Who We Are

Blankets of Blessing is a 501C3 non-profit based in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, hosting an annual outreach to children in our local community from low income families that occurs each December. 

Our Mission

The mission of Blankets of Blessing is to provide children in our local community with his or her very own blanket and other gifts as an expression of the importance, value and worth of their individual lives. 

Our Story

Eleven years ago I spent time at the LA Dream Center to volunteer in helping work with their mission to reach people in the areas of poverty, addiction, and abuse. Seeing the vast number of homeless sleeping on the streets of LA had a profound impact on my life.

Shortly after returning, I was pulling an old blanket from the linen closet and noticed a significant hole had worn in the middle of it. Immediately, the thought came, “Blankets are expensive. How are the poor able to obtain blankets to keep them warm during the cold winter months?”

Years previous, I had become acquainted with a family who invited me and a couple of my friends into their home. I still remember the bare mattress laying on the living room floor that served as both a couch and bed for this single mom and her three children. How would a family facing these challenges be able to keep their children warm if they couldn’t even afford to put sheets on a mattress?

While pulling that blanket out of the closet I heard in my heart, “Blankets of Blessing.” It would be 8 years before this vision would become a reality, and on July 24, 2019, Blankets of Blessing became its own 501C3 non-profit charity serving preschool children from low income families in Broken Arrow, OK and surrounding areas.

Blankets of Blessing 2020

In an unprecedented year, with families dealing with covid19 and many losing jobs and struggling to provide for their children, we were able to help over 100 children and their families from our local community from low income households, including deaf and hard of hearing preschool children . 
 
We employed covid safety measures including temperature checks at the door, assigned family tables, masks, and social distancing. The joy in the eyes of the children was undeniable and the excitement in the room could not be contained! 
 
This year every child ages 0-6 received a new blanket, hat & gloves, Christmas pjs & socks, a book, and 2 toys. All children who wanted to participate made their own take-home Christmas ornament and received toddler-safe removable Christmas tattoos. Through event drawings, 20 children received brand new toddler bikes and 10 children received brand new scooters. Older siblings also participated in drawings for fun, age-appropriate gifts. Each parent/guardian received gift baskets filled with wonderful gifts and gift cards thanks to the generosity of many local businesses.
 
We are so grateful to the local businesses in our community, friends, and family who so generously and selflessly gave of their resources, time, and love to benefit those going through a difficult season in their lives. THANK YOU!!!  It it so true that it is better to give than to receive!
 
If you are generous with the hungry and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out, your lives will begin to glow in the darkness, your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.”

Donations

Whether you are an individual or a business, we are accepting donations. Checkout our donations page to see exactly what your donation would fund. 

Upcoming Event

The 2021 event will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned!