That's how many FREE handmade blankets we have given to animal shelters as of
August 25th, 2016!
(OVER 5,500 blankets shipped so far this year!)
4 Ways to Help Today!
#1 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 (please let me know when you do), or to CFC headquarters in Glen Ellyn, IL for distribution to a shelter.
#2 Buy a blanket - Ship a box!
This is a great way for non-crafters to help! Linda, CFC's founder, creates limited-edition blankets to be sold on Etsy, soley to support CFC and raise shipping funds.
Each blanket will include this card, indicating that a box of handmade blankets will be shipped to a shelter in need.
A beautiful blanket PLUS sponsoring a shipment, equals a meaningful gift for any pet lover!
#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. Please see our volunteer resources page for more details.
#4 Sponsor a blanket shipment
We provide 600-800 blankets per month to animal shelters across the US. As we work with shelters farther away, it becomes more expensive to get the blankets to them. Shipping rates (not stamps) rose dramatically in early 2016, so sponsoring a blanket shipment is an easy way to help!
Any amount helps ... so please consider making a donation, with 100% going exclusively to ship blankets! Thank you!