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Blanket Maker - fleece, crocheted, knit, quilted

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Binky Patrol, Inc.

BinkyPatrol.org
We make blankets and give them away to children and teens in need of comfort. It's that simple!

Blankets can be anywhere from 36"x36" (preemies, and babies) up to a twin sized blanket, 45"x60" (children and teens). Blankets can be sewn, crocheted, knitted, or quilted! Blankets, or "Binkies" as they're called, are delivered to our Binky Patrol chapters aross the U.S. The Area Coordinators then organize a group of people to sew labels onto each blanket. Once the labels are on, the blankets are delivered by yet more volunteers to local hospitals, crisis centers, police and fire departments, and other local agencies. The blankets are then given to children and teens in need of comfort.

This is a great way for students to earn Community Service hours! https://binkypatrol.org/article.cfm?id=510

Gather a group of your friends or family members, take a quick trip to your local fabric store, pick out some fleece, bring it home, make some blankets and deliver or ship them to a Binky Patrol chapter near you! If you sew you can make quilts. if you knit or crochet you can make afghans. Please be sure to use machine washable and dryable materials in all blankets. We'll be glad to help you find a chapter near you or help coordinate delivery. Contact us today!

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About Binky Patrol, Inc.

Location:

PO Box 652, Beaverton, OR 97075, US

Mission Statement

Binky Patrol is devoted to reaching out to needy children, including HIV-positive, drug-addicted, neglected, abused, or children experiencing trauma in any way. Binky Patrol volunteers bring a caring, loving touch by creating and delivering handmade blankets, "binkies", to enrich the children's lives and to meet their most basic needs of warmth, security and comfort.

Binky Patrol's unique way of touching a child's life includes many mediums. To reach them, "binkies" are distributed through hospitals, shelters, and social service agencies. "Binkies" are to be given as gifts and are not recycled in the agencies.

Description

Binky Patrol's volunteers as well as chapter leaders make blankets which can be crocheted, sewn, knitted, tied, and even quilted for ill and traumatized children.

Children & Youth
Community
Disaster Relief

WHEN

Tue Sep 24, 2019 - Fri Sep 24, 2021

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Quilting
  • Youth Services

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 4
  • Flexible, based on your availability
  • knowledge of fleece blanket making; basic knit or crochet skills; or basic quilting skills, scissor skills.

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