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  1. Can I get free yarn and/or fleece?
  2. Can I make blankets to earn community service hours?
  3. Can my group help?
  4. I do not knit, crochet or sew, but I woujld love to volunteer! How can I help?



  1. Can I get free yarn and/or fleece?
    We do receive lots of donated yarn, and fleece on occasion. We make it available to local volunteers, who can stop by our 24/7 pickup box which is located at our headquarters in Glen Ellyn, IL. We are not able to ship materials to volunteers, since very penny we get goes to shipping hundreds of blankets each month!
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  2. Can I make blankets to earn community service hours?
    Yes, we have many individuals which have done just that over the years. You\'ll first need to check with your organization to make sure they will accept hours from CFC. We do not have 501(c)3 tax status, which sometimes makes a difference. We provide time credit for each blanket made. Fleece blankets typically earn 1 hour per blanket, while knit or crocheted blankets earn up to 3 hours. If you email CFC, we can provide you with more details. Once you\'ve created your blankets, you will be directed to bring them (or mail them) to one of our participating shelters. You\'ll then receive a Volunteer Verification Memo from CFC which documents the community service you performed.
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  3. Can my group help?
    Yes, we have many groups which have made blankets for us. These include clubs at retirement homes, scouting groups, crafting clubs, schools, corporations, church groups, etc. Just let me know what you are planning to do and I can provide patterns, directions and contact information for the shelter nearest to you which could use a good quantity of blankets. If you are in the Glen Ellyn, IL area, I would also be happy to provide free yarn and fleece (as available)!
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  4. I do not knit, crochet or sew, but I woujld love to volunteer! How can I help?
    While most of our volunteers actively make the blankets, we do have other opportunities to help! For example...delivering blankets to the animal shelters (especially if you are in the Chicagoland area), making thank you cards, sponsoring shipments of blankets, etc. Please send me an email for other ideas, as our needs constantly change!
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