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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

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are so lucky to be able to collaborate with Binkeez for Comfort for our critically ill children of first responders. We couldn't feel more blessed and honored to have the opportunity to work with Susan and her team...these blankets have brought joy to some amazing children including our own. It is hard to imagine a blanket bringing so much immediate piece but binkeez do...there so much love that goes into these blankets that even the patients know as soon as they open their binkeez.

1 Elisabeth6

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has Stage IV Neuroblastoma...and when you hear those words for the first time, you fear for your child and what you know they are about to have to go through. My daughter received a Binkeez for Comfort very soon after diagnosis. It's not just a blanket. They wrap you up in love and you become part of the Binkeez family. She takes that blanket everywhere. It is always the first words out of her mouth after surgery,"where's my blanky?" It's a panic moment if she can't find it. It gives her comfort and strength through all she has to endure and this organization has a huge part of my heart.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What more can you say about a company that puts their hearts into everything they do. They don't produce and package just blankets... they produce warmth and love, they deliver comfort and they give security to the bravest souls amongst us. They helped my son personally and through them I am spreading the love to other children in my son's name, to help them and to keep my son alive in memories. They worked tirelessly to create a program that will allow me to deliver a blanket to every child that has a transplant this year at the hospital my son so frequented for his transplants and after care. What a great organization, run by a great team of wonderful people.

1 Nicole148

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The founder of Binkeez for comfort and I met though my request to use her captivating photos of Dorian (#dstrong) Murray in the children's book for and about children w cancer, entitled Leaving a Mark ; one I collaborated w Dorian and his mother to write . After learning more about what this non profit does and Susan's pure heart for children facing illness - I was inspired to feature Binkeez in the book as a trusted place to which to donate, and further , I will be donating all of my royalties from the book to trusted non profits and Binkeez is one of my most beloved . Their heart for children is unmistakable and their resolve is inspiring . Thankful to know they are a light in an otherwise dark time for children .

1 Stephanie232

Client Served

Rating: 5

They care about everyone they give a blanket to. My daughter was born at 32 weeks gestation and was in the nicu. There was a request sent in and they sent out a beautiful and soft blanket to her. My daughter loves this blanket and rubs her cute little face on the blanket. They are amazing.

1 Joanne52

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our whole family was wrapped in Binkeez love last year. We were fortunate to meet Susan while she was visiting our local Children's hospital. She was so kind to make time in her busy schedule to meet our family. Not only did she wrap our little one with a super cuddly Binkeez, she also gave a "family size" one that matched. His big brother also received a special Clay Buchholz Foundation Binkeez which he has snuggled with daily. During our little one's most recent scans, he was wrapped in his blanket so that when the sedation wore off in recovery, he would be soothed by the smell of home and the comfort and warmth of the Binkeez family embrace. Thank you Susan and the Binkeez team for all that you do - your dedication, hardwork and generosity of time, talent and love will live with us forever.

1 Amanda211

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is amazing. Corbin received his first one a few years ago. It was well loved and used daily/nightly. When he outgrew it they sent him a new one. Just recently on a trip he lost it, and has been very sad and had some sleepless nights without it. After contacting Binkeez and explaining what happened, they will be sending him a new one. What they do is absolutely amazing and helps kiddos like Corbin more than they or anyone will ever know. His Binkeez has become his comfort and he does not leave home without it, wether it be for a trip or a procedure or just a dr visit!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Binkeez cares about children and their families. Each Binkeez is made with the best fabric, with attention to cleanliness and perfection. Every Binkeez delivered is made with purpose in mind. The purpose is love, caring and comfort for the child and the entire family. It's an honor to work with a group known for its love and continued support for children and their families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is an amazing group of people who have supported my son and our family since the beginning of our diagnosis! Last April my 22 month old Nicholas was diagnosed with Stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma. We received our first blanket the second day! The fabric is carefully picked and it is the softest thing you could imagine (even after a million washes). Nick is doing amazing, and I truly believe that Susan and the Binkeez gang are apart of the love and support that surrounds us!! We could never thank them enough for everything! :)

1 Liz_80

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez has brought so much comfort to our son Marco who is being treated for high risk neuroblastoma at Boston children's hospital. We never ever leave home without his blanket! Such a wonderful organization full of people with enormous hearts!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Jack was diagnosed with stage 4 high Rick neuroblastoma at 4 months old. It was shortly after, he received his first Binkeez blanket. The blankets are so soft and warm, and make you feel at home during hospital stays. But Binkeez for comfort is more than blankets. They wrap each child and family in love and support. I know they genuinely care for Jack and our family. They have been such great cheerleaders and offer great support during his fight. Susan, the founder, is the most compassionate and caring person. I am happy to call her my friend. We absolutely love Binkeez for Comfort!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter's friend, a young 18 yr old mom lost her 2 wk old baby boy Blake on 1/12/16. He lost his battle with Osteogenesis Imperfecta even though he fought harder and lived longer than the 30 wks gestational age the doctors predicted. His mom knew he was a fighter but his body just could not handle the pain. As hard as it is, thankfully God took this sweet angel home where he could be free of pain and suffering.
I inquired about the "Angels Among Us" package and Susan emailed me almost immediately. Her emails to me proved that she truly cares about the parents who are grieving. I have to say that I have NEVER had such a wonderful experience during such a sad time. Thank you guys so much! I would like to support this charity any way that I can.

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1 Julie N S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort has been such a great blessing to our family. My daughter recieved her 1ST Binkeez about 3 years ago when her illness was at a high peak when it wasn't dormant anymore and we spent a lot of time in the hospital. My daughter Michaela carried her special soft blanket everywhere and it brought much comfort to her to be able to have it with her at all times in the hospital, on long trips , through many test to get a DX for her .. she still keeps that Binkeez close and recently recieved a 2nd Binkeez because her 1st one was not big enough anymore. We can not find enough words to really express how grateful we are to Binkeez .. for the love they have shown not only our family but many more

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My two year old son absolutely loves his new Binkeez blanket - thank you so much! The last several months have not been easy on him or my wife and I. So, any little thing that helps to put a smile on his face is truly priceless at so many levels. Thanks for the genuine thoughtfulness and the beautiful Binkeez!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, Braylon, is 5 years old and is fighting a very rare disease called CDKL5. He has seizures on a daily basis, hypotonia, cortical blindness, cannot walk, talk, sit or stand (he can't even hold his own head up). Everyday is a fight for our sweet boy and he is truly our hero. Binkeez for Comfort is a site I came across on Facebook for a friend, whose son is fighting too. I sent in a request and was pleasantly surprised that I got a personal email for one of these amazing volunteer's! They were happy to tell us that Braylon's request was approved! I was so excited!!!! My son loves soft blankets and this, for sure, is the softest I have EVER felt. After it was received and I let them know I received another personal email! I am so impressed with this people and this organization. They have such love for these kids and what they do! I HIGHLY recommend that you support them and bless other children suffering with a little love!

Deshaun Treyes

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the grandmother of a child that was the recipient of a Binkeez blanket and I can't explain it but there is something magical about them. This blanket has provided my grandson who is now 10 1/2 years old with so much comfort over the past year, it has also provided him with a sense of security. To those that make it possible for children like my grandson to get such a special gift, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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1 Nichole C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son fell in love instantly with his Binkeez! It has already been with to Dr. Appointments and Will come with to future hospital stays. A comfort item is such a help when we are in and out of the hospital. It was made with such love , is sooo soft and cuddly. Thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has had a rough go of it, and we had a really tough week this week. A blanket came in the mail from Binkeez and it was just what we needed. We all loved it. It has animals on it just like my son loves. He even hugged it when he saw it. We put him to bed and he gently rubbed it with his fingers and fell asleep. Thank you for giving us a happy moment during a really hard week.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I turned to Binkeez for Comfort when my nephew Joshua went into the hospital for surgery for his Crohn's Disease. He had 3/4 of his large intestines removed and was hospitalized for several days. I knew the process would take some time, so I waited to hear from someone. Shortly after his hospital say, they called me to say that he would be getting his Binkeez blanket in the mail within a week. I was so excited! Even though he was home, it meant the world to him to know that people care...and that he had a cozy blanket. He LOVES blankets. He's going back into the hospital this summer and I know his Binkeez with be with him every step of the way. What a great organization they are! Thank you for making my nephew feel so special and loved.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort is one of the most heartfelt non-profit organizations I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. The founder is nothing short of amazing!!!! Binkeez is clearly her pride and joy and this shines through in all of her interactions whether they are from a distance or face to face. The amount of care and love that goes into each Binkeez blanket is immeasurable. They even ensure that all of the fabric is certified lead free, as well as independently tested to pass consumer safety act protection laws and government safety standards. Each snuggly soft blanket that is gifted by Binkeez provides a sense of comfort, joy, security, and a much needed smile to those that are so deserving. I know this first hand because my son was a recipient. I became a volunteer for Binkeez for all of those reasons, to show my appreciation and to give back. It was truly one of the easiest and best decisions I’ve ever made. I am so honored to be a small part of such a special organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Binkeez's is a incredible organization. Providing such comfort to children and their families which is such a stressful and scary time is incredible. Binkeez's is pure love and comfort. Binkeez's not only supports the family while going through treatment they honor and remember the children who have lost their fight. Having gone through this experience I know how much it means to me to have my daughter honored and remembered. This is an amazing organization.

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2 Stephanie182

Volunteer

Rating: 5

6 years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. She underwent several rounds of high dose chemotherapy, total body radiation, and a stem cell transplant. During her journey, we came in contact with several wonderful organizations that were amazing to us. I knew right then that I would give back when her journey was over. On her 5 year cancer free celebration, we made it our family goal to give back to five amazing organizations. One organization that touched my heart deeply was Binkeez for Comfort. From the moment I read about them, I knew that is were my efforts would go. I became involved first through meeting the need of updating the website for them. Then a group was formed within Binkeez called Moms on A Mission. We are a group of moms whose children fought a illness and received a blanket. We measure, cut, and sew each blanket that is given to these most brave and wonderful children fighting a life threatening illness or disability. I have seen first hand how these blankets, made with such love, touch the bravest of souls. It's not just a blanket!!

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2 Catie P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, Kenny Botting, is receiving proton therapy in Boston Massachusetts. Binkeez came and gave us all blankets. For those being treated with protons! My son fell in love with how comfortable the blanket was. Not only were they generous enough to serve my son, but they extended a blanket to my daughter Emma. Who by the way it was very jealous of Kenny's completely awesome and magic blanket. These blankets are handmade by mothers that I understand what you're going through. You can literally feel the love as it wraps around you. I later learned that this company not only gives you comfort but safety. The fabric is certified and verified safe for all. This means so much to us as we are going through something that involves critical examination of all toxins and negative elements. The creator of pinkies is the most selfless woman I have ever met. She does this because she loves it. She has been touched by knows that she gives to and it drives her. This blanket means more than fabric wrapped around you on a cold night. This blanket is comfort and home and a safe place. I don't know what we would've done without this. But the most impressive part of their company was their attention to my sons sibling. A lot of times the siblings get lost in the sickness and the separation of families due to necessity. Binkeez will wrap up my daughter in love as well.

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2 Mazilyn S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am both a mom of a childhood cancer survivor and also a board member. Every aspect of Binkeez is transparent and from the heart... from the fabric chosen to the bags they are delivered in. From the correspondence between volunteers to the hand written thank you notes to each donor. Every stage, from requesting a Binkeez to delivery is treated with a sacredness, a love and care.... it is truly so much more than a blanket. As a board member I see the *underpinnings* and see the transparency and heart of the mission. As a mom of a child who has had cancer, I see the heart, the true intentions and the hope of the mission. Binkeez is a Great non profit I proudly stand with.
Sue Smith, Spencer, Ma board member and mom to Jewelia bi-lateral stageIII Wilms tumor

2 Jennifer434

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteering comes from the heart, but volunteering for a loving and thoughtful organization like Binkeez for comfort doesn't need a second thought. The wonderful team makes sewing blankets for kids in treatment easy!! I know that my heart is blessed by paying it forward and lending my talents for the folks that really need comfort and a little extra love in their lives.
The team makes it easy to pick up sewing kits and turn them into comforting hugs of love. The communication is always on point and I have never had any question go unanswered.
I get to see the blankets I have sewn passed into children and families all across the US and read the stories of love posted to Facebook. It warms my heart to see the love shared and the people that care enough to be part of it.

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2 Christine136

Board Member

Rating: 5

My son Liam received his Binkeez when battling Leukemia. His was part of a special delivery with his Peach's Neet Feet at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. It was an exciting day to say the least and the founder of Binkeez made it extra special by photographing the entire experience. Binkeez has brought so much comfort to us in a time a of need and we have been blessed to be part of this most amazing organization. It is so true that Binkeez is more than just a blanket. It provides hope and comfort when children and families might otherwise lose strength. The focus has always been on the kids and their needs. They go out of their way to spread their kindness and generosity with others. As a board member I feel honored to be part of something so true and genuine. And as a donor, I know that my contributions are going toward the comfort and joy of others. We might not be able to cure childhood diseases like cancer or take away someone's disability, but we can help to put a smile on their faces and bring a little sunshine and warmth into their lives. And in the darkest situations, share compassion and sympathy with those who lose their battle. I can't say enough about the generosity of spirit and good deeds this nonprofit is doing for the world!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort is an amazing organization and one of the very few that provides love and comfort to children that are suffering from all types of diseases.

There are many non-profit organizations out there that specifically provide support to children with a diagnosis of cancer. As a parent of a child with an incurable rare disease, I find this a little frustrating. There are many children suffering from non-cancer related diseases, whether they be life threatening and or debilitating diseases that deserve to be eligible for and or afforded the same opportunities of comfort and joy.

I am so grateful for Binkeez as an organization as well as the joy and comfort the physical Binkeez has and continues to provided my son with.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son was one of the first recipients of the Binkeez blanket. He has never been attached to blankets but he was immediately attached to this one and it brought him much comfort and hope throughout his journey. On days he didn't feel good he used it as a source of comfort and security. On days he felt great he used it as a superhero cape and to play peek-a-boo.

I knew I wanted to help give back and started volunteering for Binkeez. This organization is even more amazing when you see the "behind the scenes" work that is put in. Each blanket is handled with the utmost care and love from the moment the fabric is ordered to the moment the child receives it. Different programs have been put into place to ensure not only children fighting receive comfort but also the families and the families of angels.

Binkeez is truly so much more than a blanket.

2 Donna200

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a breast cancer survivor of 7 years, I was looking for a way to give back! I met Susan thru my daughter. I have been a sewer and a quilter for years and when Susan was looking for sewers, it seemed the right thing to do. I do as much as I can, and the rewards are many. Seeing Binkeez for Comfort evolve the way it has is a wonderful thing. I am proud and happy to be a small part of Binleez growth, kindness and the wonderful things we do for sick children.

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2 Rachael12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is such an amazing nonprofit that truly helps so many, the children(and even some adults) that have received blankets are wrapped in so much comfort and it's nothing short of amazing.

I have sponsored a couple people to receive a binkeez and my boyfriend also bought me one, which gifted 4 binkeez to children.

I'm a Paralympic athlete so my binkeez travels with me, but it helps so much for me as I also have cerebral palsy and my binkeez helps with my leg spasms on a daily basis, I'm so very grateful for this team of amazingly kind hearted people and the blankets they put so much love into.

I wish there was more I could do to thank them for all they do for so many

Rachael Burrows

2 Erin92

Donor

Rating: 5

My son received a Binkeez blanket when we traveled to Boston for his treatment. This was one of the most comfy beautiful blankets I have ever seen. With our own non-profit, Sammy's Superheroes, for childhood cancer research, we decided to fund blankets for pediatric oncology fighters. This has been an exceptional way to reach out to families who have also been affected by pediatric cancer. Personally, I have purchased Binkeez blankets as gifts for very special people. Each blanket you purchase from the Binkeez Boutique funds blankets given to others fighting big battles. This is a very special organization.

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2 Melissa252

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has struggled with serious illness since infancy. He is now 12 years old. I have always looked for ways to help him feel secure, loved and brave. I had never thought of a blanket for him until we were gifted a Binkeez. He uses it every single day. He doesn't have any words but I can tell it feels like a warm hug every time it is wrapped around him. I never imagined a piece of cloth could contain such love and warmth. We are very thankful for our Binkeez!

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2 Kelli P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Henry received a Binkee several years ago. His Binkee has become the ONE comfort item, besides his mom and dad, that is a stable and loving force with him at every doctor appointment, every procedure, and every inpatient stay. He's 7 years old, but sadly is well beyond his years due to his experiences in his short life already. Having a Binkee made for him was something that put a smile on his face, and some comfort in his arms. He might not be able to sleep in his own bed every night, but he can have his Binkee. It was seemingly such a small gesture, but has made the difference to him, and to us. As he is wheeled in to the OR, we are able to hold and love on his Binkee as he does. And when he is in recovery, he has his own warm Binkee covering him, not a hard scratchy hospital blanket. There are no words to express how grateful we are to all the workers at Binkeez!

Forever grateful,
Bill and Kelli Purchase

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