Recently, 200 blankets were delivered to Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty (MadCAAP) in Canton, Missssippi. This nonprofit is dedicated to serving the impoverished individuals and families living in Madison County. The Mississippi State Bulldogs Blanket for a Blanket purchases contributed to the donation blankets given by MadCAAP. With A Purpose's Buy a Blanket, Give a Blanket program locally donates a non-branded blanket to benefit a person in need for each blanket purchased.
Volunteers preparing to hand out blankets in Madison County.
MadCAAP offers a variety of services for its clients including housing and emergency assistance. Since 1985, volunteers have promoted education alongside meeting the basic needs of those in the community through initiatives such as their clothing distribution program and food pantry. Serving over 1,700 families annually, MadCAAP demonstrates that budgeting classes are just as important as building houses.
Donation blankets were given to client families; all of those MadCAAP serves live below the poverty level.