Friday, February 18, 2011

Calling All Angels--Service Opportunity

My husband and I wanted to do a service project in honor of our son Jayden’s 1 year birthday. He was born at 23 weeks old on May 30, 2009 and was just too small to pull through. We posted the service idea on our blog and entitled it “Calling All Angels” asking anyone that wanted to could help by donating baby blankets. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support we received by so many, friends, family, and even strangers.

We decided to donate the blankets to a hospital particularly a NICU for premature babies as I know how meaningful the blankets that Jayden was wrapped in are to us. It is something physical I was able to take home with me and that I can pull out and hold when I’m missing him. We feel the blankets are symbolic because as we were waiting for Jayden to be born, the hospital staff, family and friends surrounded us with their support, love and warmth, just as blankets bring love and warmth to the babies they are wrapped around. We experienced an outpour of love & support, and were able to donate close to 100 blankets. We were so touched and many people expressed to us that they would have liked to have been involved and didn’t know about it until it was too late. We decided to do it again so for the 2nd year in honor of our sweet son Jayden, we are Calling All Angels.


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Send your blankets to:

Calling all Angels

c/o Neil and Angie

P.O. Box 5963

Fullerton, Ca 92838-5963

FAQ’s about Donating Blankets…

Question: Does the Blanket need to be a specific size? Answer: No, it can be any size you want.

Question 2: Does the Blanket need to be made out of a certain material? Answer: Nope, as long as the material is new and unused, it's good to go.

Question 3: Does the Blanket need to be made, or can I buy a blanket? Answer: You can buy the blanket, or make it, which ever you prefer.

Question 4: Where do we send or drop off blankets? Is there a deadline of when the blankets are needed? Answer: *Mail them to Neal and Angie PO Box 5963 Fullerton, CA 92838-5963 {We will be donating the blankets on May 30, so if you could please send the blanket(s) with enough time to get to us by then}

Question 5: Where do we send our pictures with the blanket? Answer: Email them to Hopefully this answers the most common questions you might have. If you have any other questions. Please write to us at

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for posting our Calling All Angels service project on your site. We are so grateful for your help in spreading the word! It truly means so much to us!