Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Tells Us About A New Thing For Kids… By A Kid

happy blankie Kimberly Schlegel Whitman Tells Us About A New Thing For Kids... By A Kid

When David Holdridge was seven years old when he came up with the idea to combine his sisters two favorite things: her blankie and stuffed animal.  His idea became what is now Happy Blankie.

Read more about  Happy Blankie and how by buying one you can also make a charitable donation…

From Kimberly Schlegel Whitman’s blog:

Children are often selfless, yes, but very rarely can that translate into changing and improving another child’s life in another state or even on the other side of the world.

In 2008 David decided that he wanted to combine his little sister’s two favorite things, which were obviously her stuffed animal and her blankie. With some help and encouragement from his mother, Emily, the comfy half stuffed animal- half blankie evolved into a charitable cause that not only warms our hearts, but also, the bodies and homes of children in need.

For every blankie sold, David, Emily, and the rest of the Happy Blankie family donate a blankie to wherever you choose for it to go in the world. Therein lies the message behind their motto, “One to love. One to give.” Such a beautiful idea that sparked in the mind of a compassionate seven- year- old boy.

See an example of a Happy Blankie and learn more about it:

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