February 20th is Family Day, a time to take a step back from the busyness of life and invest in what really matters. Many families in Ontario are formed through adoption, which provides a lifetime of benefits for children who are not living with their family of origin.
We have a great Family Day activity for you!
Host a Blanket Making Party
To celebrate family day get your friends and family together to make blankets which will be given to children and youth to celebrate joining their adoptive family. We will send you a kit with all the materials and instructions. Each blanket takes about 30 to 60 minutes to knot and the only tool you need is your hands.
Please request a kit by Wednesday, February 1st. Supplies are limited.
Why a blanket?
It’s common for us to gift blankets to families when a new baby is born. Often the blanket becomes a special item for the child into adolescence. The security blanket is a special memory for many.
When a child joins a family through adoption, often at an older age, the family is not showered with gifts in the same way. We have learned that a blanket is a symbol of security and belonging at any age. We want to give a gift that is memorable and welcoming regardless of the age of the child.
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