with me all winter

Last night was chilly. I sat downstairs and watched TV under a blanket I made. Even though I was dressed warmly, the blanket made a huge difference between my being cold and my being comfortable.

Then it was time to go to bed, and I thought “OH MY GOODNESS IT IS FREEZING IN HERE” And I grabbed an extra blanket from the closet and within minutes, I felt better. What a difference one blanket makes…

Snug as a bug under my cozy blanket

This year, so many people lost their jobs. It’s hard to work when your job isn’t available because of social distancing. With so many expenses, there are lots of different places to donate that help people who are experiencing a need for food, clothing, warmth, and shelters.

Today I’d like to highlight some of the places that you can donate blankets to, because what a difference one blanket makes in staying warm during this cold season. If you’re like me, you may feel like you want to do something to help, but feel overwhelmed by possibilities. For me, a blanket is comforting on so many levels, I want everyone to feel that warmth and comfort of a well-made blanket. You can check out some of the big sites like United Way, Red Cross, Salvation Army, for donation procedures, but if you’re like me, you may want to find smaller places that are accepting actual blankets, not just money.

Some places that are currently accepting blankets

If you want to make your own blanket for donating, consider

Project Linus

Please share links in the comments to your favorite place to donate blankets or if you know of more Blanket Drives and Programs open for donations. I’ll continue to update and add to this list throughout the rest of the year. Places to check out are local shelters, churches, and county offices!

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