Blanket Chronicles

Finding “Homes” for Blankets

Even though I do not have blanketeers, I wanted to reach out to those organizations that work with kids who can use a blanket.  I spoke with Steve Volow, Director of CASA.

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. (Disclosure: I became familiar with CASA when I trained to be a CASA and worked with two children in the foster care system. I also helped fund raise for their annual CASA Kid Walk.)

They have blankets for younger children, but none for teens 13-18.  I put CASA on the list for blankets for that age group.

I also spoke with Jill Maples.  She is actively involved with foster care children, foster parents, and staff at Child Welfare Services/Dept. of Health and Human Services.  Jill does this work through The Forgotten Initiative: a faith based organization that  “provides joy and purpose to the foster care community.”

Jill shared that there is a need for blankets so I had “better get busy making them.”  I assured her that was my plan.  I wish I had a magic wand at that moment so I could “create” a bunch of blankets all wrapped up and ready for delivery.

I have other organizations on my call list, but thought that I better not get too far ahead of myself absent that magic blanket wand.