Our 2021 Goal
 Blankets for 25,000 Children in Foster Care
Current blanket count - 2,531
Blankets connect us from coast to coast

We are thankful for you, our Blanket Angel Coordinators. Each heart on the map represents one or more of you, in 25+ states, providing love, hope and handmade blankets for children in foster care in your area, all across the U.S.
You're invited to a virtual visit with us

This is your invitation to our first-ever virtual BAC get-together using Zoom! We have emailed, texted and phoned each other. We have enjoyed seeing your photos. Now we would like to see you and talk with you "face-to-face."

This is your chance to see us--and each other--and have an informal conversation about our shared mission.

Join us on Friday, March 19 at 1:00 EST

Click the link below to join the meeting.

For future gatherings, would another time of day work better for you? Please let us know!

If you have never "Zoomed" before, visit the Zoom Help Center for a video that shows how to join a meeting. The page also contains written instructions and a test meeting you can join to practice.
California student collects 70 blankets from church & school
Kaley, a high school senior from Concord, CA, held a successful blanket drive for MVOB at the end of 2020. Members of her church, St. Bonaventure, and students at her school contributed 70 blankets.

Kaley, shown here loading the blankets in her car, donated them to EA Family Services, a non-profit serving foster children in northern California. Many thanks, Kaley! 
Meet Rachel, our new Blanket Angel Volunteer Coordinator
We are pleased to introduce Rachel, our Blanket Angel Volunteer Coordinator. She joined the MVOB volunteer team this year to provide a point of contact for our Blanket Angel Coordinators.
Serving as Blanket Angel Volunteer Coordinator gives her the opportunity to combine several of her favorite things: sewing and crafting, caring for children, and organizing. In this role, she will be the go-to contact for Blanket Angels across the country. Read more
One side for now, one for later
Estelle, our BAC in Texas, made 10 quilts for Child Protective Services in Gainesville. The images here show the fronts (top row) and backs of her quilts. 

She told us, “I like making the quilts two sided so that one side can be played upon and the other side will be more suitable as the child gets older. I try to include little people, animals, and/or cars that can be used to play on the quilts.” 
We thought that Estelle’s double-sided quilts might spark your creativity! 
Circle blocks make unique quilts
Debbie brought us some beautiful and unique quilts that she made entirely from circle blocks.

In this short video, she describes the easy, quilt-as-you-go method in case you might want to try it for yourself. (After you watch, please subscribe to our video channel by clicking the red Subscribe button below the video. Thanks! )

For detailed instructions, watch the Missouri Star Circle Magic video that Debbie mentions.
More Virtual Fundraising Events
Coming Your Way

Watch for these virtual events happening later this year!

• May (Foster Care Awareness Month) - virtual "Living Room"
blanket-making events and quilt auction
• August - virtual fundraiser (variety of items for the home)
• October - peer-to-peer Blanket Making Party Challenge
• November - virtual auction of table runners/toppers
National Headquarters Blanket Workshop Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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