's Bold Goal is to “Cover the World in Hugs”

Share Article donates "healing thoughts" blankie to someone in need for every "healing thoughts" blankie purchased.'s bold goal is to “Cover the World in Hugs” by delivering a donated "healing thoughts" blankie to someone in need for every "healing thoughts" blankie purchased. The online company sells and promotes caring through the distribution of inspirational fleece blankies to those experiencing a time in their life when being wrapped in good healing thoughts is appreciated.

"A card or a flower just doesn’t last long enough,” says co-founder Gene Banducci.

In the 1990s, co-founder Shelly Pollock managed sales and marketing for Second Nature Software, which donated 100% of its profits to The Nature Conservancy. Later, she learned about the work of Tom's Shoes, the Tacoma-based Liberty BottleWorks, and TinySuperheroes – all companies “doing good.” has joined the responsible organizations who have incorporated the giving into their Business Model.

“Everyone I hug knows that my feelings are genuine and heartfelt,” says Pollock. “In the past, if family, friend, or client faced some kind of health crisis, I wanted to send them get-well wishes that they could literally wrap around themselves for lasting and constant comfort.”

BlankieGram's throws are designed to deliver that comfort through healing colors, cozy fleece, and the positive thoughts and affirmations written on them. They serve as warm and fuzzy reminders to the recipients that they are cared about.

“Keeping a positive attitude can be an important part of the healing process,” says Banducci. “The many wishes covering the throws are designed to lift one's spirits: becoming well soon, hanging onto personal courage and healing thoughts. It’s truly the next best thing to being there.

“The colors themselves also have an impact on healing,” Banducci continues. “For instance, teal can recharge our spirits during times of mental stress and fatigue, alleviating feelings of loneliness. Focus on teal and you can feel its calm and gentle invigoration. Soon you’ll be ready to face the world again."

“When a person wraps up in a soft Blankie,” Pollock says, “it lifts their spirits to know that others are thinking of them and sending positive energy and sincere wishes that they will feel better soon.”

One of the original developers of this movement, Mr. Mycoskie, of Toms Shoes, said, “The social entrepreneurship movement is made up of a lot of like-minded individuals, and in many ways it's a fraternity of people who want to do business differently,” We at want to become a part of this great fraternity of organizations, and with your support we will grow into the kind of socially responsible company we have grown to respect.

BlankieGram launched their website and Facebook page". Owners Shelly Pollock, of Ocean Park, WA and Gene Banducci, of Portland OR, strive to find ways to give back to their communities. Today they are expanding their commitment to positive action to a totally new level, one of literally wrapping us in healing thoughts and wishes.

To send someone a "healing thoughts" BlankieGram or to learn more about how to nominate a group to receive donated Blankies go to:


In 2012, Shelly Pollock and Gene Banducci wanted to build something that would be a positive contribution to society and build a giving strategy targeted at those who were most vulnerable. Two years later, in 2014, is officially launched with operations in Portland, Oregon. BlankieGram is currently available in North America.

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