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Goal for 2020: Blankets for 25,000 Children in Foster Care

Together we can do it, one blanket at a time! Current number:  7,047

My Very Own Blanket is still up and running to bring blankets of love, comfort and hope to children in foster care. Here is how you can help!

  • Order blanket kits online here. Use the "curbside" bin just outside our Blanket Workshop to safely receive your blankets, or wear your mask and stop in!

  • Drop off your quilted, crocheted and knitted blankets in the donation bin outside our workshop anytime or inside between 9 am and Noon, Monday - Friday.

  • Not local to Central Ohio? Sponsor our "no-sew" blanket kits online to have them sent to you. We will help you get in contact with your local children's services to deliver to kids in care in your area!
My Very Own Blanket proudly stands in solidarity with the black community as well as all cultural and ethnic communities for the good of our society and world.
We welcome two new partners
Saundra from Kids Count Too picked up a carload of blankets recently. Kids Count Too is a private, non-profit foster care and adoption agency. Saundra told us, "...from the youngest to oldest kids in our network, I haven't seen a child who wasn't happy when they received their blanket...Don't stop doing what you're doing. We need you!"
These smiling folks from Caring for Kids picked up an assortment of 100 blankets recently for some of the children in their care. Caring for Kids, Inc . is a private, non-profit adoption, foster care, and birth parent services agency.
Fifth graders raise funds for MVOB
Twenty-five fifth graders at Alton Darby Elementary School led a school-wide fundraising effort resulting in a grant of $1,400+ for My Very Own Blanket.

The students, who were participating in the See Kids Dream project, spent lunch and recess time learning about and practicing philanthropy. See Kids Dream is a non-profit organization that promotes service learning, empowering students to decide how to help others.
 
After the students identified issues (e.g., hunger, foster kids, veterans) in Hilliard and Central Ohio, it was time to get the whole school involved. The students presented information to each grade about each issue. Then the whole school voted and decided to help children in foster care.  More
Alton Darby fifth graders tell other students about issues in their community that the school could choose to address. After the presentation, the students voted to help children in foster care by raising funds to support MVOB.
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. Contact us: 614-530-3327 or info@myveryownblanket.org .
“Sewing” the seeds of love

Tim, our dedicated and awesome UPS delivery driver, picked out three blankets for the three girls he and his wife, Lori, adopted!! 

Thank you, Blanket Angel volunteers, for all your dedication and sharing of your time, talents and LOVE!! Tim and Lori are so grateful, humbled and could not be more thankful for these gifts for their girls...Velicity, Mya & Alexis!  
Enterprise Holdings Foundation Donates $2,500
Many thanks to the   Enterprise Holdings Foundation  for their generous $2,500 donation! Our volunteers will transform this gift into blankets for 250 children in foster care. Organizations like the Enterprise Holdings Foundation are vital to our efforts to provide love and hope, and something to hold onto, for these children. We are very grateful for their continuing support.
Blanket Angel Snapshots
The Columbus Mothers of Twins Club ROCKS! We are so grateful for the blankets they make year after year and for their recent donation of more than $550, helping us support children in foster care in several different ways.  The photo shows a club member making a blanket at a before-COVID event.
The employees of CESO, Inc . are dedicated to finding purpose through serving others in addition to their business of providing civil engineering services. We are thankful that their Columbus branch has chosen to serve children in foster care. They recently made 30 blankets at a “distanced” event. Thanks, CESO!
This special creation is a tactile blanket, made with different textures for a child who needs to explore touch. This type of blanket encourages blind or visually impaired children to explore and helps in cognitive development. Caseworkers will identify a child in the foster care system who needs it.
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Easy ways to give while you shop
Amazon Smile. Purchase with purpose. Amazon donates to MVOB when you shop at smile.amazon.com .
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 - 12:00 pm
 
Drop your donation of finished blankets off at any time in the brown donation bin in front of our Blanket Workshop at 407 W. Main Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
 
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