Campaign brings warmth to shelters for the holidays

Urban Barn is inviting customers to help give warmth to those in need with its Blanket the Country in Warmth campaign

Urban Barn is inviting customers to help give warmth to those in need with its Blanket the Country in Warmth campaign, now in its fifth year.

With every $5 in-store or online donation, a brand-new fleece blanket will be donated to a local shelter. Customers are also encouraged to offer support by sending a personal message through BlanketTheCountry.com. These messages will be published in booklets and delivered to shelters with fleece blankets in time for the holiday season.

Urban Barn, which has a location at Uptown, has a goal of donating 15,000 blankets through the campaign which runs until Nov. 20.

“We’ve been extremely grateful for the tremendous support from our local communities, surpassing our goal of 13,000 blankets last year, and wanted to continue to challenge ourselves to have meaningful impact,” said Urban Barn president Linda Letts.

“We wanted to create a direct connection between those donating blankets and those receiving them.”