What Is It?: A national nonprofit that delivers handmade blankets to children in local hospitals, child abuse centers, and other facilities where a child might feel anxious or unsafe. Since 1996 the Houston chapter has distributed more than 21,000 blankets.
Help Needed: Volunteers make blankets and bring them to a drop-off location; the chapter then distributes the blankets to needy children.
Minimum Age to Volunteer: None, but volunteers must be able to make a blanket suitable for presentation to a needy child.
Provide new, handmade, washable blankets to be given as gifts to seriously ill and/or traumatized children, ages 0-18. All blanket styles and sizes are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors. Blankets must be homemade, washable, and free of pins, and must come from smoke-free environments for allergy reasons.