Blanket Relief for Metro Detroit
The streets have become the cruelest and most unsuitable waiting room for affordable housing. In 2020, the homeless count went up with 2.2%, marking a fourth consecutive annual increase in homelessness. This count took place before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the pandemic hit, measures were put in place to stop evictions. When this protection ends, it is feared that homelessness will explode with the sad prospect of many people enduring the frigid Michigan winter outside on the street.
Since 2010, with your help and through partnerships with the Metro Detroit homeless shelters, churches and other agencies that provide services to Michigan’s homeless, we have provided over 100,000 new blankets to families who, without this help, have nothing to keep themselves warm.
This year, as you can imagine, your support is needed more than ever. There are opportunities for everyone to help, including service clubs, churches, corporations, and schools. This is how you can join this local relief effort:
Monetary support – Your dollar goes the furthest, we buy in bulk. Please donate here https://tinyurl.com/8nd5kyuh
Make fleece, no-sew tied baby blankets - find the instructions here: https://www.handmadewithjoann.com/home/projects/1414 or
Purchase twin size blankets and drop them off. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The blankets will be accepted at the back of the building. We hope to distribute them by November 17, 2021.
Thank you for participating in this year’s local blanket relief and for spreading the word about this campaign. Only with your support we can keep our neighbors warm.
Would you like to distribute a program flyer? You can find it here.