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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My friend mourning the death of her little boy couldn’t express the comfort she felt from receiving her Binkeez blanket.
They were very patient in explaining everything, the blanket is beautiful and the delivery was quick; I can’t thank them enough!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Tears came to my eyes as I opened my Binkeez blanket box. Being sick is difficult, but nothing comes close to the pain of feeling scared and alone. With this Binkeez by my side at appointments and hospital visits, I will feel less alone and more loved. Words can not express how grateful I am for this comfort item. Not only is it my favorite color and a beautiful pattern, but it’s soft fabric makes me comfortable and relaxed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Jett in China on 12/18/17. We were able to bring his Binkeez to wrap him in love from day one. He has a life long blood disorder and will soon be getting to treatment that he needs when we get back to USA. Thank you Binkeez for loving our family from our Jade to our Jett.

Client Served

Rating: 5

You guys have once again blown me away with your most precious and thoughtful gift in memory of Brooks. It is so perfect and I plan to keep it up all year long just like his wooden angel. Thank you for what you do!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 2017 Binkeez ornament in memory of Keegan. These ornaments are beautifully crafted and we look forward to ours every year! Thank you goes out to our @binkeezforcomfort family heart Merry Christmas! #forourangel #missmyson#binkeezlove

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Binkeez for Comfort! My heart is grateful beyond words

Client Served

Rating: 5

Always remembering our Super Jack!! Thank you!!!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last weekend we decorated a little Christmas tree for Raul, battery powered lights and all! Today I received his ornament from Binkeez for Comfort, which couldn't have been more perfect! I love that they still remember each year all their kids who have passed away.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I look forward to receiving one of these beautiful ornaments for Christmas each year. You have no idea how comforting it is to my broken heart.
Thank y'all so much for ALWAYS remembering My Sweet Azalee and all the rest of the Angels who have left this world too soon.
Y'all are Heaven sent to a grieving heart heart

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of Rylan and my family. It means more than you could possibly know. XOXO

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Today we received our binkeez blanket for my 7 year old daughter. She was excited to receive a delivery package just for her. Once she opened the package and saw the beautifully designed blanket her eyes lit up. The only thing more precious was seeing her expression after she felt the softness of the material. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful gift with our baby girl.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son just received his Binkeez for Comfort Blanket and is over the moon. Going to chemo, radiation treatments and long hospital stays, really takes a toll on him so it is nice for him to bring something from home that takes his mind off of the hospital. This is a fabulous organization that really brings joy to the children and family it touches!
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non-profit goes above and beyond to make Children with illness feel comfort. They were the very first to reach out to us when my daughter was 13 months old and diagnosed with Retinoblastoma. The love and support is not the only amazing thing offered, the blanket has become a staple in or Cancer journey. For the past year and a half this blanket has brought my daughter comfort in some of the hardest times. I would recommend their support to any other parent going through a hard journey of childhood illness.

Ashley S.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was born with gastroschisis 6weeks early weighing 3lbs at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She underwent 3surgeries and a lot of other procedures. She resided at Chop for 119days. Binkeez for comfort sent a beautiful super soft blanket for her. She loves to snuggle blankets so this one is perfect. She'll have it with her for all of her future appointments and procedures to give her comfort. They are such an amazing organization and so thoughtful! Touched our hearts!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wesley's brain tumor was discovered on 12/23/15 at the age of 15 months. After a long day filled with terms we had never known, Wesley was scheduled for surgery the following morning- Christmas Eve day. After many long days Wesley returned home. With many visiting a to Dana farber and the brain tumor clinic, behind and ibfront of us, this blanket will provide so much. Love, comfort, reassurance and smiles will come from this blanket. His face light up upon receiving it. Thank you so very much.

Becky K.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Matthew has a very rare terminal illness that unfortunately means many hospital stays, and visits with specialists who work hours away from home. Through every step of his journey, the one thing that remains a constant comfort to him is his blanket from Binkeez! To Matt, it smells like home and feels like love, making the painful and scary seem a little less so. For us, just seeing him hold his blanket close allows us to breathe a little easier, knowing he's feeling safe.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I think back to that hard, hard week in April when we found out Charlie had cancer, and we innocently went to the ER and ended up staying at Hasbro for 8 Days, one of the things that sticks out to me is Binkeez for Comfort. They give a blanket set (a parent size blanket and a kid size blanket) when you receive a cancer diagnosis. These blankets are literally a comfort that you didn’t know you needed when your world is turned upside down. Hospital beds, sheets and blankets leave much to be desired. Binkeez blankets bring warmth and comfort on hard days. We are blessed and honored to have one named after Charlie. #prayforsircharles

Jen C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I remember the exact moment that Binkeez for Comfort touched my heart. I was at work when I received a message from Susan, the incredible founder of Binkeez. Susan shared that they had a fabric with a "swirl-like pattern" that she wanted to dedicate to my cousin Matthew "Swirls" Cirelli. I was immediately brought to tears and overwhelmed with love. My cousin Matt (his nickname was Swirls for his red curly hair!) passed away in December of 2013 after a 2-year battle with Ewing's Sarcoma. In his honor, we started Swirls Around the World to continue his legacy. I immediately sent Susan's message to my family, and we were all so speechless and honored. A few days later, we received the most beautiful gift in the mail ,The Matt "Swirls" Binkeez. It was truly one of the greatest moments; the excitement of opening the package from Susan and Binkeez and seeing the Swirls pattern, and hugging the blanket so tight that I felt the love that went into making this blanket; it was just like Christmas morning, but even better.
Just this month, my family and I had the opportunity to visit Susan and The Binkeez store to see where all of the magic happens, and it was such an incredible day. When I walked in to the Binkeez store, I felt all the love in the world. I was surrounded by beautiful photos of pediatric warriors. Susan shared with us the stories of these incredible children, and each Binkeez that was dedicated in their honor. She told us the story of how Binkeez originated; to honor her mother's work of sewing over 40,000 blankets for children in third-world countries. Susan continued her mother's legacy with the founding of Binkeez for Comfort. Displayed on the wall was some of the blankets that Susan's mother had sewn, serving as an everyday inspiration of love. Susan welcomed us with big hugs, and from the moment she sent us the message about the Swirls fabric, she became family. Binkeez for Comfort is for the children and each blanket is truly more than just a blanket. When you hug a Binkeez Blanket, you can feel the love, warmth, and careful thought that went into the blanket and the child that the blanket is dedicated to. Binkeez is love.

Susan gifted us with four Matt "Swirls" Binkeez to spread the love with. Meeting Susan and seeing where the true magic takes place left my heart feeling so beyond full. My family and I are so thankful and blessed that Susan and Binkeez for Comfort came into our lives. Susan is a true angel on Earth and her dedication to stay true to Binkeez and the children is so incredibly inspiring. We are forever grateful.

My family and I are already planning another visit to volunteer and to be apart of The Binkeez Mission of love.

Thank you Susan and thank you Binkeez for Comfort, for continuing to make a difference and spreading love and inspiration around the world. You will forever have a special place in our hearts.

Love,
Jen Caruso

Client Served

Rating: 5

I connected with Binkeez for Comfort three years ago when my son Bryce was scheduled for open heart surgery the next month. I was met with such care and compassion on the other end of that first e-mail. Bryce received his Binkeez rather quickly and fell in love with it right away. It was a great source of comfort for us both before his surgery and during his recovery. Binkeez for Comfort is an amazing organization that does much more than provide blankets. Outside of the charitable work they do for, and in honor of, so many, they are truly an organization full of love and compassion. Any time I've ever been in contact with anyone within the organization I've felt like I was chatting with a dear friend. Bryce still, three years later, loves his Binkeez and snuggles, cuddles, and sleeps with it all the time. The pictures I've included are from when he first received his binkeez, and then more recently.

Client Served

Rating: 5


When Ray is sick and in the hospital, he likes comforts from home. We bring stuffed animals, soap, lotions and other items from home but the one thing he likes most of all is a blanket. For the past 2 years, I have used a toddler blanket that we used to use on our rocking chair when I held him, but he got too big. Now that he has a Binkeez, I know what he will want.

Thank you so much for sending the Binkeez to Ray. He loves it! ! It is so soft and cuddly...like him! He smiled the first time it was against his skin. He had asked for it the past 2 nights when I put him in bed. It is already become part of his nighttime routine.

Thank you! !!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much! She loves to cuddle under blankets! It's so cold here in Missouri, and even when it's not cold- she runs cooler, so it will get lots of use! I'll share a picture when it arrives!

Thanks again for all you do! It means so much for parents like myself.

Jennifer Turner

Client Served

Rating: 5

Caiden's response to his binkeez was so genuine and he melts me over his pure love of little things in life. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the amazing blanket for my son Benjamin! It arrived on the same day he came home from his shunt placement surgery! Unfortunately, just a couple of days later, we had to go back to the hospital with the flu and pneumonia. His Binkeez for Comfort blanket has been perfect for him to cozy up under, and much nicer than the hospital blankets."

Client Served

Rating: 5

In August Addison received a very special blanket from Binkeez for Comfort. This blanket went with Addison to the hospital and eventually went to Germany with her for treatment. She loved how soft it was. Today we received a package from them. Inside was this super soft blanket with arrows, a beautiful cross with Addison's name, a card, wing and halo. Thank you so much! I cried when I opened it

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My little heart warrior, AJ, LOVES his blanket! He underwent his 5th heart procedure (3 open hearts and 2 caths - this most recent cath placed a stent in his heart just 2 weeks ago). Thank you so much for making him smile so big!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for doing right by Epic, his family and all the kiddos & families

Client Served

Rating: 5

Lucy was discharged yesterday from Boston Children's after being in a hospital for nearly month. While in Boston, she received her Binkeez while recovering from open heart surgery. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Recovery will still be a journey, but we are so glad Lucy has her Binkeez to bring with her!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Epic's blanket arrived just in time for his post opt appointment with the oncologist:) We love it so sooooo much . Thank you so very much

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just wanted to let you know we received Isaiah's Binkeez today! It's perfect and so comfy. It means so much. This is such an awesome organization

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ellie loves her blanket. Here she is getting a double arm rub with it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez started gifting blankets to the bravest of fighters not long after my three-year-old son, Carter, passed away from a brain tumor. It was not long after his death that Susan approached me and asked if she could commemorate Carter’s life with a Binkeez. From that moment, our partnership was born. She innately knew that I needed a way to honor my son and let his legacy continue.

In the four years since Carter’s death, I have worked with Susan to ensure that the lives of children currently fighting cancer receive Binkeez to help comfort them in the darkest of moments. The partnership that we have created spurs from the love in both of our hearts. Together, we work to ensure that the children of St. Jude have Binkeez and that Carter’s life continues to spread joy here on earth.

My most recent endeavor has been to create a legacy program for Carter’s with Binkeez to ensure that these treasured blankets touch the lives of as many children at St. Jude as possible. Binkeez will be given to the children in the PICU each month and we will continue to travel to St. Jude each year to ensure that these children have the security and comfort of a Binkeez.

Binkeez is much more than a blanket. It is a ((HUG!!)), it is security, it is love. Each time a Binkeez embraces a child, the smile by the recipient is simply the acknowledgement of each.

I am honored to be a part of the Binkeez family and to have them represent my son’s legacy with a beautiful mission and an incredible love for the bravest of fighters.

lynt

Client Served

Rating: 5

Nicole received her beautiful Binkeez blanket today and wants to say Thank You!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for the blanket David is resting from his procedure .. he would not let go of his blanket and got to have it with him the whole time thank you so much

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for the blanket. Dustin has enjoyed it. It is so soft .

Client Served

Rating: 5

When it's 30 degrees outside, momma and sweet girl enjoy their Binkeez. So blessed to be cared about by such amazing people.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi it's Gaby, I wanted to let you know that I took my amazing binkeez for my hospital stay. I was supposed to be admitted for next week Friday but on Wednesday I received a phone call from my doctor saying that she wants me to come in this Friday instead. Usually things go pretty well while at the hospital but this time it was a bit more rough because I was really dehydrated so I had to get tons of fluids and lab test which delayed us a bit. Today we did the second round of my endoscopy injections to help my Gastroparesis and I received lots of nausea meds and also breathing treatments. The treatments went fine but I have an infection which means I'll need antibiotics. I don't know what type of infection but they did a biopsy and sent it to the lab. Overall I'm doing pretty well and everyone loves my binkeez. Now I'm just trying to rest and not overthink things. Thank you so much for my binkeez

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, Tyler, and I met the Binkeez crew at CureFest and he received this beautiful blanket shortly after. It brings great comfort especially on sick days - and even on road trips! Binkeez is the best and we truly appreciate your kindness generosity!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not say enough about Binkeezforcomfort.org and Susan Posterro.
They truly are amazing.
They have passion and

Client Served

Rating: 5

I just wanted to thank you for the twins BinkeeZ. They have been dragged everywhere with us over the past week! I told Brennen all about meeting you and how the blanket is so special from his time in Boston... Now calling it his Boston blankie. And Kinley, well she says "mine like B's but my no sick". Thank you for brightening the days of children like Brennen. As a parent of a sick little guy, it's people like you and organizations like BlinkeeZ that keeps us going. Thank you again

Client Served

Rating: 5

ecause of Arielle. Miss Arielle received her first Binkeez on February 14, 2014 during a bone marrow transplant for JMML. We received the most note from her momma this morning....

"Not enough likes in the world...my daughter received her Binkeez almost 3 years ago at Boston Children's Hospital...it became THE blanket. She has to sleep with it every night and it goes everywhere with us! Such a blessing! Keep going Binkeez! Your work is so appreciated!"

As we shared with her heart. "Thank you for your {love} oh we have just begun on our mission of love for the bravest of lives. It makes our hearts so happy to hear how much your daughter's Binkeez has and continues to mean on her brave journey. The thing about Binkeez is this is about love and children can feel our love through each Binkeez. Love can never be washed out."

Because of you Arielle...today and everyday.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We received our blanket !! Thank you so much she loves it. As soon as we got home from our trip to st.jude she fell asleep with it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Every year since Azalee has passed away I have received one of your beautiful ornaments. The feeling I get when it arrives in the mail is like the feelings a child gets on Christmas morning


Thank you for doing this in honor of our beautiful Angels. You never know how much something like this means until you lose a child... remembering them means EVERYTHING.
Thank you from the bottom of my broken heart.

Fly High My Angel Face
Azalee Mae Carroll
6/10/07 - 11/17/13

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is my otherwise healthy typical child who ended up in the er last night and the one thing he wanted to bring with him was his sibling blanket! From a genuinely thankful heart, thank you for the blessings you give to our children!! You give them something to help get them through difficult times, in a small way parents can't. I will be forever grateful for y'all. I just want you to know how grateful we are, for what you do. We are thankful for te sibling blanket, it has comforted him the 40 days his sister was in the hospital and now he is here himself and it gives him comfort.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for sharing!! My youngest was given a binkeez for her own hospital stays and when I had my first hospital admission, she gave me her binkeez so I could be comfy. That is how I came to have my own binkeez so that she could keep hers to snuggle up with. Mine always comes to the hospital with me now and my girls love to snuggle up under it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not a single night has gone by past three years I believe that he has not had his Binkeez blankets with him .

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both of my children where in the hospital at the same time recently. My youngest had a Binkees for Comfort on his bed waiting for him. You have no idea how much this helped him! We have had a lot of changes in our house medically and just over all this last year. Being in the hospital often is hard! A blankie that is the softest thing ever makes it all better. He didn't want to use the hospital blanket at all the entire admission.
Here's a picture of him with it (making a silly face) when he started to feel better. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for the love and peace you've brought into our lives! Sending all our love to you guys

Client Served

Rating: 5

The love you made Carrys on with our family forever! Love you Susan!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to say thank you, thank you for what your company does!!! Isabel had surgery on the 1st of November and what was supposed to be only 7 days had turned into 22 days and counting!!! I know her original had a tear and y'all made her a second which is what she chose to bring and she doesn't let it out of her sight. It has been one of two of the biggest comforts for her and I truly pray the lord blesses you 10 fold.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Today we walked in a local parade with Make A Wish- Katie has her Binkeez on her lap and her brother in her heart

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for the blanket that sent my son Matthew is happy with his new blanket is a very happy child full of so much life. God bless you and thank you for your love.

1 Desiree13

Client Served

Rating: 5

So very grateful for this amazing organization. They provided my daughter with her best snuggle buddy/comfort item during her treatment for pediatruc cancer. Forever grateful, thank you

1 Amy_279

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter Chloe (7yo) was provided with a Binkeez for Comfort blanket recently as she has Down syndrome and was recently diagnosed with leukemia. She has been given many different blankets, but something about this one is special to her. I guess the way it wraps her up and snuggles her. And since it’s summer she is in shorts and t-shirts more and I think the incredibly soft fabric feels wonderful against her skin. She immediately wrapped herself up in it when I opened it and sleeps with it every night. It is a very special blanket and means the world to us. We are so thankful for being included in their program.

1 ladybughouse

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Susan you are a blessing. YOU are a dream maker, YOU live by faith and inspire many.. YOU inspire me

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love you all and I still feel so lucky to have been able to work with you during my year as Miss West Virginia. This company is responsible for some of the most priceless moments I have experienced here on earth. I'll thank you for the rest of my life for that reason alone.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Sometimes our greatest moments of trial turn into our biggest successes and moments of happiness if we live them well Susan Posterro thank you for bringing so much joy to children and mothers all over the world You have touched and brought happiness and healing to so many hearts through your journey
On Mothers Day today I salute you

Board Member

Rating: 5

Serving as President of the Binzeez Board of Directors has been such a privilege for me. The exceptional care given to each child and his/her family is unsurpassed by any other I have seen. From choosing the best materials , to the meticulous cutting and sewing, to the loving delivery of each blanket, Binkeez is truly a labor of love providing comfort to children fighting life-threatening illnesses.

melissapridefahs

Board Member

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort is the most conscientious nonprofit that I've been a part of. The focus of the mission and achieving it responsibly, ethically and sensitively is at the core of everything is does. It is nothing short of extraordinary what this organization has accomplished in such a short period of time. I am proud to be part of a nonprofit that dedicates everything to making the most difficult time for a family a little easier. I look forward to the day that everyone knows about the tremendous work being done by Binkeez for Comfort.

Beth168

Board Member

Rating: 5

I only learned about Binkeez for Comfort a few months ago at an event they hosted to raise community awareness. I expected to be filled with sadness after attending an event for a charity that primarily serves very ill children, however, I came away feeling the exact opposite. From the moment a child needs Binkeez they are truly wrapped in love and become a part of the Binkeez family. The founder of the organization is also a gifted photographer, and their space is filled with the most amazingly beautiful images of children loving their Binkeez blanket. When you look at these photos you know you are looking at children facing devastating illnesses, but all you see is joy, hope and strength. That is what Binkeez is all about and why I am honored to be a part of this charity.

Terri70

Board Member

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort is an amazing non-profit!! Providing loving, caring, sensitive support for cancer patients and their families is the ONLY mission and goal of this charity. Laser focus is on the needs and support of the children suffering and the families who are trying to be strong. The principals in Binkeez are sensitive souls who instinctively recognize that each child's experience and each family's challenges are unique and must be handled in a loving and caring manner. Always celebrating life - no matter how short it may be. Always channelling hope!!!

Samantha An Johnjohn F.

Donor

Rating: 5

We love Binkeez from the bottom of our hearts we love everything they do and love there very very very soft blankets my son and I both have one and sleep with them every night they are the best blanket I have ever felt. My sweet son has a very rare syndromes called Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, 15q deletion, sensory processing disorder and restless body syndrome he's the only one on the world with all these syndromes together and Binkeez helps him sleep better at night ❤

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

First off there are no words to describe this great company

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Donor

Rating: 5

It has been great honor over the past few years to watch and support the Binkeez endeavor as it blossomed under the helm of Susan Posterro. I have been struck to the heart by the stories of the children and teens affected by childhood cancer and the positive effect one seemingly small blanket can have on each individual. Little do you know when helping a budding non-profit that you may some day be in need of the unique services it provides. Recently my 14 year cousin was diagnosed with a cancer requiring 46 weeks of chemo, a lifetime to a young girl. Binkeez has provided her with tactile proof that she is always hugged and never alone in her battle. I am grateful beyond expression for the smiles Binkeez has provided.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort is such an amazing organization! I am so incredibly pleased with the service I got from Sue and the rest of the Binkeez staff! I was recently diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease and my blanket was sent so fast! I love everyone at Binkeez and I want to say thank you for creating such an amazing organization!