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Donate a new, throw-size blanket for a cancer patient in need

Giving Comfort Blanket Drive

Donate a new throw-size blanket for a cancer patient in need

Giving Comfort Blanket DriveChemo drugs and weight loss can make anyone feel cold. Snuggling up at home on the couch or at the hospital with a warm blanket feels comforting. That’s why we’re collecting new, throw-size blankets for cancer patients in need.

When you donate a blanket, you help bring much-needed comfort to a patient.

Blanket should be:

  • New and washable – made of a soft fabric or acrylic yarn
  • In bright and cheerful colors
  • Throw-size within the following dimensions so they can fit in Comfort Kits along with 15-20 other new, non-medical items and so patients can easily bring them to medical appointments:
    • Minimum blanket size: 54” x 54”
    • Maximum blanket size: 54” x 80”
  • Handmade or store-bought
    • If handmade, blankets can be crocheted, knitted, quilted, crafted from fleece, or sewn.
    • If store-bought, please avoid novelty blankets, such as blankets that are holiday-themed, sports team-themed, or branded.
  • Age- and gender-appropriate for female and male adults, children and teens
  • Created in a smoke-free and pet-free environment
  • Please do not send blankets:
    • with knotted fringe
    • smaller than 54” x 54” or larger than 54” x 80”
  • To minimize handling costs, we ask that you send a minimum of 10 blankets in each box.
  • Please be sure to include a packing slip with your blanket. Print a packing slip.

Please ship your donated blankets to:

Giving Comfort - Blanket Drive
c/o ALOM / Giving Comfort Warehouse
48105 Warm Springs Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94539
510-360-3600

Thank you for helping cancer patients in need!

About Giving Comfort

This year, more than 1.6 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. Hundreds of thousands of those patients struggle to pay for basic needs, leaving them unable to afford the comfort items that make treatment more bearable. While the search for a cure continues, patients need comfort today.  Giving Comfort, a program of the McKesson Foundation, meets this need by providing patients with Comfort Kits. Each Comfort Kit contains 15-20 high-quality items, such as sleep caps and warm socks, that help soothe the discomfort caused by cancer treatment We provide the Kits free-of-charge to patients in need through our Distribution Network Partners, representing more than 100 locations across the U.S.

For more information, please visit us at www.GivingComfort.org, or contact us via email at comfortinfo@givingcomfort.org.
 

Giving Comfort, a program of the McKesson Foundation, provides cancer patients with the comfort items they need during treatment.

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