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 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.

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

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. 

Sponsor

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 

Share

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.

Learn

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. 

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.