Blanket the Homeless with Sackcloth & Ashes
I was extremely tempted to post another collection of pre-Christmas holiday sales, but I figured I would do something else. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sale during the holidays! But, I find it funny that as I get older, Christmas becomes more exciting when I have something I am excited to give. So, I thought instead of a sale post, I would share this company I just found, which has a mission of giving year-round. Sackcloth & Ashes, which was inspired by founder Bob Dalton when his mother found herself living on the streets in 2013. After realizing that many end up this way despite their best efforts in life, Bob decided he wanted to do his part, and called homeless shelters around his area asking what they they needed the most. Blankets was the answer, and Sackcloth & Ashes was born. For every high-quality blanket purchased, the company will donate one to a local homeless shelter near you. Since their inception, they have given over 4,500 blankets, and was helped with the generous promotions of InStyle Magazine.
Sackcloth & Ashes offers all sorts of blankets, both outdoor and indoor, from fleece to alpaca to tribal and southwest-style. You can be assured that all are fair trade as well, and many are handmade! Some are made in the USA, and others in various parts of the world. In spirit of the holidays, I wanted to emphasize not just getting, but getting AND giving! I love companies like this!
“The name Sackcloth and Ashes is ancient Jewish symbolism meaning “mourning” and “repentance.” The idea is that for every person who wraps themselves in a S&A blanket, it symbolizes mourning over the homeless population and repentance by contributing to a homeless shelter in their area.”
“Our Fleece Collection is made in the USA; Our Alpaca Collection is made in Peru; And our Socality Collection is made in India. All Fair Trade.”
Shop, or read more about, Sackcloth & Ashes here!