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Goal for 2022
Blankets for 30,000 Children in Foster Care

Together we can do it, one blanket at a time! Click here to see our current number

My Very Own Blanket is brings blankets of love, comfort and hope to children in foster care. Here is how you can help us do just that!

  • Order blanket kits online. Pick up inside our workshop Monday - Friday, 9 am to Noon, or use our 24-hour curbside bin just outside the workshop.

  • Drop off your finished blankets in the 24-hour curbside bin outside our workshop..

PHOTO ABOVE: Edgewater Angels in N. Myrtle Beach SC deliver 24 blankets to Horry County Social Services. Four Angels (right and center) are pictured with four staff members (left). Crocheted blankets are planned next! Many thanks, ladies!
Foster care alumni receive help -- and a blanket -- at Emerge
Foster care alumni participating in the unique Emerge Emancipation Program in Xenia, Ohio receive help developing skills necessary to transition successfully into independent adults. Students live in temporary housing while receiving vocational training, life skills enrichment and wrap-around services.
Thanks to our Blanket Angels, each student receives handmade twin bed blankets to use in their room at Emerge and to keep when they graduate.
Blanket Angels who live in the Xenia area can drop off blankets (only single bed size, please) at Emerge, 2960 W. Enon Rd., Xenia. Doris Edelmann, 937-572-7632. Read more
Sobering statistics about life after foster care
About 25,000 youth age out of foster care in the U.S. annually. Within four years of aging out:

  • 50% will experience homelessness.
  • 25% will not have completed high school.
  • Less than 12% will ever earn their college degree.
  • 70% will be on government assistance.       
  • 50% will be unemployed.
  • Those who are employed make an average annual income of $7,500.

Although there are more than 34 million entry level jobs nationwide, many foster youth aren’t prepared to be independent and don’t have the skills or resources needed to access the opportunities that could launch them into employment.
Do you advocate for children in foster care?
If you are a caseworker or advocate for children in foster care, we would love to provide blankets that you can share with kids who could use something to hold onto. Just tell us how many you need. 614-530-3327 or
We have new Blanket Angel partners in Northeast Ohio!
We are very pleased to have new partners in Northeast Ohio at echoingCONNECTIONS, which offers adult services and growth opportunities for individuals with various levels of abilities.

As a part of our Sponsored Blankets Program, echoingCONNECTIONS clients can volunteer to make no-sew fleece blankets that have been sponsored by donations.

The blankets will be delivered to foster care agencies in the Canton/Akron area. We welcome these new Blanket Angels!
Rotary competition provides almost 5,000 blankets
Thousands of children in foster care will receive handmade blankets thanks to members of Ohio Rotary Clubs. Members of Ohio’s five Rotary districts provided blankets for 4,966 children in foster care in this year’s All-Ohio PETS Competition.

Members of the Circleville Noon Rotary Club, shown at left, hold blankets they made during the competition. They will be donated to Pickaway County CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers who represent children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Read more
Blanket Angel Snapshots
We were happy to host Nivi in our workshop on her 10th birthday. She came in with her Mom and brother to make blankets for children in foster care. Thanks, Nivi! 
Kathy delivers 14 blankets toward her goal to make 100
blankets in honor of her niece and nephew, formerly in foster care. Read Kathy’s story & sponsor blankets for her to make.
Blanket Angel employees from Kohl’s Volunteer Program in New Albany raised money for MVOB by volunteering 25 hours, making many blankets and earning a $625 donation from Kohl’s. Thank you! 

All Kohl's employees are welcome to join our group! April is double giving month for Kohl’s employee volunteer program! Join us Thursday, April 7, 4 - 9 pm to work on lots of blanket making projects!!
Are you celebrating a birthday?
Every family needs a Happy Birthday placemat to share and celebrate their special day! 

Easy ways to give while you shop
Amazon Smile. Purchase with purpose. Amazon donates to MVOB when you shop at
Kroger Community Rewards
Shop with your Plus Card to earn donations for MVOB. Enroll here. Our account: CG546.
National Headquarters Blanket Workshop Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - Noon
Drop off your donation of finished blankets at any time in the brown donation bin in front of our
Blanket Workshop at 407 W. Main Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
Questions? Need information?

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