Special Blanket Tags - Pick Up
$ .35 = 1 SPECIAL TAG
$ .40 = 1 SPECIAL TAG + PLUS HELP W/CREDIT CARD FEES (Optional)
We are asking our Blanket Angels to help support MVOB by sharing in the cost of creating our special tags for blankets that are not made from blanket kits (quilts, knitted or crocheted blankets, fleece purchased on your own).
You do not need to purchase tags if you are sponsoring fleece blanket kits. A tag, already sewn onto the fleece, is included with each kit.
I previously ordered 125 tags, but we made 156 blankets!! I am ordering 35 more tags! The girls LOVED doing this!
Julie in Lebanon, Tennessee, after group project with 100 teenage girls.
Julie found us through www.justserve.org.
If you have purchased your own fleece, your special tags will need to be SEWN onto the backs of the blankets you make before they are donated.
- • Tags cannot be ironed on; doing this will melt the tag's ink onto your iron.
• Please do not use glue to attach the tags. The glue will melt when the blanket is laundered and placed in a heated dryer.
Do you know how to sew? Here is a brief video about sewing on a tag.
A NOTE ABOUT SEWING TAGS ON YARN BLANKETS
Sewing a tag on a yarn blanket is a little more difficult than other types of blankets. Tags can be attached to some yarn blankets with a sewing machine. You will need to sew more slowly, and the tag does not lie perfectly flat. You can also sew the tag on by hand if that gives a better result. Either method is fine.
You don't know how to sew? Ask friends, family, neighbors or co-workers if they have a sewing machine or know how to sew. Often you will find someone who you didn't know had this talent! You can also ask your local sewing or fabric shop to help as well.
If you live within 30 miles of Westerville, please pick up your tags at our workshop at 407 W. Main Street, Westerville OH 43081. They will be ready for pickup the next business day after you place your order.
INSIDE PICKUP. 9:00 am - Noon weekdays.
PICKUP ANYTIME from the 24-hour donation bins outside our workshop.
To help children in foster care in your area, we encourage you to deliver your blankets to a public or private foster care agency near you.
Click here to find:
- List of children’s services & agencies we currently partner with across the United States and Canada
- Suggestions and options for what to do if there isn't an agency near you
Our special tags, attached to the back of each blanket, are very important. We encourage blanket makers to sign their first name on the tag and write a short, encouraging note so the child knows who made the blanket just for them and to give each blanket even more of a personal touch.
When the child writes their name on the tag, it will be easier for others in the foster home to identify the blanket's owner and increase the chances of the blanket staying with the child if they must move between foster homes.
Thank you for this additional support for our mission to provide each child in foster care with a blanket of "their very own," including a tag with their name!
More about our special tags