There is a movement under way to give away 1,000,000 blankets to the needy this year. Inspired by President Obama’s message of our patchwork heritage, Blanket America is under way.
Online PR News – 10-November-2009 – – There is a movement under way to give away 1,000,000 blankets to the needy this year. Inspired by President Obama’s message of our patchwork heritage, Blanket America is under way. The purchase of each keepsake quilt will ensure the donation of a warm blanket to the less fortunate.
Blanket America (see www.blanketamerica.com coming soon) is a program inspired by this message of unity. The program offers a heritage quilt with a fabric patchwork design on the front, with the words of the President’s January 20th, 2009 address on the reverse. This keepsake quilt represents our unity and generous spirit as a nation.
For each quilt purchased a blanket will be donated through Gifts In Kind International. The goal is to reach as many of the 35 million Americans who live in poverty as possible with a message of caring and support and a practical gift of warmth.
With the oncoming winter and economic struggles facing families, these quilts will represent a message of hope and unity, bringing Americans together as they share thoughts and wishes on www.blanketamerica.com. This will be the center for sharing the message as we move forward on this project.
Prices for the quilts are very reasonable, starting at $59.99, and no additional donation is needed to make the gift of a blanket, this will be a part of each purchase. There are also matching pillows and pillow shams available to complete the set. These are colorful patchwork and will easily work in any color scheme.
As President Obama stated, our patchwork heritage is the blending of all the people, much stronger together than apart. He called on the nation to unite and to help one another. This quilt symbolizes that mission of mercy.
Comprised of 13 different fabrics representing the 13 original states, these patchwork quilts will be available in three sizes, lap blanket, full/queen, and king. Along with the decorative pillow shams they will become family keepsakes representing your support of this nationwide program and a remembrance of your gift to others.
Also included is a car magnet to help spread the word about the program and let people know you are involved. The magnet is a patchwork design and will safely attach to your vehicle. These are expected to be very popular and are only available with the purchase of the Blanket America quilt.
We truly are a patchwork nation, sewn of pieces of different size and strength. Together we create a fabric of unity and caring which will cover the nation and keep us warm. Please join this community movement and support our heritage and history of working together in adversity.