With A Purpose donated 750 blankets to Hope Center in Lexington, Kentucky this past Christmas season. The Kentucky Wildcats Blanket for a Blanket line provides a non-branded blanket for a person in need for every blanket purchased. With A Purpose utilizes the BUY a Blanket, GIVE a Blanket model to support local nonprofits, like Hope Center, to change the lives of those in their community.
Hope Center is committed to serving the homeless population in Lexington. Housing over 800 people each night, Hope Center volunteers join together to offer daily meals and hundreds of social services. They held a Men's Party and a Women's Party for Christmas where they distributed the 750 blankets to their clients. We are reminded by looking back at Christmas in July, that some added warmth can go a long way in the lives of those in need.
Pictured above: A volunteer from Ashland, Inc., William (a Hope Center client dressed as Santa) and a Hope Center Men's Recovery client at the Men's Christmas Party.
Stay tuned for more Blanket Drop Stories coming soon this Summer!