LeighsBlankies

www.leighsblankies.com

Gilbert, Arizona · 125 Sales

LeighsBlankies

www.leighsblankies.com

Gilbert, Arizona 125 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Leigh's Mission is a Non Profit Organization. We sew and distribute soft, snuggly Leigh's Blankies for children all over the world, providing comfort and warmth to orphans, foster children and kids in need.

Founded in 2010, we have made and distributed over 7000 blankies to kids in need in over 20 different countries!!!

Help us continue our mission of Showing God's love to children one blankie at a time. For every blankie you purchase, we are able to make and distribute FOUR more.

Leigh’s Mission

Leigh's Blankies, founded in 2010, sews soft blankies for children all over the world. We are continually providing comfort and warmth to orphans, foster children and kids in need. In 2011, after sending our blankies to Huruma Children's Home in Ngong Hills-Kenya, Africa, we were invited by the orphanage to teach the sustainable skill of sewing. It was such a successful journey that in 2013, we set up a permanent sewing program at the orphanage where they now have sewing supplies and a full-time seamstress sewing Huruma's school uniforms and teaching sewing to the students. The projects they craft and sew are sold in Huruma's Curio Shop to raise funds for the orphanage.

Upon visiting Huruma, our eyes were opened to the severe poverty level in Kenya and the challenges a young adult faces aging out of an orphanage. So, in 2014, we launched the "Hands to Home" project, providing young adults who have completed their high school education with life skills classes and a Housing Kit including basic home necessities. The Housing Kit includes: two months rent, financial assistance, a bed, a stove, home goods, and other basic necessities for making a house a home. All items are purchased in their small community to help support their economy. The Life Skills Courses include: budgeting, nutrition, sexual education and Biblical studies. Huruma Children's Home then provides transitioning orphans with employment at the orphanage for one year including training in a specialized trade. "I Am Huruma" (Nonprofit) accepts applications from these students over the following year for scholarships to African Universities. We are currently in the process of building transitional housing in Ngong, near the orphanage, for the students to live in for up to a year. The house, named Mama Leigh Ann’s Home, will provide a safe and secure place for the students to live as they adjust to life out on their own. With these programs in place, an orphan can age of out of Huruma with increased confidence and are equipped with sustainable skills to have success over poverty.

We are excited to share that because of our expansion to missions in Kenya, we have renamed our organization to "Leigh's Mission". Leigh’s Mission is a Non-Profit Organization in memory of the beautiful life of Leigh Ann Tonkinson, who inspired others to make a difference in the life of others.

Go to www.leighsblankies.com to learn more about this incredible ministry. Follow our progress on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 15, 2017

Leigh's Mission is a Non Profit Organization. We sew and distribute soft, snuggly Leigh's Blankies for children all over the world, providing comfort and warmth to orphans, foster children and kids in need.

Founded in 2010, we have made and distributed over 7000 blankies to kids in need in over 20 different countries!!!

Help us continue our mission of Showing God's love to children one blankie at a time. For every blankie you purchase, we are able to make and distribute FOUR more.

Leigh’s Mission

Leigh's Blankies, founded in 2010, sews soft blankies for children all over the world. We are continually providing comfort and warmth to orphans, foster children and kids in need. In 2011, after sending our blankies to Huruma Children's Home in Ngong Hills-Kenya, Africa, we were invited by the orphanage to teach the sustainable skill of sewing. It was such a successful journey that in 2013, we set up a permanent sewing program at the orphanage where they now have sewing supplies and a full-time seamstress sewing Huruma's school uniforms and teaching sewing to the students. The projects they craft and sew are sold in Huruma's Curio Shop to raise funds for the orphanage.

Upon visiting Huruma, our eyes were opened to the severe poverty level in Kenya and the challenges a young adult faces aging out of an orphanage. So, in 2014, we launched the "Hands to Home" project, providing young adults who have completed their high school education with life skills classes and a Housing Kit including basic home necessities. The Housing Kit includes: two months rent, financial assistance, a bed, a stove, home goods, and other basic necessities for making a house a home. All items are purchased in their small community to help support their economy. The Life Skills Courses include: budgeting, nutrition, sexual education and Biblical studies. Huruma Children's Home then provides transitioning orphans with employment at the orphanage for one year including training in a specialized trade. "I Am Huruma" (Nonprofit) accepts applications from these students over the following year for scholarships to African Universities. We are currently in the process of building transitional housing in Ngong, near the orphanage, for the students to live in for up to a year. The house, named Mama Leigh Ann’s Home, will provide a safe and secure place for the students to live as they adjust to life out on their own. With these programs in place, an orphan can age of out of Huruma with increased confidence and are equipped with sustainable skills to have success over poverty.

We are excited to share that because of our expansion to missions in Kenya, we have renamed our organization to "Leigh's Mission". Leigh’s Mission is a Non-Profit Organization in memory of the beautiful life of Leigh Ann Tonkinson, who inspired others to make a difference in the life of others.

Go to www.leighsblankies.com to learn more about this incredible ministry. Follow our progress on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

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amberresun

amberresun on Mar 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love being a part of an organization that makes a difference! I will be sure to follow the distributing process listed in the package and continue the journey of this wonderful story - that has touched so many lives for the better! These are truly unique and special blankets.

ashleyheath277

ashleyheath277 on Feb 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Quality service and product. I would highly recommend! Seller goes above and beyond to accommodate. Many Thanks!

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About

Leigh's Blankies is excited to further the commitment of distributing blankies to children in need. The blankies provide warmth, comfort, & security!

A tragic car accident on March 6, 2010 took the life of Leigh Ann Tonkinson (35) of Gilbert, Arizona. Leigh Ann was a light to her family, friends , church, and to those she came in contact with at Phoenix Childrens Hospital, where she worked as a nursing supervisor. Leigh Ann's death impacted many people, including Andra Good (director) who had been lifelong friends with her since high school. "Getting used to life without her here has been incredibly hard", says Andra, "Life is not as sweet without Leigh Ann in it."

After teaching herself to sew by watching YouTube, Andra found sewing to be therapeutic. Then, one Sunday, as Andra sat in Leigh's church watching a slideshow of children from a village in Malawi, she noticed that not one single child had a blankie in their arms. She thought of how much her children and Leighs children loved their blankies. She wanted to share that comfort and security with every child by giving them a blankie. "Leigh Ann's home is heaven now, but through Leigh's Blankies we can keep her memory alive. It feels like a gift from God."

On February 5, 2011, Leigh Ann's birthday, Andra launched Leigh's Blankies . The soft flannel blankies have a unique design and are made with a sewing machine. The blankies each have a Leigh's Blankies' label sewn into the seam, which includes their logo and scripture verse, Matthew 5:16 let your light shine before men. The blankies are entirely made by volunteers either at sewing groups that meet throughout Arizona, or by take home blankie kits that include supplies and instructions. Individual blankies are also sold at special events for $20 each. For every blankie sold, two others are donated to children in need. God has grown this ministry very quickly and the need for blankies continues to increase.

Since February of 2011, over 2000 blankies have been made by people from all over the community and have gone to children in many different countries, such as India, Poland, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, Liberia, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Malawi. US organizations have also received the blankies such as Christian Family Care Agency, Young Lives (teen moms), tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri, Crisis Pregnancy Center (Arizona), Phoenix Childrens Hospital, Cardons Children's Hospital (Arizona) and others. Many individual children with challenging circumstances have also been recipients of the blankies.

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  • Andra Good

    Owner

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Last updated on July 9, 2014
Leigh's Blankies is a Non Profit Organization! We distribute soft, snuggly blankies to children in need all over the world. Founded in 2010, we have made and distributed over 2000 blankies to kids in need in over 20 different countries!!!

Help us continue our mission of Showing God's love to children one blankie at a time. For every blankie you purchase, we are able to make and distribute FOUR more!!

Go to www.leighsblankies.com to learn more about this incredible ministry. Follow our progress on Facebook and Twitter!

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