Our Blanket Angel Coordinators are spread across the U.S.
Each heart represents at least one Blanket Angel Coordinator working in her or his state (or outside of Central Ohio) to provide handmade blankets for children in foster care living nearby. We are thrilled that our map has 30 hearts, representing more than 70 Blanket Angel Coordinators across the United States.
What is a Blanket Angel Coordinator? Our Blanket Angel Coordinators (BAC) are supporters who want to help children in foster care feel valued, comforted and loved by providing handmade blankets to children in their area. Most, but not all, live outside of Central Ohio. Some work by themselves, and some coordinate and help others make blankets. BACs organize “Blanket Making” events with friends, family, businesses, church groups or others!
The one thing that sets BACs apart is that they donate the blankets they make to children who live in their own area, spreading our mission and ministry across the country, far from our workshop in Westerville, Ohio.
*************************************************************************************************************** The photos below show Michelle, our Blanket Angel Coordinator in Independence, Missouri, with members of the Relief Society and Young Women from the Independence 1st ward in Independence Missouri Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. These women have made more than 200 blankets recently. One of the ladies made 50 by herself. She has found peace in serving while going through chemo. The blankets will be donated to FosterAdopt Connect, serving abused and neglected children and the families caring for them in Missouri and Kansas.
We provide support by sending our special tags and helping our BACs get in touch with children’s services and agencies in their area. We are also available to answer questions at any time by phone 614-530-3327 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are blessed to have Blanket Angel Coordinators all over Ohio and in 26 other states. If you are interested in becoming a BAC, we would be glad to talk to you about how to get started! Call 614-530-3327 or email email@example.com.
The Hamilton County, Ohio Job and Family Services Adoption & Foster Care Recruitment agency sent us their thanks and this photo of some of the blankets donated to them by Carol, our Blanket Angel Coordinator in Lebanon, Ohio. The blankets were made by Carol and her friends.
"How cute are these new blankets we just got from My Very Own Blanket? Thanks to Carolyn K. and her friends, who volunteer their time to make these for the littlest ones who come through our doors."
BAC Newsletters When you become a Blanket Angel Coordinator and share your email address with us, you will be added to our e-newsletter mailing list, joining others across the nation, also joining our team to love on children in foster care!
Blanket Giving Goal!! This is just one more important part! Let us know how many blankets you make and give and we will add it to our Blanket Giving Goal for the year! And don’t forget to take lots of pictures and send to us! We will post them on our Facebook page so together we can spread the Good News of our work!
These whimsical quilts, sure to be cherished by a young child, were made for MVOB by Claudette, who lives in Grand Isle, Maine.
Blanket Angel Coordinator Resources
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Blanket Details Sewn or yarn (knit or crochet) blankets. Our blankets are given to all ages of children -- infants up to teenage youth. Approximate dimensions: 36” x 36” (small), 40” x 50-60” (medium), 60” x 80” (large). These measurements are suggestions and can vary.
Fleece blankets - If you are making fleece blankets, we encourage you to sponsor our “no-sew” blanket making kits, as a very small portion of the $10 cost will help us continue our mission and ministry. The shipping charge is just $2.95 each for 1 - 4 kits. We offer a free shipping option for 5 or more kits.
Our “no-sew” fleece blankets are made from a 1.5-yard length of fleece. Caseworkers have expressed a preference for single layer fleece blankets. Due to the size and weight of double layer blankets, they are limited to giving them to older children. Single layer blankets can be given to toddlers on up to teenage youth and fit nicely in a brand-new backpack or duffle bag. This method of making a blanket is simple and easy. How to make a fleece blanket
Special tags – We will send you our special tags, you can attach them to the blankets and they will be ready for you to donate to children in foster care in your area! It’s simple to do. Here’s how: Sign your first name with permanent marker on our special tag after the heart that says “Handmade by.” You may also add a message to the child if you wish. This will show the child in foster care who receives your blanket that someone truly made this “just for them!”
To sew the tag on the blanket:
The tags are sewn on the back of the blanket, near a corner, at least 3” from both edges. You can use a straight or zigzag stitch, sewing ¼ - ½” in from all four edges of the tag. You can use white thread or thread that coordinates with the blanket color.
In the video below, MVOB Founder Jessica Rudolph shows how labels are attached to blankets.