Winters are cold. Staying warm is often a huge problem for Canada’s homeless population. Providing organizations with blankets that they can then provide to their clients can make a huge impact! Not only is it nice for these clients to have an item that they can all their own, but the blankets can help prevent unnecessary medical conditions such as frostbite. Blankets By Bailey has donated to and will to continue to donate to multiple different organizations, we are able to reach multiple populations.
Through my project I was able to do six workshops. Five of them were in school presentations and one was with a community group. All of the workshops focused on giving back to the community. We were able to make a total of 33 blankets that have been donated to three different local shelters.
My target audience was grade 3-8 students. I believe I was able to create valuable discussions about the importance of community service with the students I worked with. Hopefully, inspiring them to get involved in their communities.
The biggest success I achieved through my project was being able to involve youth in a community project that I have been working on for a long time and create dialogue about the importance of community involvement.
I’m still relatively new to the presenting about Blankets by Bailey. It’s a work in progress still but the more I present the more comfortable I get with it.