Saturday, June 3, 2023

The Welcome Blanket Project

Heritage Winooski Mill Museum: Welcome Blanket

VOANews: In Vermont, Handmade Blankets Welcome Refugees, Immigrants 
An effort called the Welcome Blanket project aims to help refugees by giving them hand-made blankets. The project has grown over the years. Recently, Welcome Blanket showed at least 86 blankets at the Heritage Mill Museum in Winooski, Vermont. The blankets were made by people who sewed, crocheted and knitted them. The person who made the blanket then attaches a handwritten note. The blankets were then given to refugees. The national group describes its efforts as an artistic action that supports refugees settling in the United States. (read more | listen)

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