Photo: Cleary O'Brien, founder of BlanketLovez™,
featured with son Ethan, who was only 680 grams at birth.
While giving birth to my twins (Emily and Ethan), both Ethan and I almost did not survive the delivery. Unlike his twin sister, Ethan weighed barely 680 grams (1.5 pounds) at birth and was born six weeks early. The wonderful NICU nurses were truly inspiring to watch as they lovingly took care of all the sick babies each day.
It was a life-changing experience that made me want to give back in some small way.
But since I am not a nurse or doctor, I instead turned to my passion for quilting. I saw how much my own children loved it each time I made them their very own special blankets and thought that doing it for other sick children could be my small way of helping others.
We distribute hand-made quilts to seriously ill or traumatized children
for ages 0-18, right across Australia
ABOUT OUR RECIPIENTS...
Since our inception in 2010, we have delivered over 500 quilts
across Australia to charitable organizations, hospitals and children
Visit our online webstore, with special quilt patterns designed by our loving volunteers just for BlanketLovez
We also sell cute tshirts, hats, mugs and much more!!
Discover other ways you can help by donating time, money, materials, etc
BlanketLovez™ is making quilts
for sick kids one hug at a time :)
100% volunteer, non-profit,
children's charity (DGR status)