Women Connect’s blanket drive underway; deadline is Feb. 27

BlanketDrive 2015Women Connect is sponsoring a blanket drive/contest for Mission WV for school-age children in foster care.  All handmade blankets from quilts to fleece-tie blankets are welcome. Individuals and organizations may enter to vie for two $100 prizes—one for most artistic and one for greatest quantity.

Blankets may be taken to the Women’s Center in Prichard Hall 143. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 27.

“We did this project last year and it was a huge success, and the blankets were donated locally,” said Amy Saunders, director of student health education programs.  “MU Women Connect members focus their efforts on issues that affect women and children, especially in our local area. This year our focus has been on the incarceration of women and its effects on the women and children.”