Thank you to everyone who supported our inaugural Bourbon for Blankets event in September. Participants tasted five bourbons, bid on auction baskets, enjoyed refreshments and fellowship, learned a lot from Sommelier Bob Livingston, and raised $3,166 to make a difference in the lives of children living in foster care.
We appreciated the kindness of our hosts, Kevin and Sharon Hunt, and the generosity of Tim Picciano and Dublin Village Tavern.
Watch for more events like this coming in 2023!
We were excited to greet caseworkers and supervisors from all 88 Ohio counties at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio annual conference, "As Our World Turns" in September. We are grateful for all the volunteers like these who staffed our table during the 3-day conference and distributed 2,149 blankets to caseworkers and agencies to give to children living in foster care.
And a special thank you to our volunteers who transported some of the bags of blankets to the hotel in preparation for the Conference.
Thank you Sulphur Grove Church for a wonderful blanket making event! We were thrilled to be a part of the event and to partner with CARE House in Dayton, Ohio to provide love, comfort and support to children whose lives have been impacted by child abuse and neglect. Thank you!
These women from Lancaster Church of Christ spent an afternoon making blankets and donated them to Fairfield County Child Protective Services. We are so grateful to the members of this congregation for making blankets and donating them in their community.
Thank you to our friends at Alpha Delta Kappa Lambda Chapter for their recent blanket making event! We appreciate your kindness and support of children living in foster care!
Thank you to the Student Council at Cherrington Elementary School, Westerville, for making 17 blankets to give to children living in foster care! Click the images below to see larger photos.
2022 Columbus Kiwanis Charity Regatta
My Very Own Blanket is excited to be a part of the 2022 Columbus Kiwanis Charity Regatta!
Our yacht was delivered by Kiwanis Club of Columbus member Mike Haemmerle. We are honored to be sponsored by the American Health Foundation - AHF Management Corp. We need all hands on deck for this online fundraiser and charity event.
The regatta starts July 1; stay tuned for more details.
Almost 5,000 children in foster care will receive handmade blankets thanks to members of Ohio Rotary Clubs.
Members of Ohio’s five Rotary districts provided blankets for 4,966 children in foster care in this year’s All-Ohio PETS Competition. Districts competed to provide the most blankets per capita based on District membership numbers.
District 6690, which includes central and southeast Ohio, came out on top. We are very grateful to the hundreds of Rotary Blanket Angels who made it possible for MVOB to provide comfort and love to so many children in foster care in Ohio.
PHOTO ABOVE: District 6690 Governor Price Finley holds the custom blanket tags MVOB prepared for the 2022 All-Ohio PETS Competition.
Members of the Circleville Noon Rotary Club hold blankets they made during the competition. They will be donated to Pickaway County CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, volunteers who represent children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
MVOB blankets are now making a difference in the lives of foster care alumni at the Emerge Emancipation Program in Xenia, Ohio. Emerge is a unique non-profit organization dedicated to helping young men and women leaving foster care.
The aim of the Emerge program is to help these youth take the right steps and make the right decisions and help them gain the skills necessary to make a safe and lasting transition into society and become self-sustaining, responsible citizens and community members.
Emerge provides a place where emancipated foster youth can reach their full potential through vocational training, life skills enrichment, and wrap-around services that include temporary housing at the Emerge Recovery & Trade Initiative, a non-profit that runs the trade school.
That’s where your blankets come in! Each student will have a room of their own, and they can choose a blanket of their very own to add a personal touch to their bed and to keep as they start the next stage of their life.
Blanket Angels who live in the Xenia area can drop off blankets (only single bed size, please) at Emerge, 2960 W. Enon Rd., Xenia. Contact: Doris Edelmann, 937-572-7632.
Learn more about Emerge Emancipation Program
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