This May marks our 5th year in Humboldt County delivering blankets to children from birth to age eighteen who need a blanket hug. To mark this occasion, Buttons in Old Town Eureka offered us space to hang our blankets for the Arts Alive event on May 6th. In addition to hanging our homemade blankets, we hung framed pieces honoring our community donors, our Blanketeers, along with the listing of the agencies who have received our blankets in these past five years.
You can see this show in the photos below.
As the Chapter Coordinator, I can say that our blankets not only provide comfort to children, but they are most definitely art. We have Blanketeers who are artists in fabric or yarn who not only make wonderful blankets for children, but do so with care, artistic sensibilities and love.
As the Chapter Coordinator, I am responsible for quality control. I select and bag up the blankets that go out to local agencies working with children. I know what is in those bags and they are beautiful blankets! It has been important for me to be sure that our Humboldt Chapter blankets honor the children who receive them. These are children have had challenging life experiences. They deserve artful blankets, blankets that reflect our support for them, and in making them we hope that life gets better for them.
My sincere appreciation for our community donors, our amazing Blanketeers and the agencies who work with the children who receive our blankets. Together I believe we make a difference in the lives of the over 2,000 children who have received one of our blankets.