Take the sting out of winter’s chill by joining The Great Winter Warm-up: At Home. Throughout the month of February, compassionate people like you are giving the gift of warm comforters to those in need. 

Last year, countless volunteers generously gave their time and talents to create more than 4,300 comforters from their homes. 

While we'd love to tie comforters together in person, this year again we’re asking people to stay safe and participate from home instead.

That doesn’t mean you can’t still stay connected. You can host a virtual comforter-making party over a video call with friends and family or send them a digital valentine when you donate towards the cost of comforter supplies.

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. 


Don’t have the time or space to make a comforter? Sponsor the materials for one instead. When you donate towards the cost of making a comforter, you can also send a valentine to a loved one, letting them know you made a donation in their name. Both digital and printable valentines are available. Your donation will go towards the cost of the supplies needed to make a comforter for people affected by disasters and conflict. 


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 (@MCCpeace) 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. You can also join us for an online live event on February 17 that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of a comforter, from Kansas to Lebanon.

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.