Please check with Mary Crew at Crewsquarters@aol.com for the summer schedule of meetings and times. We will be visiting other sites for the summer meetings and we don't want you to miss us.
Welcome to our website. Let us share our terrific organization with you. We make, collect, and distribute hand made blankets to children who are seriously ill, in crisis, or who have experienced trauma. We meet monthly and enjoy each others' company on a casual basis. Please feel free to join us on any second Tuesday of the month in the classroom inside the Hancock Fabric store at 9609 E Independence Blvd. in Matthews. We meet from 5 to 9 P.M. and tend to our blankets as well as share ideas, skills, and information. Contact me at Crewsquarters@aol.com if you have any questions.
We ask that no fleece blankets be left at our drop off sites unless they have been made by our specifications. It takes twice as long to "fix" a poorly made blanket as it does to make one from scratch, and we have an abundance of them at this time. Remaking a blanket takes up valuable time that we can use to make more blankets and it keeps the kids from getting the blankets quickly. If you are scheduling a group Make a Blanket Session, please contact us and we will be most happy to come to your event, bring supplies needed, and teach your group the proper technique for making better fleece blankets for our area. The national organization requires that the blankets we distribute be made to certain standards and if they don't meet those requirements, we cannot deliver them to the children without substantial remaking on our part. We hope you understand and help us in this endeavor.
Our meetings are very casual, so jeans are welcome. We like to receive donations of hand made blankets, cloth, yarn, sewing supplies, money, and help with making blankets from donated materials . If you know of a child who needs a blanket donation, please contact us at the above addresses.
We hope you will help us provide comfort and security to children in some type of special need by making blankets or contributing to our efforts. Some of the agencies we distribute our blankets through are: Ronald McDonald House in Charlotte, CMC Levine, Presbyterian Hospitals, Blume Cancer Treatment Center, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Kindermourn, Thompson Childrens Center, Salvation Army Homeless Shelter and others. If your organization deals with children in crisis, and you'd like to receive some of our blankets for them, please contact us.