News & Events
Betsy's Blankets Amazing Race to Spread Warmth - May 21, 2023
April 26, 2023
Calling all kids! Join us on May 21 11am-1pm to participate in the Amazing Race to Spread Warmth.
CBS Chicago Features Haley Ebeling, Founder of Betsy's Blankets
March 6, 2023
We were honored to have our Founder, Haley Ebeling, featured as part of CBS Chicago's Change Makers series. Watch the interview to hear her tell the story of Betsy's Blankets and why we keep spreading warmth everyday!
Comfort Packs for College-Bound Students
July 27, 2022
Betsy's Blankets delivered 160 comfort packs to Hope Chicago to help provide the necessary bedding essentials to students headed to college for their first time.
Spread Warmth for Betsy's Birthday!
April 20, 2022
Join us April 30 to spread warmth for what would have been Betsy's 75th birthday. Each year, we gather to spread warmth in her honor. This year, we are hosting an event in Evanston, IL where kids will have the chance to assemble comfort packs for kids and babies in need of warmth. For a $75 donation, your child (or children) will select items and assemble a comfort pack during the event.
Seattle Comfort Drive to Spread Warmth to Mary's Place
October 17, 2021
Betsy's Blankets is collecting new baby blankets and twin bedding for Mary's Place, located in Seattle. Mary's Place provides a safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.
Betsy's Birthday a Big Success!
May 1, 2021
We raised over $25,000 for Betsy's Birthday this year! It's by far, our most successful fundraiser to date. As a result, we were able hand out over 100 comfort packs to kids in celebration of Betsy's Birthday, and we'll continue to hand out many more in the weeks to come!
For Every 5 Blankets Sold, Pipermoon will Donate 1 to Betsy's Blankets!
April 12, 2021
Mother’s Day is coming soon! We don’t think there’s any better way to show your love and appreciation for all the moms in your life than wrapping them in a blanket hug! Pipermoon blankets provide that virtual hug we love so much. And, they have graciously offered to donate a blanket to Betsy’s Blankets for every 5 they sell today through Thursday this week.
Spread Warmth and Joy!
April 8, 2021
Spread some warmth while spreading joy! Bring a smile to someone’s face with a cupcake...or 6! Village Sweets of Roscoe Village is generously donating all proceeds of their “spread some warmth” cupcakes to Betsy’s Blankets now through Betsy's Birthday on April 30. Local deliveries only.
Build Up to Betsy’s Birthday
April 2, 2021
Join us as we Build Up to Betsy’s Birthday! Betsy’s birthday is April 30. She never wanted anyone to fuss about her birthday and always put everyone else first, which is why we know she’d love nothing more than gifting children with comfort packs for what would’ve been her 74th birthday. Our goal is to provide comfort packs to 100 children - help us make this happen!
Holiday Warmth Deliveries
December 17, 2020
After a successful Giving Tuesday (we raised enough for 150 blankets!), we started our holiday distribution by making deliveries to New Moms, I Grow Chicago, Common Pantry, and Lead with Love.
Spread Warmth, Not Germs!
November 13, 2020
We’re so excited our Betsy’s Blankets masks have arrived! Available in both kids and adult sizes.
Blanket Hugs for Englewood
November 5, 2020
If in doubt, love. That’s one of the core values a I Grow Chicago. Something our country needs to believe in right now.
Helping Kids Sleep Better at Night with By The Hand
October 21, 2020
53 Chicago kids will be sleeping more soundly tonight. We had the pleasure of delivering comfort packs to By The Hand for the first time in October 2020.
Introducing Our first LA partner - Vista Del Mar
October 11, 2020
We’re excited to introduce our first Los Angeles partner - Vista Del Mar. We delivered 15 comfort packs to them recently and are prepping another 60 packs for them for this month.
Supporting Moms and Their Babies with New Moms
October 9, 2020
Betsy's Blankets has started to provide New Moms with crib sheets, baby blankets, and blankets for the moms to help them feel warm and loved. We will be supporting them every month with these items.
Spreading Warmth with Humble Design
September 1, 2020
Humble Design furnishes homes for 3-4 families a week - each family is moving into their home after living in shelters or on the streets.