For the past 20 days, many individuals and businesses have contributed to the 9th annual drive to Blanket Orange County.

Take a look at what BOC volunteer and Keller-Williams Realtor, Kim Solomon found when she went to pick up blankets donated at the YMCA.

That was last week.

Darcy Gunn from the YMCA called again yesterday to say the box was o’erflowing again!

And look at the piles of blankets picked up by BOC volunteer, Farley Bernholz.

Farley has picked up at the UNC Wellness Center almost daily to keep their box from overflowing.   Even so, Wellness Center manager, Mike Martinho has been stashing them in his office for between visit overflow prevention.

BOC volunteer and Coldwell Banker/HPW Realtor, Gayle Claris will be delivering a big load of about 40 blankets to IFC tomorrow. Thirty of these were donated by Homewatch Caregivers of the Triangle.  About 15 more blankets await Gayle’s pick up at the Chamber of Commerce and Aloft Hotel.

Rosemary Waldorf, former Mayor of Chapel Hill who now works with Bryan Properties, just picked up 20 blankets from H2Only Cleaners and the UPS Stores.

Susan Reda, owner of Susan Reda Productions, has coordinated these pick up efforts and spread the word to media contacts.

And speaking of media contacts…Ron Stutts and Aaron Keck have done interviews, invitations, articles and announcements to get the word out to the WCHL/Chapelboro community.

With the efforts of all of these individuals and businesses plus the many individuals who have dropped off blankets so far…the grand total as of today is…

240 blankets collected.
Just 60 more blankets needed to reach goal.

Can you or your business help by donating a new or gently used blanket*?

Drop off boxes are ready and waiting to accept your donation from now until Monday morning.
They are located at:  


For more information, visit the Blanket Orange County website or Facebook page.

*Twin/single bed sizes preferred.