Here are some interesting news items.

Please check this section often for more interesting Binky stories!

We all can spend so much time browsing the internet and never see all there is to see. From time to time I run across interesting and fun Binky Patrol news that appears in people’s blogs or on news sites.  Look for links to the information here. 

I hope you come back and visit the Binky Patrol website often and please be sure to check our News links!

Best wishes,
Marlys Vaughan
Director, Chapter Outreach and Web Support

Here’s the latest:

September 27, 2010: Binky Patrol donates to neighborhood center. (Published in Watertown Daily Times)  A great article on being able to give new items for those in need.

September 1, 2010: A thank you note from a mom who’s 2 1/2 y.o. son is undergoing chemotherapy. 

August 6, 2010: Magic Quilt Prompts Toddler to Speak – A great story about how one quilt influenced a little boy to speak, by Judi Ketteler.

February 1, 2010: Binky Patrol delivers blankets in Lake Ashton area. Thanks to Yvonne Makowski and her group of volunteers!

January 27, 2010:  The Saratogian – article re: Mechanicville, NY Binky Patrol Chapter and our Area Coordinator, Dayle Gruder. 

Binky Patrol makes annual JHW visit – Yvonne Makowski, Area Coordinator

January 18, 2010:  – Beaverton, OR: United Way, Hands On Portland and Binky Patrol – over 325 blankets made in just one day! … read more

The Varela Voyage blog: Kristal Krommendyk Varela talks about the Binky Patrol.

Craft Supplies Online has some great crafting ideas. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and read about Debbie Macomber’s A Charity Guide for Knitters book!  The Binky Patrol is one of the featured national charities in her book.

The Knit and Crochet Now website features several charities, including the Binky Patrol, for those seeking opportunities. 

November 2009

Our Crawfordville, IN chapter has recently received a grant that will help them purchase materials for making Binkies. Read more here:  
Tipmont gives grants to area not-for-profits  We are indeed grateful for the grant!

October 2009
ewespecial Blog about Binkies

Knit along with Debbie Macomber: Charity

September 16, 2009
In Memorial:
It is with great sadness that we share this news with you. Our Maryland chapter has lost an avid supporter with the passing of volunteer Ruth E. (Elaine) Kolakowski.  Ruth made and donated more than 1,000 Binkies to the chapter. She will be missed by all of us.

Read the article.

January 2007
Woman’s Club Will Present 40th Annual Antique Show in Winter Haven – Binky Patrol




Binky Patrol Delivers to the Polk Red Cross
   and a related story: Polk Red Cross helps two families in one night after home fires

"WINTER HAVEN – On Friday, the American Red Cross Polk County Chapter received a special delivery of about 50 hand-sewn blankets and quilts to give to families following a disaster.

The blankets help provide extra comfort after local small disasters, such as house fires, that affect families without warning, especially families with small children, who need extra comfort after disaster.

For six and a half years, members of the local Binky Patrol have helped their Red Cross and community with their quilts. In that time, Lake Ashton Binky Patrol Coordinator Yvonne Makowski figures they have sewn and donated more than 4,000 blankets.  …"  to read more, click here.

More articles:

Binky is still loved after 5 1/2 years

Binky Patrol comes to Rancho Cucamonga

Binky-a-Thon provides blankets for needy kids

Children Comforted by ‘Binky Patrol’

Binky Patrol was on Sunday and I collected about 80 quilts and afghans for the babies at NorthBay Hospital and the A Baby is Coming program and the NICU…

Feels Good (to be back to quilting)

Knitting for Charity: Easy, Fun and Gratifying