2016 Results, Sponsors & Volunteers

In December 2016, 175 blankets were collected for those in need.



  • volunteers Farley Berholz, Gayle Claris, Nicki Morse, Ruth Murphy, Kim Solomon, Rosemary Waldorf and Susan Reda for collecting and delivering blankets
  • these businesses which served as drop off locations:
    • Chapel Hill Carrboro Chamber of Commerce – Estes Drive, Chapel Hill
    • Chapel Hill Carrboro YMCA – Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill
    • Fitch Lumber – Greensboro Street, Carrboro
    • UNC Wellness Center – Sprunt Street, Chapel Hill
    • University Place – Estes Drive, Chapel Hill
    • WCHL – University Place, Chapel Hill


  • women in the the AKA sorority brought in 70 of the total by reaching out to their churches
  • WCHL  and Chapelboro.com for serving as a media partner in the project

Since the start of Blanket Orange County in 2004, 3,160  blankets have been collected and distributed.


Volunteers – on the right – Gayle Claris, Susan Reda & Kim Solomon; on the left – Jan Bolick, Farley Bernholz & Ruth Murphy; not pictured – Rosemary Waldorf & Nicki Morse

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