CT Binky Patrol makes record-number of blankets, donates to The Center in Danbury and Center for Family Justice, Safe Haven in Waterbury

The Monroe/ Trumbull chapter of Binky Patrol has had an incredible week. It started with the Trumbull High Vollleyball Team’s Blanket Making session on Thursday afternoon where the girls cranked out 39 blankets in an hour. Then the chapter was part of a national Bink-A-Thon this past Saturday at Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe. 

During that time about 50 volunteers made 122 blankets that were given to the Center for Family Justice, Safe Haven of Waterbury (CT), and The Center for Empowerment and Education (Danbury, CT). The MrBallen Foundation sponsored the national event where chapters from 7 different states joined forces and made over 1400 blankets in one day. Then on Sunday, the Trumbull High Field Hockey Team and Trumbull Youth Field Hockey Teams joined forces at the Lakewood Trumbull YMCA to make 43 blankets  Blankets made this week will also be given to Al’s Angels for distribution to the local hospitals during the holiday season 

Binky Patrol is a non-profit organization based out of Beaverton, Oregon. Binky Patrol Monroe-Trumbull has been an official chapter for the last nine years, and we have delivered over 18,000 binkies since our chapter began. The blankets we have collected so far have been delivered to area hospitals, and social service agencies like the Center for Family Justice and Bridgeport Rescue Mission, as well as individual children who are in need of a hug.

When tragedy strikes and impacts a group of children or teens, we are there with our binkies. We have quickly gotten our binkies en masse to school groups, sororities, and sports teams, and we have shipped them off to hurricane-ravaged communities in the Outer Banks, North Carolina and the Bahamas. We have also provided binkies for the campers at Camp Hope, a resident and day camp for abused children run by the Center for Family Justice. Each holiday season, we give Santa (Al DiGuido, head of Al’s Angels) at least 500 blankets so he can distribute them during the holidays to hospitals in the tri-state area. 

Binky Patrol Monroe/Trumbull is still in need of sponsors and donations so we can buy the fleece material needed to help us reach our goal.  If you or your business is interested in sponsoring us, you can click here. Please make a notation that the funds should go to the Monroe/Trumbull chapter. Thank you.

We hope these blankets show children that they matter and that they are not invisible. 

For more information about Binky Patrol,  please reach out to chapter founder and coordinator, Jeanne Malgioglio at  ctbinky@gmail.com   

Submitted by Danbury, CT

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