In true quilter's tradition, not a scrap is wasted at Janiebee! Minky remnants are sewn together and made into multicolored blankets which are donated to two causes very close to our hearts:
Taylor's Blankets of Love. Taylor Ligan was recently featured on a local LA talk show where she explains how her project began.
We are extremely honored and blessed to be a part of two wonderful charities who support children and their families during difficult times.
We also donate nap mats to various schools and projects in the US. Below is a list of just a few of the events we have helped sponsor by donating mats and school supplies to support fund raising endeavors:
The Oaks Parent Child Workshop, Santa Barbara, CA
KARE Animal Rescue Mission Oveido, FL
MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers, Clinton Township, MI
We recently received thank you notes from a class we helped! DonorsChoose.org is a fantastic organization where you can help a teacher. We helped a class buy a guinea pig and food.
Our Nap Mat Pillows:
We came to work with Envision Chicago almost 6 years ago, when we began "building" our first nap mat. We have so enjoyed our relationship with them and the terrific pillows they have provided us.
From their website: http://www.carc.info/
On a large percentage of domestic airlines passenger pillows, there is an inconspicuous tag on each of the passenger pillows. On one side, there is a simple message: "Rest easy...this pillow is made by men and women with developmental disabilities who take pride in the jobs they do."
This message is seen on pillows in Hyatt Hotels throughout the country, Amtrak trains, and in Chicago hospitals as well. (and Janiebee Quilted Nap Mats)
For airline travelers and hotel guests, pillows equate to a more comfortable trip or stay; for over 100 adults with developmental disabilities, pillows equate to jobs and a better standard of living. Envision workers have manufactured pillows for 30 years. Every year, the workforce at Envision's Halas Work Center, located at 8560 S. Vincennes in Chicago, produce more than one million pillows for major airlines, hotels, hospitals and other businesses, making Envision a national leader in pillow production.
For inquiries regarding Envision's Pillow Manufacturing, please call 773-651-1100.
1 Corinthians 13:13
If you have a special cause or fund raising event, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org