A New Global Day of Unity ● #GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
● At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.
● #GivingTuesdayNow emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing.
3 ways to support youth in foster care during uncertain times
Give a blanket.
> Purchase a fleece blanket kit for $10 to get all you need to make a blanket at home and support our work. Learn how
> Sponsor a blanket. Donate $10 online to sponsor a blanket that will be made by other volunteers. Sponsor a blanket
Make masks/buy masks. In response to requests from Ohio Children's Alliance and Buckeye Ranch, My Very Own Blanket is providing both youth and adults with handmade face masks. They are needed by the foster youth and by caseworkers making visits.
Our masks are made by former foster youth, providing home-based work opportunities, and by MVOB Blanket Angel Volunteers. You can make masks in any of the styles available online and drop them off in the donation bin outside our workshop. Purchase our masks online here for $5 each. Your can choose from fabrics likely to appeal to males, females or an assortment of both types. Pick up masks if you live nearby, or we will ship them for an additional fee.
Give a gift. Your financial gift supports our operating costs -- for our workshop, purchase of fabric and supplies, shipment of completed blankets, and all the other requirements for carrying out our mission of warming the heart of every child in the foster care system. Making a gift online is easy. Click here to Donate.
Thank you for providing love and comfort to children in foster care through the gift of a handmade blanket on #GivingTuesdayNow and every day!