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Homemade Goods Being Collected for Displaced Sandy Residents

Non-profit Blankie Depot is looking for newly made blankets and collecting donations at the Monmouth County Library.

Blankie Depot, a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is looking to give back to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The company aims to provide homemade blankets to the children of New Jersey who suffer from illness or trauma.

At the moment, Blankie Depot is looking to collect large quilts, knitted or crochet hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, children's quilts, fleece blankets, sewn pillow cases, afghans and flannel robes.

A collection bin is currently located at the Monmouth County Library (near the DVD room) in Manalapan Township from now until January 31, 2013.

Blankie Depot requests that all donations be newly made, machine washable, and cleaned before being donated.

Can't make it to the Monmouth County Library? Directly send donations to Blankie Depot headquarters:

79 Jackson Street
Keyport, NJ 07735

Attn: H. Roberts, President

If you are shipping contributions, please place the goods inside of a clear ziplock bag or a tall white kitchen bag before placing them in a shipping box. Please include your name, address, and email in the box if you wish to receive a tax receipt from Blankie Depot.

If you are interested in volunteering with Blankie Depot, please contact the Director by emailing him at director@blankiedepo.org.

All donations will help the residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy.

Natalie Biafora December 06, 2012 at 11:15 PM
The heck with all that crap !! Give them/us a new place to live... and some $$ to repair or rebuild ! NOW!!
Joyce Savia December 07, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Not being in an area heavily damaged by Sandy, I guess I don't understand your apparent frustration. However, your snide/rude comments about what appears to be a genuine offer of assistance seem, to me, to be uncalled for. Those expressing your kind of thoughts would likely be the last to receive assistance from any organization I was in charge of. You sound as if you feel you deserve any and all assistance and you DEMIND it right now. Good luck with that!!
Janell P Davis December 09, 2012 at 04:48 PM
How ungrateful some people can be when others go out of their way to provide warmth and comfort to those in need. I truly hope this person has no children as it would be a travesty to know that another generation was being taught behavior and attitude such as this.
MiddletownResident December 11, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Friend of mine in another state made and sent me TONS of home made winter hats...I am looking to donate them for FREE
Sarah H December 13, 2012 at 09:29 PM
I contacted the President of this collection. She was AWFUL and VERY UNKIND!! I would NEVER EVER donate through Blankie Depot and for the record they ARE NOT affiliated with PROJECT LINUS

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