The Blanket Project in Seattle

on February 1, 2010 8:30 AM

Really doesn’t sound like it involves gaming at all, does it? Not only does it have to do with gaming, it involves some of the most influential people in the Xbox Live family.  A division of GamerChix called GivingChix has teamed up with Gamers Outreach Foundation and Microsoft MVPs around the world to help women, children, and families fight one of the most devastating situations in the United States today, homelessness. These three organizations have come together make baby blankets for Solid Ground, a anti-poverty and social service organization based out of Seattle, Washington.

The Blanket Project will begin in February, when the yearly MVP Summit begins in Seattle. At this time, all three will organizations will begin the Project by making baby blankets for the cause. Taking the lead for the Project are Microsoft Xbox MVPs Nori Fox and Kiki Lewis. Here is what both had to say about being a part of this great cause:

“Shelters provide a roof over the heads of families in dire need and who often arrive with nothing.  We want to provide some comfort and warmth to their little ones.  Blankets have always had that magic power of security,” said Nori Fox, Co-Director at GivingChiX and Microsoft Xbox MVP.

“They say gamers have great hands and we aim to prove that they can do great things with those hands,” said Kiki Lewis, Microsoft Xbox MVP. 

What can you do you ask? There are many ways to help. If your going to be or live in the Seattle area, you can give your time to help make the blankets. If your not able to help out directly, you can donate materials (2 yards flannel or one package bonded batting) or give a monetary donation.

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FiftyOne Marketing is also throwing in their expertise in getting the word out about this great cause. “The Blanket Project reminded me of how often I’ve actually just tossed my blanket on the ground to just sleep underneath the bed sheet,” said Daylon Deon, Founder of FiftyOne Marketing. “I am honored and proud to help with whatever we can.” The Blanket Project begins February 20th, and the goal is to garner enough materials and volunteers to make at least 50 blankets to tie together in a symbolic gesture to eradicate homelessness forever. To make a donation please visit https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=11012470. And remember, if your in the Seattle area on February 20th, go down and give these organizations a hand.

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Josh resides in VA and enjoys spending time with his wife Lena, two wonderful kids Peyton and Bailey, and their puppy Marley. He moonlights as an Xbox Ambassador and someday hopes to rule the galaxy. Favorite Games: Mega Man, Tecmo Bowl, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare