Blanket America Charity Launches, More Support Needed
01/09/2010

Blanket America is gaining more and more support from fellow Americans as well as people from other countries around the world through its fan page and application in Facebook and Twitter

Online PR News – 09-January-2010 – – Blanket America is gaining more and more support from fellow Americans as well as people from other countries around the world through its fan page and application in Facebook and Twitter. On its Facebook page, there is an interactive map of the USA displaying the areas around the country suffering from poverty, a link to the main website, pictures of the Patchwork Heritage Quilt, and of course a link to the preorder page where interested customers can preorder the quilt and help the one million families in need.
Facebook and Twitter are just two of the many ways Blanket America has chosen to spread the word of charity and unity. Knowing that 40 million people are left in the cold and have very scarce means of buying good clothing and shelter, the company started a Buy 1, Give 1 model in which a customer buys a Patchwork Heritage Quilt to be able to donate a blanket to a needy American family. One million is the initial goal and that number is set to increase the following year. Gifts in Kind, International, one of the best charities known in the country, has partnered with Blanket America by distributing the blankets to the needy.
Other companies have also showed their support for the cause Blanket America believes in. Names like Amazon.com, JCPenney, Fast Company, and QVC are found in the official website, which means they are willing to lend a hand in achieving the goals and the overall success of the project. In fact, customers who want to preorder can visit Amazon.com or QVC with prices ranging from $50 to $99.99 depending on the size of the quilt. The purchased quilts are set to be shipped mid-January.
The Patchwork Heritage Quilt was a product born out of inspiration from the inaugural speech of President Barack Obama. Lauding America as having a “patchwork heritage”, it was these words that Blanket America sprung from and the Patchwork Heritage Quilt was born. The quilt is made in different sizes depending on its chosen function: it can be used as a throw blanket, a tapestry, or a piece of decorative bedding for the bedroom. The front shows 13 attractive fabrics that, when patched together, forms the 13 original American colonies while the back displays the president’s inaugural speech on a beautifully done Lady Liberty background.
Visit the official website at http://www.blanketamerica.com or Amazon.com and QVC to preorder the Patchwork Heritage Quilt.