The windows are open and the cool fall breeze is blowing through our house, and I am happy. Seriously happy. I love when it’s cold enough to snuggle up under a blanket if you want to but you won’t freeze to death without it. There’s something so exciting about pulling out those long forgotten warm blankets after a blistering summer. Sundays are usually lazy around our house, well at least we hope they are, so blankets make perfect companions on this day of rest. Blankets are the best when you have someone you love to share them with. Our little love seat can get a little crowed when Scott and I are joined by both of our dogs but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Bring on the blankets and the snuggle fest!
Blankets are great for chilly Sunday evenings but they are also essential when disaster strikes and families are left with nothing. Shelter Box understood this and decided back in 2001 that they would be the ones to step up to the plate and help disaster victims of all kinds out. Over the past ten years, SB has helped over 800,000 people in 57 different countries recover from floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and even war. This green box of hope shows up with new tents, blankets, sheets, gloves, plates, tools, and even a stove for cooking. Even the box can be used to store food or even as a cot. SB also includes some coloring books, crayons, pencils, and paper to draw on because they know that a smile can be just as warming as a blanket when mother nature has stripped you of all your possessions.
The awesome contents of a Shelter Box
Warm Blankets Orphan Care International may not provide actual blankets like SB, but they do save the lives of orphans and widows in third world countries. WB has a fresh take on the challenge of finding homes for innocent children, by creating church based family homes. We all know by now that it takes a village to raise a child, and that’s exactly the type of system that WB has worked to establish. No matter what your opinion of religion may be, you can’t disagree with the love and security these widows and children feel for the first time from WB church members. They provide a real-life security blanket.
Shelter Box Charity
Warm Blanket Orphan Care International Donation
So here’s to you blankets! You are there for comfort and warmth starting in the fall and carrying us all the way through the depths of winter. You’re can be fleece, cotton, wool, or micro plush. You’re on our beds, on our couches, in our favorite recliners, and even on our back porches. Thank you for making our lives a little warmer and our weeknights are little cuddlier.