For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
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Collection of blankets begins at a DC church in preparation for the Homeless #MemorialBlanket display on Dec. 21
• The Homeless Memorial Blanket Project is organizing the display on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington DC, followed by distribution to people experiencing homelessness.
• People across the US with sewing, knitting, crocheting, and quilting skills are invited to join the project: Find a state at https://memorialblanket.org
WASHINGTON, DC — The Homeless Memorial Blanket Project is collecting donated handmade blankets at a local church in Washington DC in preparation for the display of blankets on the West Lawn of the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 21.
When the display is disassembled, the blankets will be distributed to families and individuals in dire need during the winter.
Organizers are inviting blanket makers to drop off their creations at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street NE in Washington DC.
They can do so Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., now through Dec. 20. The church will store the blankets until the event.
“Our congregation is excited to partner with the #MemorialBlanket Project,” said Jarrod Jabre, Director of Operations at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. “By faith in Christ, we are bold to proclaim that ‘All are Welcome.’ Providing space and availability for the artisans who are creating blankets to those without homes is a perfect fit for us.”
Organizers of the Homeless Memorial Blanket Project are aiming for a total of at least 500 blankets, contributed by participants in every state and territory, for the display on Dec. 21 with the goal of raising public awareness of people without adequate housing.
The project has participants in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Volunteers in each state are being asked to make at least 100 blankets, providing ten for the Capitol Lawn display and donating another 90 or more to outreach programs in their area. Typical blankets dimensions are 45″ x 80″ and 60″ x 80″ with a variety of fabrics, fibers, and colors.
The Homeless Memorial Blanket Project is hosted by the Charles Bruce Foundation (https://
charlesbrucefoundation.com), which is located in central Pennsylvania. The Dec. 21 display will be an arts installation by this nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
Anyone interested in participating can sign up for their state at https://memorialblanket.org.
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Homeless Memorial Blanket Project on Facebook (national group)
To find a state Facebook group, type Homeless Remembrance Blanket and the state’s name in Search
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