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.
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.
Ten 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.
The 2019 event will be held on December 14. Our desire for 2019 is to reach 50 children, including deaf and hard of hearing children currently attending Happy Hands Education Center.