Take the sting out of winter’s chill by joining the Great Winter Warm-up from the comfort of your home. Throughout the month of February, we're celebrating all things comforters - from the compassionate people who donate blankets to the families who receive them.
Last year, countless volunteers generously gave their time and talents to create more than 9,000 comforters (a new record!) at events across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
This year, we’re asking people to stay safe and participate from home instead.
Thanks to caring people like you, thousands of our global neighbours received a comforter last year. Together we can share warmth, comfort and a tangible message of God’s love with those in need. Here’s how you can get involved.
Create a comforter in your own home. It’s a great excuse to use up any fabric you’ve stored up. Or maybe you want to take your mind off things by learning a new skill. We have plenty of tips to help you along the way. Once you’re finished, you can drop off your completed comforter at the MCC office nearest you.
Our Winnipeg Material Resources Centre has a limited number of comforter top kits available! Contact Sophia Bezoplenko at 204-261-6381 or MaterialResources@mccmb.ca.
Don’t have the time or space to make a comforter? Sponsor the materials for one instead. Your donation will go towards the cost of the supplies needed to make a comforter for people affected by disasters and conflict. When you donate a comforter in February, you can send a valentine to someone you love to let them know you made a gift in their honour.
Are you an avid comforter maker? We’d love to see a flurry of comforters on social media. Post a photo or video of any comforter you’ve made, whether it’s from this month or a while ago. Make sure to tag MCC (@MCCManitoba on Facebook and @MCCPeace on Instagram) so we can share your wonderful and warm creations to inspire others.
Curious what making a comforter is all about? Watch the video below to see how comforters provide warmth and send a message of love to people affected by disaster and conflict around the world.