It´s Time to Blanket Orange County
Chapel Hill, N.C. (11.18.13)
The 10th annual drive to Blanket Orange County begins on Thursday, November 21, 2013. This year, the goal is to collect 300 new or gently used blankets for the homeless in Orange County.
The blanket drive will run from November 21 through December 14.
New and gently used blankets are accepted. Preference is for single/twin size blankets.
Drop off locations include:
- Aloft Hotel – 1001 South Hamilton Road
- Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce- 104 S. Estes Drive
- Chapel Hill – Carrboro YMCA – 980 MLK Jr Boulevard
- H2Only Cleaners – in Southern Village
- Orange County Visitor’s Bureau – 501 W. Franklin Street
- UNC Wellness Center – 100 Sprunt Street
- UPS Store – 1289 N. Fordham Blvd (next to Holiday Inn on 15-501)
- UPS Store – in Meadowmont
During the past nine years, Blanket Orange County has collected and distributed a total of 2,198 blankets.
John Dorward, Executive Director of Inter-faith Council for Social Services says,
¨The Inter-faith Council (IFC) has come to rely on Blanket Orange County as our primary partner in providing blankets to both sheltered and unsheltered people living in Orange County. Our limited budget for items like blankets would never stretch far enough to meet the need without this invaluable project.
¨We start getting requests for blankets as soon as the first few days of cold weather descend upon the area. Not only do we distribute the blankets we receive from Blanket Orange County to our clients and residents, but we also share with some of the other organizations working with populations who are at risk.¨