Making Blankets of Love: The Joyful Foundation

by This is Carrie on November 8, 2011

I am often overwhelmed by the amount of good people are doing in this world. Just the other night, I met a group of dedicated volunteers from The Joyful Foundation located here in Orange Country.  The Joyful Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides quality, hand-made blankets to individuals in their time of illness or hardship.  Together, with a few more women gathered from my church, we learned about the organization that has donated 40,000 blankets since 2005, then worked at our sewing machines to make 14 more blankets.  It’s hard not to look at our efforts as just a tiny drop in a huge bucket of need and hardship, but if you believe in their mission statement, “a life can be changed one small act of kindness at a time”, just one blanket makes all the difference to the person that receives it.

The Joyful Foundation is a 100% volunteer organization with 100% of donations going straight to making blankets for those in need.

Donate HERE.

If you are in the Orange County area, here’s how you can get involved from home, at their facility or with a group.  Even kids ages 8+ can help by making dog toys from fleece scraps.


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Sarah November 9, 2011 at 6:34 pm

I love this!
We just started our second year for our blanket project
You can check it out here!


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