Blanket America has gained a long list of celebrity supporters at the Sundance Film Festival. The charity is set to help 1 million Americans and 80,000 Haitians in need.
Online PR News – 20-February-2010 – – Blanket America has gained a long list of celebrity supporters at the Sundance Film Festival. The charity is set to help 1 million Americans and 80,000 Haitians in need.
Blanket America is a buy, one give one charity with the goal of helping one million Americans this year. Gifts in Kind International works as an intermediary to distribute these blankets to the poor. Lately, a lot has been happening with the charity. In late December, Blanket America launched with great success. The Today Show and QVC, Amazon.com, JCPenney's stores and many news publications have lent a hand to the cause.
Blanket America, creators of the Patchwork Heritage collection, designed this commemorative collection in response to President Barak Obama's call to action. Obama told us on January 20, 2009 that we were responsible for overcoming our differences, pulling together and doing our parts to make America a better place to live for us and for posterity.
On January 12, 2010 the earthquake in Haiti inspired Blanket America to expand their vision and reach in order to provide 80,000 sheets to earthquake victims. Since that time, Blanket America has spread the word and gained even more support from Celebrities. During the Sundance Film Festival, Blanket America filmed several PSA's with Hollywood's hottest stars.
Some of the best known starts showing support for the cause are Jonathan Silverman, Taryn Manning, Rachel Dratch, Nadia Dajani, Lil Jon, Nadia D, Ryan and Chet from Real World, Cisco Adler, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler Hilton, Adam Green, Rileah Vanderbilt, Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Sabrina Mendoza Moncada, Malin Ackerman, Khloe Kardashian, Lisa Edelstein, Tinsley Mortimer, DJ Aoki, Brandon Molale, Kaycee Stroh, Nadine Crocker, Joel Michaely, Hanna Marks, Stephanie Pratt and Detroit Lions NFL superstar Melvin Fowler. Other stars supporting the cause include James Franco, who supported directly via twitter @jamesfranconews. Aaron Rogers, Adam Busch, Alex Khaluzsky, Amber Benson, Anna O'Reilly, Caitlin Moe, Dabney Mercer, David Blue, Dennis Nusbaum, Donovan Leitch, Fracis Blay, Gabriel Sunday, Hakeem Kae-Dasim, Holly Fields, Jen Gatien, John Forte, Jon Prescott, Kristen Quintrell, Malek Houlihan, Melvin Fowler, DJ Mia Moretti, Nicole Arbour, Noreen DeWulf, Ryan Conklin, DJ Stacey Stylez, Todd Rotandi, Todd Diciurcio and Walter Perez.
Blanket America is garnering support from many sources. They have recently implemented new ways to give to the cause. For every 10 Facebook fan Blanket America gains, another blanket is donated to charity. To view updates and news about the project, join their feed at Twitter or fan them on Facebook. Their website also posts news, pictures and updates and can be found at www.blanketamerica.com.