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Goal for 2021
Blankets for 25,000 Children in Foster Care

Together we can do it, one blanket at a time! Current number: 8,612

My Very Own Blanket is brings blankets of love, comfort and hope to children in foster care. Here is how you can help us do just that!

  • Order blanket kits online. Pick up inside our workshop Monday - Friday, 9 am to Noon, or use our 24-hour curbside bin just outside the workshop.

  • Drop off your finished blankets in the 24-hour curbside bin outside our workshop..

  • Not in Central Ohio? Sponsor our "no-sew" blanket kits online to have them sent to you. We will help you contact your local children's services to deliver to kids in care in your area! Delivering Your Blankets

The students above are from the Student Occupational Therapy Association at Western Michigan University. They made 15 "socially-distanced" blankets for children in foster care in their area. Many thanks!
The story behind the blanket
Ramona brought in a blanket that was made by her mother, a former foster child. Here’s what she told us.

My mother grew up in foster care, and now she supports organizations that help foster kids because she says, “I just want those kids to know that someone cares about them. When you’re in foster care, you don’t feel good enough or worthy of love. It would have meant so much to receive something of my own knowing that someone had made it for me.”

This is why every blanket you make is important.
Blanket birthday party helps Girl Scout earn award
Last year, we partnered with Anna on a project for her Girl Scout Silver Award by posting on our website her idea for a blanket-making birthday party, complete with party ideas and invitations.

Girl Scout Cadettes (6-8 yrs. old) earn a Silver Award—the highest honor a Cadette can achieve--by focusing on an issue they care about, learning the facts, and taking action to make a difference.
We just learned that Anna has earned her Silver Award! Congratulations, Anna. We are happy to be partners with you in providing comfort and love for children in foster care. 

Thanks very much for the wonderful idea. We'll keep it available on our site to inspire others. Blanket Birthday Party
Sardis Quilters welcome new member, renovated workshop
Our Blanket Angel, Alice, who has worked for the last 15 years with a small group of quilters in Sardis, Ohio, making blankets for MVOB, sent us this photo of their newest member, Sadie, age 6, shown here with quilter Linda, who has taken both Sadie and her sister Sophia under her wing.
The Sardis quilters are supported by Lee Township trustees, who donated the building where they work—and recently added new roof, windows, door and siding.
Forrest Smith, Heavenly Blanket Angel

Forrest and his wife Betty were among our very first Blanket Angel volunteers. They joined us within our first year of operation in 1999 and helped to make hundreds of blankets every year! Forrest, 91, died on April 23 after a short illness.
Forrest cut fabric squares, Betty sewed them together to make quilt tops, and Forrest’s sister Florence would help to finish them. Forrest was also a skilled woodworker. Above is a hanger he made for MVOB. 

We are so blessed by and thankful for the years of time and dedication Forrest gave to our organization, providing love, comfort and hope to children in foster care! We send our deepest sympathies to the family.  Obituary
Foster Care Insight
The median age of children in foster care is 6 ½. While many people stereotype foster children as troubled teens, actually most foster children are just that — children.

Their biological parents are taken from them at a very young age, which can have a huge impact on their cognitive and emotional development growing up if they are not cared for properly in their youth.

Delivering blankets near and far! Website changes reflect our growth.
We’ve made some updates to our website recently to reflect the fact that our faithful Central Ohio Blanket Angels are being joined by Blanket Angels who live far from our workshop in Westerville, Ohio.

Since Blanket Angels from Idaho, Rhode Island or California can’t usually drop in for a visit, we have made it easier to get information online.
Under the Get Involved and Delivering Blankets menu options, Blanket Angels can find details about the types of blankets we need and, especially, about where to deliver their finished blankets close to home. The Delivering Blankets page contains a list of agencies in every state (and a few in Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands) that work with children in foster care and would welcome donations of handmade blankets.

We hope these new pages will make it easier for our growing team of Blanket Angels who live many miles from our headquarters in Westerville.  Delivering Blankets
Do you advocate for children in foster care?
If you are a caseworker or advocate for children in foster care, we would love to provide blankets that you can share with kids who could use something to hold onto. Just tell us how many you need. 614-530-3327 or
Blanket Angel Snapshots
When 99-year-old Rootie of Mount Gilead heard about MVOB, she wanted to help. She made a financial donation and completed fleece blankets for us. She also sews for her church, making layettes for newborns. So inspiring!
These members of the Bibs & Boots 4-H Club in Richland County brought us 29 blankets made by club members, some of whom have family members who are active in foster care and have adopted children they fostered. We're grateful for their support!
Laura, a student at Columbus Academy, earned service hours by making 45 blankets for children in foster care. Thanks!
More Virtual Fundraising Events
Coming Your Way

Watch for these virtual events happening later this year!

·  Christmas shopping in August!  Virtual auction, 8/23 – 27
·  October - Peer-to-peer “Tag, you’re it!” blanket challenge
·  Oct. large quilt raffle. Buy & sell tickets. Drawing 10/29 
·  Nov. virtual auction – quilts, children’s panels, holiday decor
Easy ways to give while you shop
Amazon Smile. Purchase with purpose. Amazon donates to MVOB when you shop at
Kroger Community Rewards
Shop with your Plus Card to earn donations for MVOB. Enroll here. Our account: CG546.
National Headquarters Blanket Workshop Hours
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - Noon
Drop off your donation of finished blankets at any time in the brown donation bin in front of our
Blanket Workshop at 407 W. Main Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081
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