Welcome to Binky Patrol!
We are an all volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind. Our recipients are from 0-18.Share
Bink-A-Thon & National Make A Difference Day
Time to plan your Bink-A-Thon for October 26. Join a local chapter or host your own event. Learn how. Find a place, get some friends, gather materials, bring coffee!
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A chapter leader recently asked us ways to get people interested in volunteering. She's building her chapter and I thought you might find the ideas helpful. Read on, especially if you are struggling to get friends, neighbors and groups to help you start volunteering to make blankets. It's not hard - just tell them whom they will be helping.
Kids, teens, adults find themselves needing community service hours from time to time. This can be for school, a service organization, referral by a local judge - it doesn't matter. We look at it as an opportunity to expose an unlikely volunteer to Binky Patrol, and show them how easy it can be to make a difference AND meet community service requirements.
Easy instructions for making fleece blankets.
Several months ago, Susan Finch was interviewed by Nancy as a guest via Skype. Click the headline to see the video.
This Tutorial will get you started on crocheted edging on a blanket for your local chapter! Enjoy!
This tutorial will teach you how to make a VERY basic quilt for Binky Patrol.
Learn how easy it can be to have a Bink-A-Thon. We have it all planned out with ideas based on 15 years' experience. It's fun and can be easy with a team!
Troops 40905, 40223 and several others have been joined by local families, teens having parties to make binkies to be delivered to local area children and teens in need.
Want to reach a targeted audience? Consider donating $100 - $300 to Binky Patrol for the year and have your ad on the home page either at the top or in the right column of all inside pages. The money will be used for events, batting, Girl Scout patches and more.
This article is in answer to a many emails from people who say they want to help make blankets, but don't know how to donate them, where to send them, etc. Please read this article to get these answers.
A binky is a homemade blanket that can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or quilted. They range in size from 3 feet square up to twin bed size. (Sometimes we get requests for smaller binkies, 2' x 2' for our little Preemie babies, stroller size and our Binky Angels.)
Chapters near you
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