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!
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.
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
Tue Sep 24, 2019 - Fri Sep 24, 2021
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 26, 2020
Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
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.