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

Together we can do it, 1 blanket at a time!
Current number: 3,351

My Very Own Blanket 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!
We were thrilled to have MVOB, and some of our faithful Blanket Angels, featured on NBC4 News on March 12. Don't miss this great story!
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
Pennsylvania fifth-graders make 55 blankets for local foster children
Fifth-graders in State College, Pennsylvania recently made 55 fleece blankets to be donated to children in foster care in their community.

The students from Spring Creek Elementary School raised funds for the blanket kits they purchased from MVOB by creating art for decorating mouse pads, ornaments, mugs and other objects. The fifth grade PTO fund also provided support.

“Our students were eager to make a difference for children in our community," said fifth grade teacher Leigh Schmeck.

We are very grateful for these young Blanket Angels and their teachers, carrying our mission far from Central Ohio. 

From an article by Chris Rosenblum on the Spring Creek Elementary School website.

Foster Care Insight |
An excellent resource on foster care is FosterMore is a coalition of businesses and organizations working to create greater understanding, empathy, and action to improve the future of youth in foster care.

A recent blog post features Lisa Joyner (shown at left), “a good influence in the foster care community.” A foster child herself, Lisa as an adult “has committed to helping foster youth in many ways including by helping reunite biological families that are separated by adoption or being placed into foster care.” Read more
New quilter donates her first creation to MVOB
This quilt was made by Sarah for children in foster care. Sarah's story reminds us that our blankets touch more people than the children for whom they are made.

This is my first quilt. I actually made this in a very unusual place. I knew how to sew but not how to quilt. I ended up in prison for some bad choices that I made. My job while I was there was making quilts for foster children. The program is called My Very Own Blanket. While I was there they let me make this. I hand quilted it, and it is made completely out of scraps that I found. I am very proud of this.
Thank you, Sarah, for the beautiful quilt.

We are proud that you are a Blanket Angel.
Blanket Angel Coordinators spread love across the U.S.
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 (BAC).
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 about Rachel
Our Blanket Angel Coordinators are supporters who want to help children in foster care feel valued, comforted and loved by providing handmade blankets to children in their area. Most live outside of Central Ohio, and they donate the blankets they make to children who live in their own area, spreading our mission and ministry across the country, far from our workshop in Westerville, Ohio. Read more about our BACs
Blanket Angel Snapshots
We're grateful for Jack, a member of Lambda Phi fraternity at OSU, who made 22 blankets to earn fraternity service hours.
Connor, a very giving Scout, made 34 fleece blankets! And his mom added a beautiful purple blanket made from fleece scraps.
This Blanket Angel dropped off 36 blankets made by the members of her American Heritage Girls Troop 0031 at St. Patrick’s Church!
Fundraising Update
Quilt Auction
Thanks to all who participated in our recent auction of children’s quilts. Eighteen winning bidders, who purchased 39 quilts, plus a generous cash donor, gave $1,875 to support our mission. 

Cupcake Benefit
Bake a Difference, a Westerville bakery that specializes in filled gourmet cupcakes, raised $120 for MVOB with a Valentine fundraiser. Co-owner, Dean, delivered a check and a cupcake sample! Many thanks!
More Virtual Fundraising Events
Are 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
Easy ways to give while you shop
Amazon Smile. Purchase with purpose. Amazon donates to MVOB when you shop at
MVOB received $44.83 through AmazonSmile activity between October 1 and December 31, 2020. Thanks!
Kroger Community Rewards
Shop with your Plus Card to earn donations for MVOB. Enroll here. Our account: CG546.
Between 11/1/20 and 1/31/21, 52 families contributed $240.28 to MVOB with Community Rewards. Thanks!
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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