Children Unique Ministries

LUCY’S LOVE BLANKETS

We all need extra love and comfort sometimes, especially if you’re a kid going through a difficult time. That’s why I started “Lucy’s Love Blankets.” I make and ship flannel blankets for free to kids going through an illness, a divorce in their family, or the loss of a loved one. Anyone needing a little extra love. It all started three years ago when I was eight. My mom had taught me how to sew and I thought I’d make a homemade blanket for a friend for her birthday. She loved it and I really enjoyed making it. So I asked my mom if I could make a blanket for a random child having a tough time, and give it away on Instagram. We posted something and got 16 heartbreaking stories from kids, each requesting a blanket. My mom told me to choose one, and I just could not stand the thought of any of these kids going without a blanket. So I made one for all 16 of those children and shipped it to them. People heard about what I was doing and started requesting one for a child they knew. So I started sewing. And kept sewing because I kept getting requests. Folks started chipping in money to help us cover the cost of the fabric and the shipping which really started to add up. Everything is free to the family that receives the blanket. It takes me anywhere from two to three hours to make a blanket. But what is really cool is that I know the story of that child while I’m making his or her blanket which means I can pray for the child the whole time I’m making it. I’ve now made over 600 blankets and they’ve gone to just about every state as well as 17 different countries. Each one has a hand-stitched heart somewhere on it, reminding the kids they are loved. I’ve talked to my parents and we believe that if Jesus were still on earth, He’d be making these kids feel loved and supported. I’m just trying to be His hands here on earth by making these blankets. I think kindness always matters, and always will. It makes the world a better place when we do kind acts for one another.

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4 Comments

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    Merry White
    September 22, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Wow Lucy,
    What an awesome way to show God’s Love! The best part is that you are praying for these children as you make their blankets! God is doing awesome things through you and He has plans and a destiny for you that you haven’t even imagined! I want to support what you are doing. Please get in contact with me.
    Merry

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    Linda
    September 23, 2020 at 2:10 am

    Lucy,
    What a lovely way to share God’s love with hurting children! I was especially touched reading that you pray for the child while making the blanket for them. I believe they will feel that love, when they snuggle under the blanket it will be like a hug from heaven! Thank you so much for using the gifts and talents God has blessed you with.
    Linda

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    Ingrd Moorei
    September 24, 2020 at 6:30 am

    Thankyou for Lucy for being a kind loving child of God
    With love from ingrid

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    cordelia carelse
    October 20, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    hi Lucy what an inspiration you are. May you be blessed.

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