Sew a Hug
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!
- Receive monetary donations for purchasing the blanket materials
- Have a volunteer sew the blanket
- The blanket is delivered to the recipient
- The recipient sends a Thank you card and photo to the person who sewed their blanket and the person/people who donated the money.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the blankets that have been created so far!