Twill: Buy a blanket, Give a blanket.
Erin Connelly, assistant to Zac, has now been to Quest a couple of times. It is amazing to see people from all walks of life coming to Quest, meeting the children, and building relationships with our kids who long for stability and acceptance.
Erin came in three Wednesday's ago to give Quest our first eight blankets. She arrived to a bombardment of noise as the children upstairs were playing gym games and children downstairs were painting and coloring. I introduced her to our program and some of the children, who were quick to ask Erin about why she was there and who she was. They were very excited to find out that they would be receiving blankets and that Erin would continue to come back with more.
One of our kids, we'll call her "L", was very interested in the blanket. Erin handed her one of a smaller size ("blankey" material) and asked if L had any younger siblings she would be able to give the blanket to. L immediately said, "Nope! I'm keeping this one for me!" Every child needs that piece of security that states, "This is mine, it's always here. It makes me feel safe." For a lot of our kids at Quest, Twill blankets do just that: they provide that small piece of security and warmth.
We are very thankful to Twill for everything their organization strives to accomplish! Plans are in the making for Twill resources and events to make their way to Quest!