* What is the Gonzaga Blanket Brigade?
* What type of blankets are needed?
Any type of blanket is welcome! Crocheted, knit, quilted, fleece … the list goes on!! We are currently making blankets for infants to teens and so all sizes and colors are welcome. Click the link in the upper left hand corner to see pictures of blankets we have made in the past.
* Where do the blankets go?
Our blankets are donated to the My Bag program. The My Bag program provides backpacks to children who are being taken into foster care. Often these kids are being moved during a crisis and there’s no opportunity for them to gather any of their belongings, and many times there are no belongings to pack. In the case of kids removed from meth houses, they are not even allowed to keep the clothes on their back. The backpacks are filled with basic necessities and each includes a warm blanket. That’s where we come in! The My Bag coordinator has stressed to us how much these kids appreciate having something they can call their own. These blankets provide a special possession, as well as tangible proof that there are folks out there that care.
* How can I help?
If you feel like you would be able to make a blanket for our ca
* When are blankets due?
You can donate a blanket any time, but they are given as a group to the My Bag program in early December.
* How many blankets has the Blanket Brigade donated thus far?