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“Warmth From the Heart started as a Christmas project for three sisters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since that time we have expanded and we need your help to comfort and assist women and children in distress.”

Start a chapter in your local high school!

Step One

Identify and gather some friends who share your commitment to assist women and children in need of assistance. As a start, you only need a few people to begin making a difference!

Step Two

Ask a faculty member at your school to serve as your chapter’s adviser, mentor, and liaison. The adviser provides support and advice.

Step Three

Identify the organization which your chapter wishes to support. Possibilities include domestic abuse, shelters, nursing homes, orphanages, homeless shelters, street-to-work programs, or any organization which provides comfort to women in times of distress.

Step Four

Make an appointment and meet the director or representative of the organization you wish to support. It is helpful to send an email to the representative beforehand (1) explaining the mission and goals of Warmth From the Heart. (2) Providing the contact information to your faculty adviser if they ask questions; and asking to meet at a mutually convenient time.

Step Five

When you meet with the organization, explain how you want to help and that your chapter is committed to providing long term support. No one wants to invest effort in something that may disappear in a semester. Establish the way you and the organization will communicate when they need blankets. Will they store them on site ahead of time? Will they place special orders, i.e. “we have a mother with two boys ages 4 & 6.” Choose a system that works for both the Warmth From the Heart Chapter and the organization you are supporting.

Step Six

You are ready to start making blankets!

FAQs

Do you have advice on how to start a Warmth From the Heart chapter?
Yes, check above for the steps.
I want to Donate a blanket, what does the size need to be?
The sizing recommendations for adults and children are located here.
I am not sure how to put a blanket together, do you have instructions?
Yes, there are step by step directions here.
I have a gently used fleece blanket that I would like to donate, is that okay?
No, we are only accepting brand new fleece blankets.
What type of fleece blanket should I send?
The choice of color and pattern is left up to each individual, but we request you follow the sizing suggestions under the “how to make a blanket” section.
Can I just send you a monetary donation instead of a fleece blanket?
Yes, 100% of all donations are used to purchase fleece. We provide a receipt acknowledging your gift. Contact Us
Should I wrap the blanket?
No, wrapping is not necessary. We will take care of that for you.
Can there be more than one chapter in a city?
Absolutely! More chapters in a city allows us to expand our outreach!
How many members do we need to start a club?
There is not set number, but 7-10 charter members to share the initial assignments and recruit other helpers is a good number.

Blankets are always made with TLC, and we appreciate everyone that helps us further the cause. If you ever have any questions, we are here for you! Just head over to the Contact Us page.

What is domestic violence?

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Women and children who are victims of domestic abuse or misfortune who have lost everything. With your help, we can make a difference.

 

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior that can include willful intimidation, battery and physical or sexual assault perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.

Anyone can be abused, regardless of age, gender, ethnic group, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, income level, job skills, or level of formal education. Batterers may be spouses, ex-spouses, partners, or casual dates.

Domestic violence varies in intensity from one person to the next, and occurs when one person in a relationship attempts to gain power, domination, and control over another using abusive tactics.

Violence is often cyclical and repeated across generations. Therefore, any approach to ending the epidemic of abuse in our society requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses both prevention and intervention.