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Binkeez for Comfort

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Causes: Health

Mission: Binkeez for Comfort is a Guidestar Platinum-accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Binkeez mission is to provide blankets to babies and children struggling to survive life-threatening illnesses, acute developmental and mental disorders and severe burns, all the while offering support to parents, siblings and caregivers.

Target demographics: terminally ill children or children facing life threatening illness

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6720 children fighting a life threatening illness

Geographic areas served: Boston, MA

Programs: BinkeezLove and Angels Among Us

Community Stories

229 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort really has given my son exactly that--comfort. His excitement started when he received mail that was just for him, and it started to grow as he helped to open up what was inside of the package. The blanket is perfect for Hudson, as he loves all things safari. He loves to point to all of the animals and have mama say the sounds each animal makes. Hudson takes his blanket to bed with him and "pets" it goodnights since it is so soft! He also likes to squeeze it when he has his hospital visits at Riley Children's Hospital for his Retinoblastoma. This organization was so easy to contact and has had amazing communication since. We are so thankful that Binkeez was able to make our son feel so special!

Kaylene M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We love a binkeez for comfort jeremiah love this sharks so the print was picked very well.

Danielle K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My 2-year-old son Aiden was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Binkeez for Comfort provided us with a beautiful soft blanket with the most adorable print (foxes, bears and campers), that he loves and takes everywhere. It has kept him warm and cozy at the hospital, the outpatient infusion center and at home. Many thanks to Binkeez for Comfort for making our #leukemiawarrior(s) more comfortable on their journey.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jacob received his binkeez this morning and he’s not gone anywhere without me. He keeps it very close by and keeps telling me it feels like he’s hugging the clouds!

It’s a much welcomed gift, hopefully treasured for many years to come - and will certainly outdo any toy!

Thank you again so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have so many pictures! It is our favorite blanket and we've been using it for every treatment since the day you gave it to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wes loved his right up until the end. Now his siblings love them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Binkeez! My boys love it too Its soooo soft… that i take sometimes for me

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi! I hope you are well! I just wanted to thank you for Nico’s ornament this year! I love how personal to you they were. He did a wonderful job, they’re beautiful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I Just wanted to say thank you from my heart! This sweet angelversary card I received in the mail just now made my entire night! ❤️ After all these years, to know you guys still think of him and my family means more than you could ever know. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Again, thank you and Binkeez For Comfort so very much!!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi Susan, I wanted to let you know that I happened to be in the resource room at Boston Children’s today when a box of Binkeez was delivered. The coordinator squealed with glee and said “These are the BEST!!!” You continue to make a difference. Thank you and merry Christmas

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for wonderful organizations like Binkeez. Binkeez has been providing hospital approved blankets for children all over the world. We truly are stronger together.

Lstacks615

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son Bradley was initially diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis in 2017 and completed treatment in 2019. Bradley began having hip and back pain in October 2021 and after many scans it was determined there was a large mass on his pelvis. He had his biopsy at CHOA and on 12/15/2021 we found out that his LCH had unfortunately returned. It is extremely rare for LCH to return after being in remission greater than a year and even more rare for it to not return in the area it was previously…which was in his cranial area below his pituitary gland. Bradley is currently undergoing chemotherapy after having his 2nd port placed on 1/11/2022. He has chemo 5 days straight for one week out of the month for 6 cycles (6 months). Binkeez for Comfort shipped our son a gorgeous blanket that he absolutely loves!!! It brought him so much joy opening the package!! They were so quick to reach out and he received this generous gift so quickly! What an amazing company!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Very easy to work with Binkeez. Quick shipping. We are so grateful. Binkeez blanket brings comfort for my little guy. It is nice to have something that is his very own and special.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Averyana received her new blankie yesterday. It is safe to say, she loves it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi there. My daughter was recently hospitalized. She was gifted a Binkeez blanket while there. She was having a rough night missing her family and pets at home. This blanket is amazing. Thank you for providing comfort to patients when they need it the most.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A very special thank you to Binkeez for Comfort! Our daughter Gabby who was recently diagnosed with Brain Cancer absolutely loves her Binkeez blanket :-). She takes it to treatment with her daily then comes home and lays under it. We are so thankful for such an amazing organization that provides love and comfort to children that are suffering from all types of diseases.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello ,

Binkeez for Comfort are great they put on a smile on my niece face once she received her blanket.As you all know kids with cancer get to go to hospital often unfortunately so this is a great cause as they can take one comfort,that one cozy soft blanket with them everywhere.My niece is fighting Dipg/brain tumor since late March this year and she is a real warrior.Thank you Binkeez for Comfort so much her Binkeez started her journey to beating cancer like a kid.Thank you

Sarah Dziak S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort sent us the best blanket did our little girl. It only is it the softest, but somehow they even knew which colors were in her nursery. We can’t wait to get out of the hospital and finish up chemo so we can bring our little girl home.

Melissa D.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma and we were/are scared. Sometimes it’s the little things, like a hug or a kind gesture that make a difference in those hard moments. Having a Binkeez for Comfort blanket is that hug. I can curl up with my baby and nurse him with a soft blanket that was made just for him with sharks and fishes swimming happily; honoring his love of the water.

Reich V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ellie was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, in Fort Worth this past fall. The local Facebook group mentioned how great the blanket was they received from Binkeez. We were able to secure one for Ellie and it is amazing. It was sent extremely quick and the quality is amazing. Hands down the sorted fabric I have ever touched. Thank you so much Binkeez!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization was highly recommended to me by another family with a child battling cancer. Applying for the blanket was very easy, and Timmy is absolutely thrilled with his new blanket. They tried to tailor it to his interests and the quality and softness of the blanket was wonderful. It makes me happy to see him enjoy this and be comforted by it. Highly recommend this nonprofit!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very quick to respond to request and send my son a Binkeez. Nice quality and packaged well

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a mom of multiple total care daughters, comfort is one of the most important things I think about. What will make my girls feel safe, not leave marks, and look adorable. Binkeez has sent 3 of my beautiful ladies blankets. And we have also purchased several. They go above and beyond for the kids. I am so glad we have binkeez in our lives

Heather D O.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fast delivery friendly and the application process wasn’t a headache.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Corey has been super blessed with a blanket from Binkeez.
Corey was diagnosed with Metastatic Osteosarcoma Oct 2019. He has went through a limb salvage surgery and a double lung surgery. Corey has completed in chemo and await to see next steps.

Thank you Binkee for making my child smile

Client Served

Rating: 5

Susan Posterro and binkeez for comfort has remembered my guy every year since I’ve lost him. Just got this sweet little angel bear remembering Cash. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kayla Jade had Gtube surgery and was comforted with her binkeez for comfort blanket she loves it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

First off thank you for what you guys do!. It gives families something special just for their kiddos ... not just any , our hero’s. We take Kannons binkeez everywhere we go knowing that out there someone else is sending comfort from afar. We were honored when Rachael burrows said one was on the way!. Since then we have had a few friends get binkeez as well for their lil warriors... it makes tough days a lil better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi Mina didn't feel good the other night, she was nauseous do to brain pressure, her Binkeez gave her comfort, and made her feel safe and warm

Advisor

Rating: 5

I love making a difference in someone's life. It makes my heart full and thank the Founder of Binkeez for letting me be a part of this amazing mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kayla Jade had Gtube surgery and was comforted with her binkeez for comfort blanket she loves it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello there! So, my little guy Oliver received a binkeez a few years ago when he was about a year old. He is 3.5 years old now and his Binkeez blankie which he lovingly calls his "Kiki" is his favorite blankie he has still to this day. I am reaching out to you to see if the fabric that is used is still the same? I have tried to find him a back up blankie with the same material and just cannot find him one he likes as much. He is obsessed with the texture of his Binkeez! He loves it. I feel badly asking, but am wondering if we could apply for a new Binkeez? His is getting pretty worn due to daily use.

Ollys Binkeez has been in the operating room as many times as Olly has. His Binkeez has comforted him in the ICU, has spent 2 birthdays in the hospital with him, has traveled with us to meet a new team of doctors across states. then made that same trip with us many many times again. It really has been his most favorite comfort item he has.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Well we think y’all are amazing and for a medical mama to see what you are doing for our kids it touches my heart. Colton truly drives himself off this stuff and that’s what’s his socks came about. This last week was so hard for everyone. And for us came new diagnosis and hardship that we lost a bit of our motivation. Working hard on putting all our feelings into doing what we do best! Thank you all again.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Volunteering for causes that spread love and light to brave children and their families holds a special place in my heart. When I learned about Binkeez for Comfort years ago, I've since witnessed generosity that far surpasses tangible gifts — the support given touches recipients at a visceral level. The blankets are not only hand curated and crafted, but they're created out of an abundance of love. Children facing unthinkable circumstances receive warmth and security, a priceless commodity during uncertain times. Today, serving as a Board Member, I am humbled to play a very small part in a mission that plays a very big role by providing comfort to those who need it the most.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez and going with the boys where they go and staying warm on their field trips.

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you are looking for an organization to support this year I can 1000% recommend Binkeez for Comfort. They have been amazing and care about the recipients past and present. They make the most amazing blankets. Manual received one while inpatient and after he passed I ordered one with unicorns of course. It is our favorite blanket.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for always remembering my Ginny! It means the world to me!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter received her Binkeez two years ago before one of her major surgeries. It has been a continuous source of comfort since then. She says it is as soft as a unicorn's nose. We are very grateful for this gift of love. It is so much more than a blanket.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received Michelle's ornament from Binkeez and it is absolutely beautiful. Holidays are so hard and Michelle only had one Christmas during her short life. Michelle passed away from cancer on July 2, 2008 at only 17 months old. Thank you for never forgetting her and honoring her memory in such a loving and beautiful way! ❤

Brooke C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our daughter received a beautiful Binkee after her leukemia diagnosis. It is extremely soft with cute little llamas on it and she now sleeps with it every night. We are extremely grateful for organizations like Binkeez for Comfort!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic organization! Helping medically fragile children smile and stay warm. Thank you so so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jay Jay has been diagnosed with many disorders. P.A.N.D.A.S./P.A.N.S. & autoimmune encephalitis are the disorders he's suffering the most from. He's like a prisoner trapped in his own body with his brain always feeling like it's on fire.

These disorders cause many life affecting issues. Horrible debilitating Tics, anxiety, compulsions, insomnia, irrational fears, separation anxiety, regression, involuntary movements and behavior issues are just some of the things that happen to him.
When he gets sick, he doesn't get normal symptoms. The issues above occur because his brain becomes inflamed by being attacked.

Jay Jay is receiving IVIG treatments right now to help "fix" his broken immune system.

Thanks to this amazing group of people at Binkeez, Jay Jay received an amazing, thoughtful, loving, calming gift. He received a blanket that is more than just a blanket to him, it offers him comfort and protection, especially during his hard times and his treatments.

Jay Jay's Journey is his page on Facebook to follow more on his story!

Melissa W.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Louis received his Binkeez blanket and hasn’t let it out of his sight since. During this trying time of a cancer diagnosis - I can’t thank binkeez enough for bringing Louis just a little bit of comfort.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They sent my very sick son a beautiful handmade blanket.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the blankets they are absolutely perfect the size the tecture the look everything about this blanket was absolutely perfect Amor is a Micro premie born at 26 weeks 3 days. Amor spent a total of 89 days in NICU. During that stay she was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia a rare liver disease. After going home she then had a Bowel obstruction followed by a Perforated Bowel. Amor was put on the Transplant Waiting list April 6 2020 and recieved her gift of life on June 17. Amor has been in the hospital since April. After the Liver transplant Amor went back to the OR for a small bowel resection for an ileostomy she had from her Bowel Obstruction. After the resection Amor went back to the OR for a Colon Perforation on July 3 and another Perforation on July 4. Amor was intubated for a total of 56 days after being extubated she was reintubated 3 days later. She is currently working on getting extubated and off dialysis. Her kidneys have not started working on their own but shes on the right path to recovery. Thank you so much for the blankets this little warriors truly appreciates it

secgmc

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was given a Binkeez for Comfort blanket. She has severe nonverbal autism, nonverbal, feeding tube, and hypogammaglobulinemia. This blanket has been such a comfort for her! She hates to be without it :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is truly and amazing organization that packs every ounce of love into every blanket they make! They care about every child as if they were their own! Their communication is and delivery is beyond quick also! We put in a request for a special blanket for my princess and we received it less then 2 weeks later. This is a custom blanket too!

Review from Guidestar

leslieannpollitt

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization sent the softest, most wonderful blanket to our son who is fighting Hodgkins lymphoma. He is now wrapped in positive energy that keeps him happy. We are so grateful to have such caring people helping us get through this challenging time. Thank you, Binkeez!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for comfort was out to save the day!
Such kind and thoughtful people. Thankyou so much for providing my 5 year old son with a blanket.
Recommended to any family facing a child with an illness.

Jesse L.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This company give comfort to children when that is all they need. My daughter loves her and we are very grateful for this company!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I put in a request for a Binkeez blanket for my grandson, Brandon ("Beemer"), who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant, and suffering graft vs host disease complications. Binkeez asked what his interests were, and then sent a perfect blanket, with dinosaurs. Beemer loves the blanket, and brought it this morning to his weekly lab appointment that requires a needle stick to draw blood. Binkeez has a wonderful mission, to bring comfort to those who are suffering medically.

Angel E.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is amazing! Turn around time from the time of request to the time it was received was great. Absolutely the softest blanket I have ever felt! My child loves it and sleeps with it nightly! Thank you Binkeez for everything you do for these children!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son received a beautiful blanket a few months ago, he has carried it everytime we went into the hospital, it is absolutely beautiful and comfy!! It’s a blanket that means so much to him ♥️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our Binkeez and Binkeez Family! Saida was diagnosed with Spinabifida,Hydrocephalus,Chiari type 2,Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel,and Nonverbal Learning Disorder.She went thru many surgeries that were very scary.We were introduced to Binkeez and our life changed.She was sent a hug and love in form of a blanket.It was love at first sight.Saida had a different comfort before procedires,surgeries and more.She became just a bit braver each time.We met Susan and Saida still remembers her and considers her family.They are always there watching over and loving our kids,becoming so much of a valued part of our families.When our kids are sick,they show us love and check in on them and make not feel alone.We are also able to connect a bit with other binkeez families and thay opens are world up so much.I hope to be able to meet more binkeez families for love advice and comfort.They go above and beyond for all our kiddos and selflessly give their love.My daughters binkeez got really gross from hospital trip and they sent her a replacement quickly.She was wrapped in love quickly again and the tears dissapeared. We think the world of binkeez.My youngest (age2) has sensory proccessing,chairi type one,developmental and global delays,speech delays and is in the proccess of being genetic tested and such and her sister lets her borrow her binkeez blanket blanket sharing in the love.I cannot thank you enough Binkeez family.You guys are heroes too.We adore you and do all we can to spread the info of your love.Saida even saved up money for another to have a blanket(shes working on saving to do it again)You encouraged her to continue spreading love by all the love you showered us with.
WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort has provided my daughter with her ultimate comfort object. She was hospitalized for a long time, and since her liver transplant, her Binkeez has been her favorite thing. She won’t sleep without it, and we are so thankful to Binkeez for Comfort for such a high quality and beautiful blanket!

Aurora De V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son Charles De Vries was diagnosed with B-ALL leukemia on September 5, 2018. Our lives changed for ever. We are thankful and grateful to our Almighty God for being with Charles every step of the way. Charles has been doing well so far with the treatment. He is our superhero. I love when foundations like Binkeez send love to our son. He loooves his new blanket. He was so excited to receive this blanket!!!
We are grateful to Binkeez for their love!! God bless them!!!!

Kira Lynn Pavitt L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my younger son was little, Binkeez sent him this wonderful blanket! Ciarlo was born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus. He has had 10 surgeries and countless appointments, scans and X-rays in hi 9 short years and his blanket from Binkeez for comfort has accompanied him to it all! 4 years ago when Ciarlo’s big brother Dominic was diagnosed, at the age of 7 1/2, with Glioblastoma (an always fatal brain cancer) Ciarlo sent his special blanket along for Dominic to use at the hospital. Within just a few days, the wonderful staff at Binkeez sent Dominic his very own blanket! Dominic’s blanket accompanied him to EVERY chemo, radiation treatment and surgery/hospital stay during his 9 month battle. After Dominic passed away, Binkeez sent a beautiful wood carving with Dominicks name on it and named a blanket for Dominic. They sent us a small one for Ciarlo (then just 6) and a larger sized blanket for us to use. They have since also named a blanket for Ciarlo too! We all sleep with our blankets every night, they are no longer just for the hospital! They bring us comfort every night. For the first 3 Christmases after Dominic passed away, the staff at Binkeez also sent us special ornaments in Dominic’s memory that have so touched our hearts! We are so thankful for this wonderful nonprofit and the difference they are making for medically needy families!

Diana M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much Iris Abigail is absolutely loving her perfectly soft Binkeez

Client Served

Rating: 5

As Eleanor battles cancer every little bit helps during the tough times. Binkeez for Comfort went above and beyond by providing our little girl with a comfortable blanket. Her big brother likes to use it too and she doesn't mind sharing. I can't say enough about the generosity of Binkeez for Comfort.

Tanya Marie V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Leah sleeps like an angel with her Binkeez Love!! Thank you so much. What y'all do is beautiful. God bless!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege to be part of a gifting experience at St Jude. I saw first hand what a big difference something as simple as a blanket can make. I was beyond impressed with the attention and care this organization and it’s team showed during every step to execute this mission. After having the opportunity to work with them and spend time with this team they have now become one of my favorite nonprofits!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Kingston was diagnosed with a life threatening liver disease called Biliary Atresia, and at 10 months old has gone through more than most adults. He had a surgery (Kasai procedure) that attempted (and failed) to give his liver a chance to drain. He had a liver transplant, and is doing great, but had spent collectively about 3 months in the hospital. I’m so excited about his Binkeez blanket, that was donated to us. It is SO beautiful and soft, and he loves it ! Spending so much time in hospital, anything that gives us comfort is so very important. What a beautiful company! Thank you so much!

Lyla G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beautiful concept! Quick delivery and amazing communication from the company! We came home to our blanket after a hospital stay and it was such a lovely surprise to come home to. We’re in the hospital often unfortunately and this will for sure be on our list of things to bring when we go!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Binkeez for Comfort - Anthony received his Binkeez Blanket, he loved it so much that he wanted to go to bed right away: "It is soooo cozy, mom!". This blanket gives him so much warmth and comfort. We can’t thank you enough for this wonderful gift and we can feel the love that was put into making it. Thank you!

Laurie L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Deki is a high energy go getter with ALL Leukemia. Lately his meds have been stripping him of all of that playful energy and all he wants is to snuggle up with a blanket and watch TV. This blanket will help him be comfortable and happy while he is down for the count. Thank you, Binkeez!