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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

1 Gravel Family

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My children and I had the opportunity to volunteer our time to cut 120 yards of fabric to make blankets for a special mission with Gamerosity for children all across USA fighting cancer. We were able to make a donation that will provide 6 kids with a sponsored blanket. Our hearts are full knowing we were able to put a smile on these children’s faces during a difficult time in their lives. Looking forward to volunteering again soon. Thank you for all you do. ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met the Binkeez girls at St Jude while I was there for my 3 year life study test. I shared my testimony and they was amazed at my survivor years. They was nice enough to give me a kid size blanket and to my surprise they sent me a adult size blanket in the mail. This blanket is now a part of my survivor story

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Binkeez from basically the beginning. I proudly bag and package the Binkeez and have also been part of the sewing team. I look forward to coming to volunteer. It is peaceful here, and I am doing a good thing and Binkeez is wonderful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was invited by a friend to tour Binkeez for Comfort in May of 2016. From the moment I stepped through the door, I knew I needed to be a part of this mission. The love behind what goes into each blanket was so evident. It’s pure, unconditional love in its truest form. I was recently able to witness firsthand the miracle of seeing a blanket chosen for a child and finding that it was a perfect match. It’s all because of love.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We came to know Binkeez in September 2013. My son was in the midst of a 30 day hospital stay and his team of doctors had just told us his beloved blankie had to go away, as it was believed to be the source of what was making him ill. Sad, and unsure how to tell him, I posted about it. The next day, we had a package on his hospital bed- his Binkeez. They heard his story and wanted to help. He took to it immidiately, and spent the next chapter of his life with us for every test, procedure and admission. We never left home without it!
Caleb gained his angel wings in May of 2014, and his Binkeez still brings us smiles and warmth. We all wanted to have it close by, and hugged it often. We were also blessed with an inspiration Binkeez, done in memory of Caleb, and we use and love those daily as well! Binkeez will always hold a special place in our hearts- not only for the love and support they showed Caleb, but for the love and support they have showed our family since the day we became part of the Binkeez family

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort brings love and light into the families with children fighting bigger battles than most of us ever will. It’s more than just a blanket. When you get your Binkeez it’s like getting a virtual hug from a whole entire community of people who have your back! You can bring it with you to the hospital when you need to feel brave, on adventures and trips to make memories, or just cuddle it when you need a reminder that you are not alone on this journey. We are so thankful for our Binkeez and everything it means to us.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with inked in some capacity since it started. Binkeez always follows the lead of what is in the best interest of the children and families. There is alot the general public does not know on rules and guidelines which Binkeez has to and always follows. I am happy to be part of an organization like Binkeez as a Board Member and who spends time weekly in Binkeez seeing the day to day operations.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the stories of the children that are helped by this charity on Facebook. I was amazed to see how they deliver hundreds of Binkeez at a time to hospitals to help comfort children in horrible situations. Everything is so personal with this charity. When you contribute, they send a hand written thank you card and you can tell that so much care is put into everything they do.

Olivia J.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter Emily received a Binkeez blanket from Their partner Team Lilly Foundation, she loved her blanket and would bring it with her to the hospital and would sleep with it at home, before she passed away, everything was so sudden that we didnt bring it, she fell in a coma and Trish brought her another Binkeez and draped her in while she made her way to heaven, we appreciate the love and care that went into making the blanket, my daughter earned her angel wings and we passed along that special blanket to my niece, first girl born after my Emi, they never got to meet so I know in a way that blanket keeps them close. ♥️

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 11 year old son has an extremely rare cancer and is undergoing treatment, having to travel 511 miles each month to see his Dr and get his meds. Binkeez for Comfort sent him a beautiful, handmade blanket to comfort him on his travels. This is such a special gift that he takes with him in the car and will take with him to the hospital when he has surgery. A special item from home to keep him feeling 'safe' and loved by those that have not even met him!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Binkeez! My 7 year old daughter has Cerebral Palsy, A rare form of Epilepsy, and chronic lung disease among other issues. Her blanket has brought so much comfort to her on her hospital stays. Hospital stays are rough, you miss home and Everything about it but being able to have her Binkeez with her is literally a piece of home that can bring so much comfort. Little brother will cuddle up with sissy and her Binkeez too! It’s really the only time he’s calm!
What this company does is so amazing and heart warming. Who doesn’t need extra cuddles with an amazing blanket when their sick or going through big battles!

Holli P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is 11 nonverbal and has autism. She also has a tumor disorder that drastically increases her risk of cancer. She has had 21 breast tumors removed already. This blanket is such a comfort already and will be travel to all of her hospital visits

Client Served

Rating: 5

Can’t thank Binkeez enough for bringing so much comfort to our 6 yr old son Nico. Nico has Cerebral Palsy and faces so many challenges and now with his new Binkeez those challenges are more comforting . He loves his new blanket and he brings it with him every where we go . Thank you Binkeez for bringing so much comfort and happiness to our little warrior .

Client Served

Rating: 5

Daniel has epilepsy, Lennox gastaut syndrome, extreme global developmental delay, amongst many other things. He is a frequent flyer at our local hospital. His favorite activity is cuddling and thanks to binkeez for comfort he has a new beautiful soft blanket to snuggle in.❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has congenital heart disease and is in the hospital frequently and loves his blankets to help comfort him while he’s away from home. A fellow heart mom friend told me about Binkeez and how soft the blankets were and that they also had a little bit of weight to them due to the fabric. I looked at the website and knew my son would love one. It’s things like this company that help children in their darkest days, some who are fighting for their life. The response I received was almost immediate and the blanket was received so quickly! This was so nice and I will always support Binkeez. I hope they can offer more blankets of comfort for more children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is the absolutely most perfect blanket!! My 3 mo old daughter Indie loves things soft and this is the cutest and softest blanket in out house!! Thank you so much its lovely and she loves being wrapped up in it!!

Courtney H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not tell you enough how wonderful this organization is!!! My son had B-cell ALL and spends a lot of time at home due to isolation. He loves the soft touch of his Binkeez. The people who I was blessed to come in contact with through this organization were so amazing. I cannot say enough how awesome they have been!

Meghan T.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Arrived the fastest I have ever seen something shipped. We approached because of a friend that had a son that got one. From the moment I contacted them I could tell they were there for my family in the time we needed. To some it's a blanket, but to those and the families Binkeez supplies these comforts for it is more then just a blanket it's hope! Thank you for providing hope and comfort for our family.

Kc S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you soooooo very much for your kindness and for my daughter Kendalls new favorite blanket! She is 2 months into her battle with leukemia and getting a special package with a blanket just for her completely brightened her day. I cannot thank you enough Binkeez for comfort!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both my son and daughter struggle with an illness. My son with complex hear defects and my daughter with type 1 diabetes. It was so comforting to come across Binkeez and see what they do for children. My son is only a month old and will endure multiple surgeries, I find comfort in knowing that we can wrap him in a comforting blanket each time.

Hannah W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They reached out to me on facebook. It is so nice to have someone make a blanket for my 5 month old heart baby Jacob! Thank you so much, he loves it!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is absolutely wonderful. My daughter has had a tough time. This blanket out a big
Smile on her face

Jackie Thibault M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

You guys are amazing!! My son loves the blanket!! It's so comforting and helps him relax while he's going through treatments. He loves the dinosaur print!!

Micki P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Eliza received a Binkeez for Comfort blanket at home. She has fallen in love with it and snuggles it every night to go to sleep! She’s been fighting a virus at home the past two weeks and has had a few rough days. Her Binkeez has brought her so much comfort! I am beyond grateful for this amazing gift for my sweet girl

Kayla Sanchez T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We couldn’t be more pleased or any happier with these amazing blankets that we received for our son Lampton and our family!!! Binkeez For Comfort is such an amazing organization and they are truly angels on earth for what they do and have done for so many!!! We are so honored and so blessed that they donated not only 1 but 2 blankets to our family!! These blankets are amazingly soft and make you feel like your at home if your away for another hospital stay!! They really do comfort you when you’re not in the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for a nonprofit organization to donate to, Binkeez For Comfort is a great one to choose!! Thank y’all again!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter got diagnosed with Leukemia in February 2019. Binkees was recommended to me in a support group. After reaching out to them, they sent her a Binkeez blanket within a week! It is so soft and comfortable. We very much appreciate gestures like this during this difficult time.

Kristina K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

my son just received his binkeez and he loves it We washed and dry it and covered him up and he feel asleep it's so soft and comfortable to cuddle with!! We love it!! Thank you so very much!! Binkeez for comfort

Client Served

Rating: 5

I wanted to tell you thank you again for the blanket you sent my son this fall. It's been with him for 2 hospitalizations and tomorrow going in with him for his 9th surgery (2nd surgery with his blanket). He also had it with when he found out. It's meant so much to him. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez, oh no words can Express how amazing this company is. This blanket is so soft. My boy absolutely loves is and is so comforted by it.

Jennifer M.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter recently received a Binkeez blanket. It is beautiful and so soft and so warm and comfy. I am beyond pleased with this new blanket. As a medically fragile special needs girl this new blanket will bring so much to our time at home and also our time in the hospital. I would highly recommend Binkeez for Comfort.

Nina H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brayden just received his blanket today and absolutely LOVES it! He has already asked if he can bring it everywhere with him! So blessed that he has been given this gift!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We stumbled upon your blankets when our 15 year old son, Alex, was inpatient at Levine Children’s Hospital. Alex, who is diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease, went into respiratory arrest on November 28th. December 10th, we made the heart wrenching decision to have a tracheostomy done. Alex spent 50 days inpatient during this last hospitalization and finally came home on January 16th. And just last week, we received his super soft blanket. The weight of it and the softness just calmed his body when I laid it on him tonight. We can’t thank you enough for getting it to us so quickly. It is perfect!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is amazing. My daughter was born with brain injury she has seizures has Gtube and trachae tube. I am glad that she can feel comfort through the warmth of this beautiful blanket since she loves to sleep. Thank you.

Thomas B.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 3yr daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia in October 2018. She loves blankets and the one sent to us from Binkeez has been by far her must have. Every night, she has to have this on her and her clinic/hospital visits. A fantastic organization that has provided a great blanket for our daughter as she fights to be survivor. Thank you so much!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son has all leukemia and we heard about binkeez through a Facebook group. They were wonderful and sent him a warm green cameo blanket and he loves it and he was so surprised. I can’t express how much this group has helped bring my son’s spirits up during a trying time. Thank you again for the blanket

Mary Jaegers B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Nevaeh hat a Binkeez. She absolutely loves it! It helps to comfort during the many times when she needs it most.

Angel R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This was an amazing gift my daughter was having a rough day and when she got her new blanket she covered up and went to Sleep she woke up so happy talking about the mermaids and fish on her blanket she absolutely loves it

Heather Sibley M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were fortunate enough to receive a Binkeez for Comfort blanket during his 4th round of chemotherapy. He had been diagnosed with AML (leukemia) in July 2016 had to have a bone marrow transplant, had Fanconi Anemia, Autism and Sensory Disorder. He absolutely loved his blanket! It was super soft, the best quality material and washed wonderfully. Manuel unfortunately passed away in November 2018. Binkeez for Comfort were kind enough to send us a gorgeous memorial piece that I will always cherish. This company went above and beyond when they didn’t have too. #teammanuel #unicornstrong

Ramona Habibzadegan J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Leila received her Binkeez and it’s extremely soft and comfortable and has become her favorite blanket.

Angie D V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization. They sent Anna the softest blanket. She has had a rough week so this definitely has helped make her smile.

Ally Calligano D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort has been amazing to all of us! Not only did they make my 7 year old son, with Leukemia, a special blanket that was made just for him and named after him - but then they surprised my two daughters and blessed them with their very own, unique, Binkeez Blankets! Then to top it all off, they gave me a family size of the blanket named after my son. They never ask for a thing in return. They are all loving, caring, and wonderful to every family and they go above and beyond to make each child, and their families, feel special and loved. Binkeez will always have our love, appreciation, and support. They've been such a blessing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

"Being home from the hospital is treating us well, especially for my girl thanks to Binkeez for Comfort. We came home to a box addressed to “FIGHTER CARMEL” with an amazingly soft blanket made just for her. Such a timely gift of tangible comfort for her as she recovers- and a gift she will be able to enjoy for years to come. So, grateful!"

This was something I posted on my daughter's care page when we returned from the hospital. I had heard of Binkeez for Comfort from a friend, and from the moment I reached out---it was nothing but incredible. Such compassion and care in every communication exchange with the Binkeez team and I am just blown away. My daughter absolutely loves her Binkeez----seriously, it is SOO soft and the perfect size for her to truly wrap up and snuggle in.

We are so grateful for the Binkeez team and everyone who makes this possible!!!!!!!! What a gift to critically ill children and their families---truly!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I heard of binkeez for comfort off of a page I follow so I applied for it for my son and pretty much immediately got an email saying he qualified for a blanket. The blanket came so fast I was shocked! His blanket is so soft I wanted to keep it for myself. I didn’t expect the blanket to be so soft and cute. He loved it as soon as I gave it to him. So glad I applied for one!

Tiffany S.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son is 3 years old. May 2018 his father and I were told that his heart was failing and that he needed a heart transplant. He received the Berlin heart to bridge him to transplant. June 2018 his new heart arrived! We are now 6 months post transplant. When I heard of this organization I knew Aries had to have one! The blanket is so soft and cozy he absolutely loves it! Thank you so much Binkeez!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received Kaileys binkeez today! That wsas so quick and it is beautiful! Thank you so much! Kailey loves it and "it is sooooo soft" she says! She made it very clear to her sister that it is hers and she's not sharing it :) she informed me that this is thr blanket that has to go to treatment and hospital stays with us from now on. The photo I have is too large to upload, but her smile says it all. Thank you Binkeez for Comfort!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is 7 and has Leukemia. She's the coziness, most snuggly little girl and chemo has limited her mobility. Jean at Binkeez quickly sent her the most beautiful blanket that is perfect for us both to fit under. She brings it chemo and it takes away some of the pain for all of us.
Thank you for helping my little girl feel better through this horror.
Marisa Rae

Tasha D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for providing these wonderful blankets. My daughter Kelsey is 18 and was diagnosed with APML Dec 5th 2017 at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence RI. After a 30 day stay she is home now but continues sleeps with her blanket every night and takes it to clinic with her everyday.

Update: As of August 3rd 2018 Kelsey is offically in REMISSION, but continues to use her Binkeez Blanket everynight

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In Dec 2017 my 18 year old daughter Kelsey was diagnosed with APML at Hasbro Children Hospital. On her first day of admission she received a package containing her BLINKEEZ blanket from her nurse Tracy. As soon as she felt and cuddled her blanket it seemed as though she realized that people around her loved and cared about her and what she was going through. After spending 30 days as an inpatient she was able to go home. She continues to cuddle her blanket every night and brings it to clinic with her daily. She has said that the blanket often reminds her of how far she has come in such a short time. We as a family are truly grateful for the wonderful organization that BLINKEEZ FOR COMFORT is.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We absolutely love this organization! They sent my sweet Emily a beautiful snuggley blanket that we take everywhere. Emily has a very hard time sleeping in new places so hospitals were rough for us but now we take our binkeez and she sleeps like a charm.she has that piece of comfort that she is use to at home and it is a wonderful thing. They are a great caring foundation! They have sent a lot of our cerebral palsy warrior,friends blankets too!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We received a binkeez blanket for my sweet Emily Lynn. Emily has many health complications that she conquers with a smile. She has spastic quad cerebral palsy with dystonia, cvi, global developmental delay, chronic lung disease and last October we found she was epileptic. We spend a lot of time running back and forth to the hospital trying to control these seizures with meds and to have something she can take from home to the hospital means a lot! Emily has a hard time being somewhere different and doesn't sleep the best for her eegs. I believe having her binkeez will help tremendously! we love binkeez for all that they do not only for my child but for thousands of others. Something comforting like a blanket can make a huge difference for our sick kiddos! Thank u so much for all that yinz do!

Love,
Miss Emily and her momma alisha diets

Molly Elizabeth B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My niece Skilya has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and has survives a stroke when she was 8 months old. This nonprofit put a big smile on her face with this special blanket.

Ashley L.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Calvin was born at just 1 pound 7 ounces at 23 weeks gestation. Binkeez for Comfort sent Calvin the most amazing blanket to comfort him through his daily battle to survive. Their generous gift means more than words can describe. Calvin loves his binkeez!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Camden absolutely loves his new blanket from Binkeez for Comfort! He has had it just a few days but it goes wherever he goes. He says that it is the softest and most snuggly blanket he has ever touched. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have a blanket!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Ella getting ready for another surgery. She is all relaxed & cuddled up w/her Binkeez! She gets so many compliments on her soft beautiful blanket! Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My little guy spends so much time in the hospital. We are on day 18 of this current admission in fact. I decided after seeing how cozy some of our friends wrapped in Binkeez, to apply for one for Keegan. Binkeez replied within hours to me. And his Binkeez blankey arrive within days! Keegan loves his soft blanket, and it will bring him so much comfort in the days to come. We are so grateful for what Binkeez does for kidddos like my Keegan.

Susan G.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Katie has cancer and the chemo makes her skin very sensitive. She loves her binkeez because it is so soft and comfy. It has definitely become the favorite. Her big sister has tried to trade her several things for it but Katie loves it and won't give it up. Lol. She keeps it close by at all times.

Charlene Myers G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is as in the PICU for respiratory issues when I came across Binkeez. They quickly sent my son a blanket that he carries with him everywhere. From doctor appointment to therapies, to grandmas house. Thank you so much Binkeez for comfort!!

Lifanov1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed at 2 1/2 years with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Binkeez4comfort was one of the first organizations to send a gift that completely wrapped him and his siblings in love. They needed that comfort at such a scary time and now almost 2 years out their blankets are still taken on every trip and go with my son to every scan and test. Could not say enough about what this place does for those in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Such kind people who take their time to talk to you and make you feel special and you can feel the love in their blanket! My son has been wrapped in the soft, beautiful blanket since he received it! ♡

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Dominic L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is a wonderful non profit that does amazing things for children. We first met Susan, the founder of Binkeez, in March of 2015 soon after our son was diagnosed with ALL. She was at Hasbro Children’s hospital handing out the Binkeez blankets to the children that were inpatient at the hospital. Not only did our son receive an amazing blanket, but he was able to spend some time being a kid doing some arts & crafts project that Susan had arranged for the kids. As parents it was amazing to see our son be a kid, to have no worries during his time with Susan & Binkeez. Through the years Binkeez has become part of our family. We have attended numerous events hosted by Binkeez. They continue to support our son & family with events that allow us to be a ‘normal’ family.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization that touches many people. Blankets made with love from volunteers. This is what you call acts of kindness; acts of love. Being able to give blankets to close friends fighting horrific illnesses and providing the comfort no other blanket has been able to compare, it fills my heart with love knowing others are being wrapped in love. It's an honor to serve on the board that its mission has always been true to heart.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was lucky enough to be gifted one of these gorgeous Binkeez blankets when she was in ICU. It fast became one of our most loved and cherished blankets. And thank you so very, very soul who requested the nurse give one to my angel. I cannot thank you enough for the joy this blanket bought us.!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort is dedicated to provide comfort and hope to sick and terminally ill children. Volunteers sew thousands of blankets each year for children in hospitals throughout the country that they may have some hope and joy (i.e., what young child doesn't love their blanket?) as they fight for their life. The purpose and mission of this charity is maintained with an unwavering, laser-like focus on delivering highest quality blankets of hope for the children.

Board Member

Rating: 5

This non-profit organization exists for one reason and one reason only and that is to provide comfort to sick and terminally ill children. Daily, volunteers cut and sew thousands of blankets each year that are shipped throughout the country and overseas to hospitals and families. I have not worked with a finer organization or group of people standing united to help unhealthy children.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving as a board member for this absolutely wonderful organization has brought me so much joy. Seeing how much love goes into every step of the way is something I could not imagine before now. From picking the fabric patterns, the volunteers who sew each stitch to perfection, to the delivery of each Binkeez. The comfort that each blanket gives to not only the sick children but the entire family is just amazing. In such a terrifying and sad time, Binkeez For Comfort brings a bit of light to each precious child in their time of need, and I could not be more proud to be just a small piece of the Binkeez family.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am blessed to be a Board Member to this amazing organization. I am a Pediatric Oncology Nurse and mom to a Childhood Cancer Survivor, I am able to see first hand how amazing Binkeez for Comfort is, and the impact it makes on patients and their families.. This is not just a blanket , this is comfort and love wrapped around a child in the most difficult days. I cannot say enough about how important this is!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing!! My daughter loves her binkeez blanket and it came in a very timely manner
Thank you so much