One day. Multiple locations. Thousands of stitches of hope and warmth.

Get involved with something big—record-breaking big! Help us touch the lives of people in need while celebrating MCC's 100th anniversary. We're attempting to collect 6,500 comforters to deliver to people affected by conflict and disaster around the world.

We need your help to reach our goal of 6,500 handmade comforters on January 18, 2020.

Why make comforters?

Last year, MCC sent more than 53,000 handmade comforters to people in disaster situations who lack basic necessities. Recipients use comforters as bed covers, room dividers, carpets, curtains, wraps, mattresses and more. They provide warmth and a tangible message to people that their needs are not forgotten. Again and again, recipients express their gratitude for the gift of an MCC comforter.

But we are getting more requests for comforters from our partners than what we have previously been able to provide. We need your help to meet this need. You can provide warmth and a tangible message to people that their needs are not forgotten.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Make a comforter

Make a comforter on your own, or with a group, any time leading up to the event.

Read the full instructions for making a comforter, or watch a video tutorial.

Attend an event

Comforter-making events are taking place across Canada on January 18, 2020.  Join thousands of others across the country who are sewing comforters for people in need.

Find a location near you.

Warren Tyson (left) and Orlando Vasquez knot comforters during the Mennonite World Conference Assembly in 2015.MCC photo/Adam Sensamaust

Host a comforter-making event

Making comforters can be a great engagement activity for churches, community groups and sewing clubs. Hosting an event fosters fellowship and helps include people with a range of sewing abilities in the comforter-making process. Beginners can help tie the knots in the comforters while intermediate and experienced sewers piece together the tops. If you’re interested in hosting a comforter-making event, please contact your local MCC office.

Download the event poster or a poster for hosting your own event

Sponsor a comforter

Got a busy schedule? If you can’t make a comforter yourself, you can sponsor one with an online donation. 

Donate towards the cost of the necessary supplies.

Fanus Premilus carries the comforter she received after an earthquake struck in the Haitian community of Bingo in 2018.MCC photo/Annalee Giesbrecht

Stories

Journey of a comforter

These might just look like blankets to you. Would you believe they offer hope to people facing disaster and crisis? MCC comforters are distributed to people in need around the world.

Turning stitches into love and generosity

Passing comfort on to others

Prayers into stitches: 70 comforters for 70 years

How comforters get made