We are pleased to launch our Winter Campaign
September 1st, 2021 - April 1st, 2022
Blankets of Love is accepting donations of lap size or larger quilts.
The quilts will be offered to patients in hospital receiving treatment for
challenges with mental health.
TARGET GOAL: 1000
Last years goal was 300 quilts and we exceeded that goal and received over 600 Blankets of Love.
A huge thank you to all of the talented quilters across Alberta.
We could not have reached this monumental milestone without your generosity and kindness.
Currently Blankets of Love will be distributed to hospitals in
Edmonton, Ponoka, Calgary and Saskatoon.
If you would like a major city near you included in this program let us know.
To donate a quilt contact:
Edmonton - Sheila - firstname.lastname@example.org
Calgary - Robin Morrison - email@example.com
Saskatoon - Flo Wagner - firstname.lastname@example.org
To make a financial contribution:
UFA is supporting the
Blankets of Love Foundation for Mental Health,
with a $500 donation
We invite others to join the UFA and make a financial donation.
contact us at: email@example.com
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
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"It helps me when I am not feeling so great."
"I was given a special quilt and told me it was made just for me to help me get through my dark days with depression. I cried and couldn't believe someone would make something so nice for me."
"I love my special quilt. When my mood is low and I feel lonely, the quilt is a source of comfort."
Blankets In the News
Southern Alberta quilters helping mental health patients
Founder Sheila Ethier and how Blankets of Love has grown
Women of Vision
How an Edmonton nurse copes with depression by quilting for mentally ill patients
Blankets of Love program helps mental-health patients and quilters, too
For comfort, for hope...