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Blankies 4 My Buddies And Project Warm Hands Reunite To Warm Up The Lowcountry Again This Winter
Published:
11/4/2014 4:10:09 PM


 

Blankies 4 My Buddies and Project Warm Hands has come together once again to gather warm clothes and blankets for Lowcountry residents this winter. On Saturday, November 8, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the programs will host a drop-off event at Angie’s Hair Studio located at 3025 Ashley Phosphate Road. Everyone is invited to donate gently-used winter clothing, including warm coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, gloves, hats, scarves, boots, and (new) socks, as well as new or used gently used child-themed blankets. The clothes will be donated to local charities that provide shelter and basic needs at no cost for families in need. Blankets are donated to local hospitals and charities to provide an extra dose of comfort and warmth for sick and displaced children.


Local stylist and beauty expert, Angie Ravenel has been collecting warm gear from her clients for almost a decade. A mom of two now grown sons, she developed Project Warm Hands out of concern for seeing students without adequate clothing during the cold months. “The growth of the program has been phenomenal as the participation and support of the community grows each year,” says Ravenel. “My favorite part is when we deliver bundles of warm clothes to the receiving charities. Their gratitude and excitement for being able to provide these items for their population are priceless, and well worth the time and energy it takes to coordinate Project Warm hands each year.”


In the past 4 years, Project Warm Hands has collected and donated over 3,000 items to local shelters and charitable organizations. “I am very excited about working with Blankies 4 My Buddies again this year. “It is great to see kids with the desire to help others,” says Ravenel.


Blankies 4 My Buddies was created by 7 year-old C.J. Matthews, a student at Laurel Hill Primary School, and his mother in March 2013.  A former teacher and community activist in Los Angeles, Kristen Wright-Matthews believes in teaching children about giving. “I grew up watching my mom give so much of her time supporting us [my siblings and I] and different organizations in the community, and it rubbed off on me,” says Wright-Matthews.


“Children learn from what they see, so my husband Chris and I practice and teach C.J. the qualities that we want him to emulate. We are very proud to watch him grow into this leadership role at such an early age.”


Blankies 4 My Buddies began as a crowdfunding project to get support from family and friends around the country who wanted to support C.J.’s desire to prevent kids from being cold and lonely. “We thought we’d buy a few blankets to donate, and that would be it, but C.J. really got into the work and here we are,” says Wright-Matthews. Last year, Blankies 4 My Buddies collected over 100 blankets, and C.J. set his goal at 200 this year.  Donations can be made online at www.gofundme.com/blankies4mybuddies.


Call (404) 641-7195 or email for more information, or to coordinate a group donation.


 

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