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Bink-A-Thon for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Our next event is in Oregon January 19. You can join the fun here in Portland, OR
MLK 2015 Day of Service: Broadcasting in Beaverton, OR 10:00 am Pacific:
Susan Finch is broadcasting live and daring corporations to NEEDLE their competition by challenging them to volunteer as a company. What a great way for charities to benefit! See how it's done at our Bink-A-Thon in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This event is sponsored by The Sales Lead Management Association & Leadspace
Our chapters all have different wish lists. There is a dropdown menu on our site of the current list of local chapters. These are our only official chapters. Usually they will be happy to help you out if you are donating yarn, donating batting, donating cotton, fleece or flannel fabric.
PLEASE find the chapter near you. They can all give you a donation receipt for your donation of clean materials from smoke free homes.
Two ideas to do with fabric markers and Sharpies - great for events.
You will need FABRIC MARKERS, SHARPIES, cardboard or old mat board (optional), masking tape - the brown kind or blue removable, scissors, coffee cans, rubber bands and a spray bottle with denatured alcohol & water mixed. REALLY!
My friend Ande Lyons had me on her show to talk about charities and strategic volunteering - how corporations can make a difference. How do you continue to grow your business in a meaningful way that makes a difference? Implementing a Cause Marketing Strategy is an important first step.
But before you select a nonprofit partner – you need to create a Strategic Volunteer strategy and do your research. Effective cause marketing campaigns are built on solid foundations and taking the time to choose the best partner for your business is key to creating a successful outcome. More importantly, you need to think beyond the money. Strategic Volunteering is not just the monetary contribution. It’s also about donating time, products and services.
Susan and Heather Kraafter talked about all of the ways you can get involved making binkies, kids, too, community service, churches, companies and more while they make a binky online with fleece and scissors only.
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.
We spend the time talking to existing chapter leaders, and a new one to get both sides of this story of what it takes to start and run a chapter. Hear some stories from Binky Patrol's beginnings - Oprah, Family Circle, St. John Knits, Disney and more!
195 Blankets, 110 volunteers, 6 hours. AWESOME way to spend MLK. 2014. It was a way to bring together a lot of ages.
It's a fun event to host - think about is in your area - gather a bunch of people with SHARP scissors. SHARP - really, or they will all be "borrowing" them from those with sharp scissors.
Get some fabric donated, including sheets from local hotels, cut aways from clothing manufacturers, interior designers - just so it can be washed and is soft. Gather people with machines - they can all plug in and GO, GO, GO!
Easy instructions for making fleece blankets.
This Tutorial will get you started on crocheted edging on a blanket for your local chapter! Enjoy!
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!
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.)
For the third year, St. Ann School (pre-K through eighth graders) held their own campus wide Bink-A-Thon. The students at the school ask "when will our Bink-a-thon be?!" starting the first day of school. Thank you to the wonderful parents, teachers and other staff at St. Ann who made this successful event possible.
Chapters near you
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