I have come across a few companies recently that offer really gorgeous blankets/ throws/ warm cozy picnic things. The one that has stuck out the most to me though is Sackcloth + Ashes with its gorgeous colors, quality materials, and a cause that speaks volumes to me.
Homelessness is an issue that hits a little closer to home than some others, so finding a company with a mission of supporting those that lack much support, or maybe can’t find a way of getting the support they need is something that I am completely drawn to.
For every blanket purchased Sackcloth + Ashes donates one to your local homeless shelter. You are able to make an impact directly in your own community., which is AWESOME! And they aren’t donating some cheap piece of fabric. They are giving up the very same blankets that we are purchasing, which is also awesome!
The summer of 2013 my mother lived on the streets. This taught me an invaluable lesson because my mother is a hard working woman. She has two college degrees, had managed restaurants, was a homeowner, and raised us two kids on her own. Yet, life got the best of her. She lost nearly all she had due to unfortunate circumstances and moved across the country to start her life over. My beautiful mother had become homeless. It was then that I realized that not all choose to become homeless – that some just need a second chance.
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