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Love to sew? Create a Fidget Blanket!

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Sacramento Public Library

  • 37 people are interested

If you love to sew and want to give back to the senior community, the Sacramento Public Library has the perfect opportunity for you! We are looking for volunteers to create Fidget Blankets--lap-size blankets that provide sensory and tactile stimulation to those with anxiety and restless hands, including people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. These blankets are equipped with "fidget" objects such as buttons, ribbons, zippers, rings, buckles, and pockets for the user to touch and play with.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble and sew a Fidget Blanket from a kit using your own sewing machine and sewing notions.
  • Follow directions in the kit to ensure the blanket meets standards designed to be of most benefit to memory care residents.
  • When ready, follow instructions for no-contact pick up of materials from a SPL location.
  • Once complete, follow instructions for no-contact delivery of your finished product to a SPL location.


  • You must have access to a sewing machine and sewing notions. A Fidget Blanket Kit with instructions will be provided.
  • Use only the supplies that are provided to you.
  • Willingness to use a no-contact pick up and drop off procedures.
As part of Sacramento Public Library's Brain Health Initiative, all completed Fidget Blankets will be donated to local memory care facilities. Limit one blanket per volunteer.

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Volunteer Services, 828 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, US

Mission Statement

Sacramento Public Library inspires our communities to discover, learn and grow.


Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.



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Throughout Sacramento CountySacramento, CA 95814



  • Sewing




  • 3-5 hours to create blanket
  • You must have access to a sewing machine and sewing notions. A Fidget Blanket Kit with instructions will be provided.

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