Since 2017, BLG has worked alongside schools, senior centers, moms groups, local businesses, and more to connect local youth to warm and cozy blankets! This project started when elementary school students working alongside our teaching artists in classroom expressed a desire to have warmer bedding.
Our first year, our goal was simple: to get new and homemade blankets directly to students who needed them as soon as was possible. But, overtime, our project has grown and changed, as we have developed a relationship-based understanding about working alongside our students and community to co-create the current shape of The Blanket Project.
We've better learned how to do "with" instead of "to" our community.
Now, every year, we are able to spread warmth and coziness with a model that is collaborative with 5 local elementary schools. The Blanket Drive connects seniors to youth, and parts of it are curated and created by local students, teachers, and principals. This spring, we'll even be making blankets alongside students in local schools!
Since the project started, we've connected over 1,200 kids to blankets while connecting community members to each other.
To learn more about how to get involved, share ideas, or to dream beside us, click here.
You may also contribute through making a secure online donation here. Thank you!
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