Opportunity Details

Blanket Making Day for Kids (ages 4+) *Impact Week*


Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids makes blankets for kids and teens that are homeless, ill, or experiencing trauma as a reminder that they matter, are not invisible and that someone cares
Spend the day with us making as many blankets as we can by sewing, cutting, and tying. Bring your machine, bring a team, bring your kids. There is something for everyone to do. Binky Patrol is 100% volunteer and has been missing in-person events. They are so much fun!
You MUST bring 1 pair of sharp scissors per person. You can also bring a sewing machine if you want to use it, extra needles, and thread. We will provide the fabric - although you can clean out your stash and donate it. We'd love that! You can also bring an iron and ironing board and extension cords. Bring a sack lunch, too!
We work hard at a constant pace and provide you with all of all steps to make a blanket. Usually we make 200 blankets in a day!
Parking is available at the school. The 54 Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy on TriMet also goes to the school. The project will take place the back gym at the high school. Enter the school property at the the east entereance at SW 3rd and Stott St and look for the Binky Patrol signs.

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 4 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 18 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3364 or email handson@unitedway-pdx.org

Children & Youth Education
Families, Low-income Communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 4+, Minimum Age:13+

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