Donate a Blanket, Become Someone’s Angel


Over the past few weeks, Rockland County has seen a lot of freezing temperatures and wintry weather. While many can stay warm and dry at home, not everyone is as fortunate. 

The Soup Angels soup kitchen in Nyack has provided fresh groceries and hot meals for people in need for over fifteen years. In addition, they also provide other resources for those in need, such as toys for children, toiletries, and other necessities. This winter, they are looking for donations of blankets to help struggling families keep warm

“We are looking for new blankets, especially twin-sized, fleece ones that come rolled up, so folks can carry them easily,” says Ms. Rife, one of the co-founders of Soup Angels and a retired Nanuet High School music teacher. “Small blankets for children are also very welcome. Recent immigrants have extended families living with them and need blankets, especially for the kids.”

Small comforters and other thick blankets are also suitable for donating, she explained.

What can you do to help? The Women’s Issues Now club has taken up supporting this charitable cause, and you can easily help contribute by either dropping off a blanket to your English teacher or in a donation box in the orchestra room. With a goal in mind of 50-100 blankets, any contribution can go a long way in helping someone stay warm.

The blanket drive will run until February 14th, so get your blankets in as soon as possible! You may even have the chance to win a gift card by donating.

“We would take any donations as you get them, as the need is great,” says Ms. Rife. “This is a great way to help Soup Angels this winter!”