We are always thrilled to hear from folks who advocate for children in foster care, in Ohio and all over the U.S., after they have received blankets handmade by you, our Blanket Angels.
They write to tell us how much the blankets you make will mean to the children in foster care in their area, and we thought you'd like to read them, too! We are blessed by your support!
Some of the blankets you make are placed in My Stuff Bags, duffel bags filled with clothing, personal care and comfort items that are given to children who have been rescued from terrible environments.
This note of thanks is from the President of My Stuff Bags Foundation.
Lisa, from Wayne County, Ohio Children Services, sent us this note after she picked up 30 blankets to share with the children they serve.
We added Wayne County to our list of organizations who receive quarterly shipments of blankets.
March, 2021. Received from Chelsey B. at Erie County, Ohio Children Services after our Blanket Angel, Therese, delivered 59 blankets for the children in foster care who they serve.
Therese is "happily retired" and chooses a goal each year. In 2020 she chose to make quilts for foster children. She spent a lot of "COVID time" piecing tops and quilting, with the help of her sister. With donations from some of the members of her quilt group, North Ohio Star Quilt Guild, Therese was able to donate the 59 quilts.
Posted on our LinkedIn page: Congrats on your work anniversary! It has been a joy to witness the appreciation on the faces of the children (and caregivers) as a result of you and your team's efforts. Thank you! B. Lowery Independent Individual & Family Services Professional, Cleveland Ohio
From SAFY of Northern Kentucky, therapeutic foster care:
From CASA -- Court Appointed Special Advocates -- in Franklin County, Ohio
From My Stuff Bags Foundation in California:
From Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine:
From Carrying Hope in Houston, Texas
December 2020 Email: I just wanted to thank you again for adding Carrying Hope Houston as a partner of My Very Own Blanket this year. We, too, know what an unusual year this has been for non profits and we are so thankful for your support. The blankets we received this fall were distributed quickly and we look forward to receiving more in 2021! Wishing you all the best in the new year, Monica Golemo Director of Houston Operations Carrying Hope