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.
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.
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.
Sponsor a comforter
Got a busy schedule? If you can’t make a comforter yourself, you can sponsor one with an online donation.
MCC photo/Annalee Giesbrecht