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Blanket Statements

I had intended to write a post about blanket statements - the kind that stem from gross generalizations and are almost always unfair and untrue.  But while looking for pictures to use, I came across the Blanket Statements organization, and was so delighted with what they are doing that I decided to share it with you. 

Who doesn't love the security of curling up with a soft blanket?  What a wonderful idea to provide that bit of comfort and caring for someone else! The concept is simple, buy a blanket from their website and they will donate an identical one to someone in a shelter.  You can even add your name and a personal note to the gift card if you like.  Don't need an extra blanket? Donate both of them!

I encourage you to check out Blanket Statements and think about blanketing someone with a little love!
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I'm linking up with Brenda at BYG Adventures today, where the word we are Pondering this week is "blanket"...  
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21 comments:

  1. Thanks, Josie. An interesting concept.

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    1. I think it's an awesome idea, Val. People in shelters often have so very few things to call their own, much less a soft, pretty blanket.

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  2. What a wonderful idea! I hope you'll still write your post about blanket statements sometime though. I was looking forward to reading it, as this is one of my pet peeves!

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    1. It is one of my pet peeves too Ranci, any kind of generalization that attempts to single out a group of people for derision makes me angry. I may go ahead and writ it at some point, though I suspect that the people who do this have their minds so tightly closed that we won't be able to get much enlightenment through the cracks!

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  3. I love this idea... I wonder if we could donate blankets to them!

    Thanks for pondering with me

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    1. I do too, Brenda. That's a great question, it might be interesting to email them and ask that. It might have to be new store-purchased blankets due to health/safety concerns, etc. but I live the concept. For that matter, donating blankets to any shelter that would accept them is a great plan. I'm thinking that shelters for domestic violence would be a wonderful place to donate knitted or crocheted blankets, or purchased ones. For sure those ladies and their children could use some extra TLC too!

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  4. I love this - and the fact that the card boasts one of my favorite lines from Thoreau makes me love it all the more. So glad you posted this. I think I may have found my Christmas shopping problems solved! My Mom will absolutely love it! And Kidzilla - she has a big soft spot for the homeless. She worries about them.

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    1. Although, I have to add...since we're talking pet peeves...that the Thoreau is actually mis-quoted. It's more of a paraphrase. But still a good one!

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    2. I was thinking the same thing, Lisa, this is something I could do. I am curious to learn more about the organization, it appears that their underlying purpose is to provide blankets, rather than to make a profit off selling them, and that's a noble thing to do!

      I have no doubt that you are correct about the quote, Lisa. That is one of the downsides of the Internet and today's self-publishing of information materials. Just because we read someone said it doesn't mean they necessarily did. Really, though, if they are using that on their labels, the inaccuracy should be pointed out to them so they can correct it.

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  5. What a happy way to help others!

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    1. I agree, Mimi, everybody loves a soft blanket!

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  6. It's wonderful to help others.

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    1. It sure is, Gail, nothing makes me feel better than when I'm doing some small act of kindness for someone else.

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  7. What a grand idea. This result from a prompt is delightful.

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    1. It is an awesome concept, isn't it? So simple and obvious, and yet I never would have thought of it had I not gone looking for "blanket statements"... and I like this kind so much more! :-)

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  8. what a wonderful thing!! We have something similar around here. And a group of ladies from my church make ones for the neonatal care unit at the hospital. I just knew blanket meant Love! :)

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    1. Making blankets for tiny babies would be such a special project, I would love that! I think we do equate blankets with love, comfort, warmth and security. Thinking of blankets makes me smile!

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  9. Oh my gosh!!!! You have to know - I LOVE THIS! Just like The Giving Keys company, things like this are just awesome. I will DEFINITELY keep this in mind!!! Oh thank you for sharing!

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    1. That's exactly how I felt when I stumbled across it in my Google search, Carrie. It was like "WOW, this is what God wanted me to find here", not some ol' negative lines about other people. It was perfect, it made me feel all "warm and fuzzy" inside. I love that you can include your own name and an encouraging note. Who knows what spiritual connections could be waiting to happen that way! I'm sure that your blanket would go just where it was intended!

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  10. Thank you for writing about a wonderful organization.

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    1. I am delighted that everyone found it as wonderful as I did, Romi. I love it when I can share news of people and organizations that are doing good works!

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