Olivia, our founder, started having seizures when she was little. During one of her many hospital stays she received a blanket and know the comfort that brought her. Hospital stays and/or procedures aren’t fun, having a comfort item helps a bit.
Olivia has been making handmade blankets for years. In 2019 she saw the need for a nonprofit that provides not only handmade blankets but also store bought, Warm Blanket Hugs was started. We officially became a 501(c)(3) in November 2019 and have provided over 2,000 blankets since then.
We provide blankets to those in need in our local area and encourage those outside our are to donate within their community.
In 2022 we have implemented our Random Acts of Kindness that our board is doing in addition to providing blankets. We are going to be announcing our new scholarship program soon and we have been able to expand our programming to include other community service items. It’s an exciting time and we’ve been very busy behind the scenes.
If you are interested in helping, here are some ways you can join us…
You can donate funds, fleece, your voice or blankets 😀.
- Donate Funds: https://donorbox.org/warm-blanket-hugs
- Donate Fleece or Blankets directly to us: email Wendy@WarmBlanketHugs.com to coordinate
- Donate a blanket to someone you know or another person in need. If you donate a blanket to someone in need of comfort please take pictures are you are able and share with us. You can email them to us or tag us in your social media posts.
- Spread the word about Warm Blanket Hugs 🙂