Our Most Urgent Need for JANUARY
SHIPPING FUNDS! We've shipped 28 boxes already this month (as of 1/26)....and we're just getting started!
For the first time ever, we're offering an added incentive for all shipping donations. Make a donation in January, and you'll get to choose a handmade "comfort scarf!" You can even have it sent as a gift to someone else....we'll explain that their scarf helped ship blankets!
How you can help..
Here's what you can do today to help these homeless pets...
#1 Sponsor a blanket shipment...
As we work with shelters farther and farther away, it becomes more difficult to get the blankets to them! For just $10 you can sponsor the shipment of 25 blankets to a shelter!
Please consider making a donation of any amount, with 100% always going exclusively to ship blankets. Thank you for helping us, help them!
#2 Make a blanket -
If you know how to knit, crochet, sew, or just use scissors - why not start on a critter blanket today? They're fast to make, and lots of fun! Once you have a few done, you can send them to a participating shelter in your state, or to CFC headquarters in Glen Ellyn, IL for distribution to a shelter.
* Knit or Crochet a Blanket - Knit or crochet a blanket using any pattern and any color of washable yarn. Feel free to mix and match colors, and even make up your own pattern! The finished blanket should be approximately 20 inches square. If it's not perfect (who is?) that's fine with us, and the critters! If you'd like some ideal patterns for blankets, just check out our "Volunteer Resources" page.
While most of the blankets we make and send are this size, we do love and support larger dogs and other "critters". So do feel free to make them doggie-sized if you like, or larger to accommodate larger pets. We gladly take ANY size blanket and will find the perfect animal to cuddle it!
* Make a Fleece Blanket - Use two pieces of fleece (so that it's nice and thick) - at least one piece should have a pattern, if possible. You can sew them together or cut and tie them. If they do have ties, please try to make the center (untied) portion of the blanket about 18-inches square.
#3 Donate yarn or fleece -
If you don't have the time or expertise, but do have some extra yarn (leftover from a project) or a full skein you've never gotten around to using, we can put it to good use! Any amount, any color 4-ply yarn will be gratefully accepted.
We also gladly accept any leftover fleece material. We use larger pieces of fleece to make blankets, and smaller strips to make pull-toys for shelter dogs. We have a 24/7 drop-off bin in Glen Ellyn, IL to receive donations.