A Bink-A-Thon is an event where a large group gathers for one day to make as many blankets as possible to be given to a local shelter or hospital. There are stations set up for sewing, tying the blankets off with yarn, painting squares (younger children love this part), and just organizing the fabric.
It can be a crazy day of potlucks, sewn fingers, spilled coffee, a lot of laughs, and a ton of binkies!
Last year’s Bink-A-Thon (BAT) involved 14 states and produced over 2500 blankets within 6 hours. Money was raised to help offset costs for each chapter – batting, yarn, postage stamps and printing of promotional materials to gain more volunteers.
If you aren’t near a Bink-A-Thon location or would like to help from a distance, you can do it a couple of ways:
Sponsor a Bink-A-Thon participant or chapter. Pledge an amount of money per binky made or a flat amount. Some people like to sponsor chapters in their own state to help that chapter’s efforts to make binkies for local children and teens. Some like to sponsor the “home” chapter for the national effort.
You can also make “kits”. Enough fabric to make a 36 x 48 binky is a “kit”. Just send it to headquarters, drop it off near your local chapter, or mail it to another participating chapter.
Your company, church, or club can host a BINK-A-THON! It’s EASY! LEARN MORE HERE >>
Here’s an easy intro for new sewers that one of our chapters puts out for each quarterly event – they also make signs for each station.