Send Some Warmth To Our Military This Summer!

Posted on May 04, 2017 by aray  | Comments (4)


One of the unique ways our volunteers give back to veterans is to perform patient visits at VA Hospitals around the country. Whenever we have blankets to give, the volunteers will present a blanket to the patient during that visit. Hospitals can be cold and having your own special blanket helps make the stay a little bit better.

 We also like to send blankets to the deployed service members we support. Although they may not need the blanket for warmth like the veteran patients, the blanket does provide comfort. Simple reminders of home, like blankets, are often what help service members make it through long, hard deployments.

Usually, our blankets come from the Sewing and Crafting Team or from the many corporate events we participate in around the country. These blankets are usually handmade “No Sew” blankets. In 2016, we held a No Sew Blanket Drive and collected about 200 colorful and comfortable blankets from around the country. This year we wanted to make it even easier for more people to participate-- those who may be crafty and those who prefer to purchase something ready-made. So we’ve decided to expand the drive to include any type of blanket! 

How it works

  1. Email inkind@soldiersangels.org to get an address to ship the blankets.

  2. Purchase or make a blanket (or blankets).

  3. Attach a personal note to the blanket(s) thanking them for their service.

  4. Ship your blanket(s) to the address given.

  5. Feel good about sending warmth to a military hero!

Blanket requirements

  • We are accepting any type of NEW blanket (store bought or handmade).

  • Preferably twin sized as that will fit both hospital beds and military cots.

We have an Amazon Wishlist to make it even easier! Please note, you do not have to purchase a blanket off the wishlist, it’s just there to make the blanket research and shipping easier. If you decide to go through Amazon, be sure to shop using smile.amazon.com and select Soldiers’ Angels as your charity. Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to our organization. :)  

Here’s a link to our Amazon wishlist: http://a.co/8N7keZ0. Our home office address is already set so anything purchased through this list will go directly to our office. Easy peasy!

We’ll be running the blanket drive from May through August 31st. Our goal is 500 blankets! Help us send a smile and some warmth to our deployed service members, veterans, and injured military

WE MET OUR GOAL!

We have collected 755 of our 700 blanket goal as of August 15!

BUT our Blanket Drive doesn't technically end until August 31... and we want to KEEP going to see how many blankets we can collect!! Can you help us with one last push to collect blankets for our heroes and sheroes?

 
 

Comments (4)

  1. Linda Brown:
    Jul 09, 2017 at 02:51 PM

    I was member of Soldiers Angels several years ago. Wrote 3 soldiers in Iraq, and all 3 came home. Would like to write again.

  2. Soldiers' Angels:
    Jul 10, 2017 at 11:09 AM

    Hello Linda,

    We would love for you to be a member again too! If you're still interested in writing letters, take a look at our Letter Writing Team page: http://soldiersangels.org/letter-writing-team.html

    Under the "How You Can Help" section there is a link to sign up and get started with the team again.

    Let me know if I can help in any other way.

    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager
    Soldiers' Angels

  3. Beanie Woods:
    Aug 13, 2017 at 09:07 PM

    As was a member several years ago. I would like to help on several teams. My special interests are female soldiers, blankets, school supplies, Veterns, letter and card sender,families
    Thank you for the opportunity to serve our heros.
    Beanie

  4. Soldiers' Angels:
    Aug 15, 2017 at 01:32 PM

    Hello Beanie,
    We would love to have you join one or more of our teams! Here are some links to help you get started:
    - Click here to learn about all of our programs: http://soldiersangels.org/programs.html
    - Click here to sign up to become an Angel: http://soldiersangels.org/join-soldiers-angels.html

    I sent you an email as well-- please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions! Thanks,

    Michelle Julazadeh Chavarin
    Online Communications Manager
    Soldiers' Angels


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