Wrapping up our Winter Campaign
Over the winter Blankets of Love has gifted over 500 quilts to patients in
hospital facing challenges with mental health across Canada.
A huge thank you to all of the talented quilters.
Blankets of Love are distributed to hospitals in
Edmonton, Ponoka, Calgary and Saskatoon.
WITH NEW programs to begin in Vancouver, Toronto and the Niagara Region
To donate a quilt contact:
Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto - Sheila - email@example.com
Calgary - Robin Morrison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatoon - Flo Wagner - email@example.com
Niagara Region - Theresa Carnegie - firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate to a hospital near you contact email@example.com
BLANKETS OF LOVE FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH is a grassroots charitable organization led and operated by volunteers.
Financial contributions by individuals or companies are greatly appreciated.
For some a struggle does ensue
As years begin their toll
Minds seared with pain and breaking
Hard tearing of the soul.
It’s at these times, perhaps a hint
Of humanness and care
Delivered to the suffering
Will bring light to darkness there.
The story goes some years ago
A Mom with hurting heart
Picked up a quilt her Grandma’d made
She feared she’d break apart.
As she held the quilt about her
Wrapped it gently round her being
She felt a peace and love intense
Cared for, sight unseeing.
And so the project started
Would those given such a gift
A Blanket of Love of their own
Feel a momentary lift?
Blankets of Love, over decades now
Collects quilts made by all volunteers
Delivered to those with mental illness
Bringing kindness through the tears.
Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a
Blanket of Love
The Blankets of Love Foundation for Mental Health is a national charitable organization that provides quilts to patients who are in hospital for the treatment of mental illness.
By doing this we aim to help patients in their time of need. Quilts are handcrafted by people in the community and
then generously donated to Hospitals that offer
mental health services across Canada.
To donate a Blanket of Love at a hospital near you contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
comments from patients
"I can't believe someone made a quilt just for me, when they gave it to me I asked if I had to give it back. they said 'no, it is your's to keep'."
"I love my special quilt. thank you for making me a Blanket of Love"
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