Being in a hospital can be particularly "scary" even for adults. Worse still, medical treatments can have unpleasant side effects. Chemotherapy also makes cancer patients feel cold "from the inside" out. Blankies can help warm the body and spirit.
Our on-going project is to make and collect blankies for children undergoing cancer treatments and for children and adults in need.
Please contact ChildrenProject@bobsblankiebrigade.org for further information.
Hospitals have requested caps for their preemies/nursery and chemotherapy patients.
Please contact CapsProject@BobsBlankieBrigade.org for more information.
Domestic violence affects children and families as well as the battered spouse. Blankies are needed for children and adults in shelters and temporary housing. One volunteer told us that the children and adults are touched to know that someone thought of them and took the time to make a blankie.
We are working with Womanspace, Inc. located in NJ. Womanspace provides services to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence, including emergency shelter and housing services. (See www.womanspace.org for more info.) We would like to donate larger size blankies (lap size about 45" x 60") for use in the emergency shelter and temporary housing.
We will make blankies available to other organizations serving this need. Anyone interested in this project should contact DVProject@bobsblankiebrigade.org
If you enjoy creating blankets, caps or similar "comfort" items for children and adults who are ill or needy, please join us. All blankies, caps, etc. wil be donated - to hospitals, shelters and similar charitable organizations.
Please note that all projects must be 100% machine washable. See Patterns & Information for ideas.
We are a 501(c)(3) public charity and contributions are deductible under Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are welcome. Please make donations by checks payable to "Bob's Blankie Brigade, Inc." and send to us by snail mail to:
Bob's Blankie Brigade, Inc.
5 Fair Acres Court
Princeton, NJ 08540
We are looking for a new logo featuring B3 in the design. Do you know a student or someone else looking for a volunteer opportunity? Please contact us at email@example.com!