New York, NY (PRWEB) December 9, 2009
Blanket America is a new charity with the goal of helping 1 million needy Americans this holiday season and throughout the next year. By making the Patchwork Heritage Quilt available to the public, Blanket America is off to an auspicious beginning.
Gifts in Kind, lauded as one of the best run charities in the country by Forbes Magazine, has joined hands and hearts with this excellent cause. Blanket America is implementing an exciting new concept called the buy one, give one approach to charity. When consumers buy a Patchwork Heritage Quilt, the proceeds are used to buy one blanket for the poor. The warm blanket is then given to Gifts in Kind International to distribute throughout America.
Gifts in Kind's outreach program is extensive, with work being done in over 150,000 communities throughout the United States of America. They work with half of the Fortune 100 companies to distribute new goods, services and money to Americans in need. With over 35 million Americans living under the poverty line this year, the combined efforts of Blanket America and Gifts in Kind International is a blessing.
The Patchwork Heritage Quilt makes a patriotic statement and is a lovely addition to any home. The quilt, part of the Patchwork Heritage Collection, is a statement piece. On the reverse of the quilt the entire Presidential inaugural address given by Barak Obama on January 20, 2009 is printed on a background featuring Lady Liberty. The face of the quilt is a combination of 13 unique fabrics representing the 13 original colonies. This quilt can be used as bedding or as a patriotic tapestry.
Blanket America's program is gaining the support of big name companies. Amazon.com now offers the Patchwork Heritage Collection. Though the quilt itself will not be available until mid-January, it is advisable to make orders today to avoid being waitlisted. JC Penney's stores will also be carrying the Patchwork Heritage Collection nationwide and through its magazine.
Facebook has even gotten in on the action. Now customers and supporters of the Blanket America movement can become fans and add the Blanket America link to their pages. Their webpage will feature stories and thoughts on the project as well as a comment section about the buy one, give one model. Links to businesses carrying the collection are also featured on the page. Previous articles run in major newspapers and blogs, such as the NY Times and Fast Company are also linked to the page. To join the Blanket America movement on Facebook, visit http://www.blanketamerica.com and click on the "Blanket America is on Facebook!" link in the upper right hand corner of the main page.
Help Blanket America spread warmth and love this holiday season by simply signing up for the Blanket America Facebook group here