There are several ways to help The Schuyler Blanket Project. Here’s how:
1. Request a blanket. Do you know a family who has lost a child? Do you think they could use a tangible reminder that they are being thought of? Often, to a bereaved parent, it seems that the rest of the world has moved on when their world has come to a screeching halt. It can feel as though one is expected to “get over it” in a certain time period. Friends and coworkers stop asking about your well being and start acting as if nothing happened. Worse, some people are so uncomfortable with the loss of a child that they say nothing. A blanket can be a long lasting reminder that their child is not forgotten. It can also remind bereaved parents that they are not alone and that they are thought of, even years after their loss.
To request a blanket for angel parents that you know, please email Tammany (tammanyATschuylersblanketsDOTorg) or Heather (heatherATschuylersblanketsDOTorg). If you are comfortable sharing a bit of the family’s story, please do so. We also like to know the names of the parents and their child so that we can personalize the blanket and our notes to them. If you have specific themes or colors that you would like incorporated, please let us know as well. We will do our best to make those happen.
2. Sponsor a blanket. Do you knit, crochet or sew? Would you like to sponsor a blanket for a family in need? Blanket sponsors are responsible for collecting squares, assembling the blanket, and delivering it to the family. You do not need to belong to Facebook or Ravelry to sponsor a blanket. Tammany or Heather will collect your contact information, including your address. They will then ship the squares you need to you and keep in touch with you about the blanket’s progress.
3. Make squares. Each Schuyler blanket is made up of 36 squares. Squares are 8×8″ and made with soft, washable fibers. We collect squares of every color, knit or crochet. If you would like your contribution to go to a specific blanket, please include a note with your package. We also suggest registering for delivery confirmation as we will not be able to contact every contributor to let them know their squares have arrived. Squares can be sent to:
The Schuyler Blanket Project
PO Box 68846
Indianapolis IN 46268
Thank you so much for volunteering your time and talent to such an important cause.