Posted by: Julie | January 12, 2012

Cuddles From the Heart Project

****NOW ACCEPTING BLANKETS FOR 2014****

THE PROJECT:
Our goal is to provide some comfort and to bring a smile and a feeling of home to struggling children and their families who are receiving care at The Children’s Hospital in Colorado.

ABOUT US:
We are 3 mothers who met while our newborn sons were in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) at The Children’s Hospital in Denver, receiving care for different congenital heart defects.  The three boys were born within 24 hours of one another and have become fast friends.  Shaina (son: Kimble); Teresa (son: Chance); and Julie (son: Adam) are now seeking to help other mothers and their children.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:
We are seeking donations of new handmade or store-bought blankets themed for children of all ages (infant through teen).  They can be any size.

Acceptable Items For Donation
Fleece No Sew Knot Blankets
Receiving Blankets
Crocheted Blankets
Knitted Blankets
Quilts
Toddler/Throw Blankets

The blankets we collect will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Denver where our sons received and continue to receive medical care.

We are now taking blankets for donation in 2014.  If you would like to make a blanket donation or be a part of this project please contact us- our information can be found by clicking on the “Contact Us” link at the top of the page.  We would love to hear from you!

Email us for drop off/mailing information, or we have a Denver drop-off location at Reilly Pozner Law Firm at 1900 16th Street Mall #1700, Denver, CO 80202.

Blankets can also be mailed to:
Glenn Roper
1900 16th St., Suite 1700
Denver, CO 80202

We hope you will support this project and share a touch of home with these special children and families!

Posted by: Julie | April 13, 2014

They’re Rolling In!

We are so excited to see blankets coming in for our 2014 blanket drive!  Our boys turn 5 this year and we want this year to be a year with lots of cuddles!  If you have any blankets to share or sewing skills that need brushing up, we would love to have you join us in providing cuddly blankets for the kids at The Children’s Hospital!

Thank you to whoever dropped these gorgeous blankets off at out 16th Street location last week!  Every blanket makes a difference!

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Posted by: Julie | January 31, 2014

Blanket Donation 2013

What a thrill to be able to visit The Children’s Hospital to deliver blankets!  We are so grateful for the care our boys received there while babies, and a couple of our boys are still patients there on a semi-regular basis, so it always brings us joy to help the people who have done so much for our families.  We appreciate how much those who have helped us gather blankets are spreading joy to children going through scary and difficult times.

This year we were able to donate around 300 blankets to the hospital on our big donation day in November.  The hospital opened a brand new wing this past year, and the Cardiac ICU moved into the new wing.  It is beautiful, and so nice to see the hospital expanding to be able to provide wonderful care to more children in need!  We hope we can keep collecting enough blankets to help with the increased demand.  Thanks to all of you who support us and help us provide some comfort for the precious children there at The Children’s Hospital!

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Posted by: Julie | December 12, 2012

Blanket Donation Day 2012

On November 9, 2012 we donated 387 blankets to The Children’s Hospital.  Once again the Flanagan family joined us from New Mexico to honor the life of their precious son, Logan.  We loved being able to see the doctors and nurses who have played such an important role in helping our sons stay healthy.  We love The Children’s Hospital and are so grateful for the care we have received there!

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Posted by: Julie | July 24, 2012

Updated Photos of Our Boys

Our families got together for a little camping trip a few weeks ago, and it was fun to watch our little “triplets” growing up together!  Here are a couple of updated photos of the boys.  We can’t wait to celebrate their third birthdays by taking some more lovingly donated blankets to The Children’s Hospital!

Posted by: Julie | January 12, 2012

Blanket Donation 2011

On November 11, 2011 we were able to donate 325 blankets to The Children’s Hospital in Denver. We donated them in honor of Logan Flanagan. The Flanagan family traveled from New Mexico to join us and participate in the blanket drive. Adam, Chance, and Kimble enjoyed celebrating their second birthdays with some pizza and cupcakes in the cafeteria. It was a wonderful experience for all of us to be together for such a meaningful cause!

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Posted by: Julie | July 14, 2011

In Memory of Logan Flanagan

We are planning on our blanket drive being a little less of a big production than last year, but we still wanted to make it special.  So, this year we decided to donate the blankets not only as a birthday “thank you” gift to the hospital from us and our boys, but also in memory of a special little angel.

Last year on our blanket donation day, we met sweet little Logan Flanagan and his mom, Tabitha.  Logan and Tabitha had been at The Children’s Hospital for a month when we met them, and they were separated from the rest of their family in New Mexico.  You can see the news video of when we met Logan and Tabitha here.  We were touched by their strength and sweet Logan’s story.  Sadly, Logan passed away shortly after our donation day following heart surgery.

We are joining with the Flanagan family this year to remember the one year anniversary of Logan’s birth and to honor his sweet life.

If you have a blanket to donate, there are many special children and families at the hospital who can use a little comfort.  It always helps to know there are others out there who care!

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Posted by: shainanunnelly | June 19, 2011

Together Again

The boys are 19 months old now!  Chance, Adam, and Kimble are all doing great.  They each have different heart concerns, but for the moment, they are stable and thriving.  To any onlooker, they look like normal happy and energetic boys.  They are talking and climbing and laughing and enjoying!  We are thrilled with their progress and optimistic about what the future holds.

It’s been seven months since we donated over a thousand blankets to The Children’s Hospital.  The question was….”Do we want to do it again?”  The answer is YES!

We welcome any and all blanket donations for our blanket drive this year.

Help make a hospital stay more comforting.  Help bring a smile to those sweet little faces.  Help warm the hearts of those who are struggling.  Please donate a blanket.  Coming from those  who know firsthand…it makes all the difference.

Posted by: shainanunnelly | November 6, 2010

Blankets!

We had such fun organizing the blankets and getting them ready for donation.  There were so many amazing blankets that were handmade with love.  There were so many soft and cuddly blankets that were bought with comfort in mind.  Thank you to everyone who helped make this project such a success!  We couldn’t have done it without you!

This was such a wonderful experience to share with so many loving people.  As we walked the halls of The Children’s Hospital once again, memories flooded our hearts and minds.  What a tender time it was for us to experience it all again, only this time, with a different perspective.  We hope these blankets bring  a bit of love, warmth, and comfort, to all the patients and their families during such a difficult time in their life.

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