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Binkeez Programs

The Binkeez for Comfort® organization quietly and sustainably supports patients and their families at a growing number of leading Children’s Hospitals throughout the United States. These hospitals consistently tell us that our blankets have a positive, cascading impact. The initial warmth and comfort can lead to more rest and less stress, which in turn can lead to a more positive outcome. Child life specialists refer to these kinds of reactions as “clinical benefits”. 

 

Binkeez has multiple ways one can help....

Angels Among Us

Individual Binkeez Requests

Hospital Programs

Inspiration Program

Comfort for Community

Angels Among Us

Supports our families that experience the loss of a child. Binkeez sends an expression of sympathy to the bereaved family. Each family who endures the loss of a child receives a beautiful handmade creation as a way of acknowledging and remembering their precious child. Each winter holiday season, Binkeez sends a special wooden expression of remembrance for their child who is no longer among us, in the earthly sense. In addition, every year on the anniversary (referred to as an “Angelversary” in this program) of each child’s passing, a card of remembrance is sent.

This special program is guided by an angel mom who resides in North Carolina. As an angel mom shared with us, “Grief is such a process and it is never over. Although the cards stop, the stories slow down, and sometimes stop. My biggest fear is that people forget. As a parent of an angel, I feel like I am losing and the distance becomes greater, and the new normal sets in. People always say the first year is the hardest. No, it’s numbing. The years that follow are not easier.” Inspired by Tara Bean

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Individual Binkeez Request

Our mission and organization supports children and families who can request a Binkeez for Comfort® blanket to be sent at no cost through our website by filling out a simple but necessary qualification form. In 2019 these individual requests supported over 350 life threatening illnesses.

 
Hospital Programs

We have been blessed to travel to the best Children’s Hospitals in the United States to bring something so much more than just a blanket: comfort, hope and love to the bravest of lives inpatient in the hospital.

 

Binkeez for Comfort® supports programs based in the following pediatric diagnosis in the leading children’s hospitals in the United States of America:

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Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center

Boston Children’s Hospital 

Baystate Medical Center

Boston Medical Center

Candlelighters NYC

The Carter Bucciero HUGS Program 

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Children’s of Seattle

Cottage Children’s Medical Center –Cottage Health

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center 

Diamond Children’s Medical Center –

Banner Health

Emilio Nares Foundation

Floating Hospital for Children in Boston 

Hale Center for Families

Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital 

Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

Kravis Children’s Hospital – Mount Sinai 

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Megan L Cordeiro Memorial Foundation

Memorial Hermann

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Mount Sinai Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)

UMass Memorial Medical Center

UMass Memorial Medical Center (NICU)

New York-Presbyterian

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Prayers for My Christopher

St. Christopher Hospital for Children 

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 

St. Peter’s University Hospital Stanford Children’s Health – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

Team Lilly Foundation

Team Parker for Life

Texas Children’s Hospital

University of Iowa Hospitals

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University of Vermont Medical Center 

Ventura County Medical Center

Yale New Haven Hospital

 
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Inspiration Program

Binkeez for Comfort® has the humbling privilege of positively affecting the lives of thousands of children facing life threatening illnesses. Occasionally our outreach has the opposite result, which is to say that a child has more of an impact on us than we do on them. A fighter who inspires us to continue the mission of assisting and supporting children facing the unthinkable.

 

We have a modest but heartfelt way of giving back to and thanking the families of these children whose unfailing courage motivates the entire Binkeez for Comfort® Team. We memorialize a blanket in the child’s name under our “Inspirations Program”. The blanket’s fabric will be a special and previously unused pattern. The child will receive the first child-sized blanket hand-cut and hand-sewn from the initial bolt of the new Inspiration Fabric. Also, from the second cutting the family will receive an adult-sized blanket, crafted in the same loving way.

 
Comfort for Community

In 2019 a new program was added to ensure crisis support needs in our community are met with the donation of blankets made from fabrics that have experienced exposure due to the normal course of business.

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508-847-5795

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Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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