Weighted blankets are pure joy because they provide pressure and sensory input which increase levels of calm, comfort, and security. Many people can benefit from a weighted blanket; including individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dementia, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, Insomnia, and Anxiety. The blankets can be used as a calming tool or for sleep. The pressure of the blanket provides proprioceptive input to the brain and releases a hormone called serotonin which is a calming chemical in the body.

Sew a Hug was developed in hopes to provide a weighted blanket to anyone who would benefit from one. Developed to be a collaborative effort between those who donate money to purchase materials, those who volunteer to sew blankets, and those who will receive the blankets. Sew a Hug aims to have everyone involved benefit and feel connected to the entire process and the people behind it.

With Sew a Hug your connection to the project doesn’t end with your donation or when you’re done sewing; you will continue to be involved by receiving a picture and thank you card from the recipient of the blanket you helped provide.

Sew a Hug believes part of what makes this comfort campaign so special is that it brings people together with the purpose of spreading comfort and love – creating connections, just like hugs.

Sew a Hug. Thread the love.

 

Here’s how the Sew a Hug Weighted Blanket Comfort Campaign Works!

  1. Receive monetary donations for purchasing the blanket materials
  2. Have a volunteer sew the blanket
  3. The blanket is delivered to the recipient
  4. The recipient sends a Thank you card and photo to the person who sewed their blanket and the person/people who donated the money.

 

Get Involved!!

Volunteer to Sew – Sew a Hug Here     https://goo.gl/forms/i8YXiPchmXr4Wdd12

Donate to Sew a Hug – Give a Hug Here  https://goo.gl/forms/T8xj0dfFz1GpYNq72 

Donate as a Gift  – Gift a Hug Here  https://goo.gl/forms/p4fzvZ3FhjmT8DDL2

 

Know someone who would benefit from a weighted blanket??

Apply to Get a Hug Here! https://goo.gl/forms/b7oj5P7beEt7pE7a2

 

Have any questions, comments, or want to discuss this further?

Contact me at sewahug@thecoachingconnection.ca

 

Here are the blankets that have been created so far!
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This blanket received donations from Halifax, was sewed in Sussex, and was sent to a very special 11 yr old in Fredericton

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This blanket received donations from Sussex, sewed in Sussex, and sent to a very special 8 yr old in Halifax

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