Now that our Oddball Blankets are getting longer, it's about time for us to decide who they will be given to:
I have already asked for Amy's blessing, and we have her support. So that's a WONDERFUL thing.
Some options that we need to think about
One person in the forum said that we could offer the blankets up for auction, and give the money to charity.
I would rather NOT do that, since that was not our intention from the beginning. If we decide to do something like that, we should start a new blanket, with that as our goal.
So, here are the charity options for the blankets we've already started. They are numbered so we can comment on the options by number:
#1: A Children's Home (orphanage)
I like this idea, because the blanket could be used on their bed, and taken with them wherever they go. Or, it could be kept at the facility to be used for whoever stays there.
#2: A Ronald McDonald House
Goes along with #1, but this is a specific one that seems to be well-established, and it is international.
#3: A Battered Women's Shelter
I would prefer for us to give one of our blankets to a facility that houses
women. That way, the blanket could stay at that facility.
#4: A Rape Crisis Center
I'm thinking that we might want to save this idea to use for a lapghan, because I think that size blanket would work better for it.
#5: Habitat for Humanity
I'm not sure if this organization could use our blankets, but I think it would be a nice thing for a housewarming gift to those new home owners.
#6: Pediatric Cancer Units
I don't know if they will take our blankets as a donation, but we can check into it.
#7: Pediatric Hospital
Similar to #6, but a more general option
If you all can think of other options, just comment here, and we'll talk about it.
Keep in mind that our knitters are women AND men, so I believe this charity should benefit both sexes. That's why the children's charities appeal to me.