Welcome to Binky Patrol!
We are an all volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind. Our recipients are from 0-18.Share
Bink-A-Thon for Comcast Cares Day 4/26
Our next event is in Connecticut AND Oregon at the same time March 26. Both states are spending the day making blankets in a friendly competition where everyone wins - especially the kids! JOIN US LIVE that day on YouTube. or learn more about Bink-A-Thon
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Melinda King is getting out there to ask for more volunteers.
Join one of of our chapters to help comfort these children!
Kids, teens, adults find themselves needing community service hours from time to time. This can be for school, a service organization, referral by a local judge - it doesn't matter. We look at it as an opportunity to expose an unlikely volunteer to Binky Patrol, and show them how easy it can be to make a difference AND meet community service requirements.
I joined in June of 2002 and most of the members are original members when Sheri Adelman started the Calabasas Chapter in the Summer of 2001.
We spend the time talking to existing chapter leaders, and a new one to get both sides of this story of what it takes to start and run a chapter. Hear some stories from Binky Patrol's beginnings - Oprah, Family Circle, St. John Knits, Disney and more!
195 Blankets, 110 volunteers, 6 hours. AWESOME way to spend MLK. 2014. It was a way to bring together a lot of ages.
It's a fun event to host - think about is in your area - gather a bunch of people with SHARP scissors. SHARP - really, or they will all be "borrowing" them from those with sharp scissors.
Get some fabric donated, including sheets from local hotels, cut aways from clothing manufacturers, interior designers - just so it can be washed and is soft. Gather people with machines - they can all plug in and GO, GO, GO!
Children's Lifesaving Foundation helps at risk and homeless children and teens transform their lives through education, compassion, and living assistance. Our Santa Monica Chapter donated a bunch of binkies to these teens. Teens are the ones most underserved by programs such as ours because people always seem to like to make little items that are cute for babies and toddlers. The teens need binkies more than ANY group we serve!
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Easy instructions for making fleece blankets.
This Tutorial will get you started on crocheted edging on a blanket for your local chapter! Enjoy!
This tutorial will teach you how to make a VERY basic quilt for Binky Patrol.
Learn how easy it can be to have a Bink-A-Thon. We have it all planned out with ideas based on 15 years' experience. It's fun and can be easy with a team!
Want to reach a targeted audience? Consider donating $100 - $300 to Binky Patrol for the year and have your ad on the home page either at the top or in the right column of all inside pages. The money will be used for events, batting, Girl Scout patches and more.
This article is in answer to a many emails from people who say they want to help make blankets, but don't know how to donate them, where to send them, etc. Please read this article to get these answers.
A binky is a homemade blanket that can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or quilted. They range in size from 3 feet square up to twin bed size. (Sometimes we get requests for smaller binkies, 2' x 2' for our little Preemie babies, stroller size and our Binky Angels.)
Chapters near you
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