About Blanket America
What if the greatest economy in human history matched what it consumed with what it donated?
What if you knew exactly how charities would use your money?
Blanket America is about more than blankets. It is about changing the way charity and business works. Most of all, it is about encouraging consumers to demand more.
What is BUY 1, GIVE 1 ?
Traditional charitable organizations act as intermediaries between fundraising and actual donated goods. Our vision is to eliminate this gap.
That's why when you buy from Blanket America you also give.
Find out how we work.
How We Work
What Makes Blanket America American
How We Help
BUY 1, GIVE 1
Giving should not only be as easy and as fun as shopping, it should be the same thing. We believe it is possible to turn consumers into benefactors, generating vast quantities of donated goods in the process.
If you need something, chances are someone else does too. Basing our giving on what our customers actually buy means donated goods are more effective.
We believe that, when consumers are given the option to do good, they will. Given this option enough times, they will come to expect it. If this expectation is not met, consumers will demand it from other brands.
Domestic giving brings neighbors, often in very different circumstances, closer together. Blanket America is a pioneer in developing ways that allow consumers to give within their own communities.
Everything we make is designed to address domestic poverty. Through Facebook, Twitter, and our website we maintain an ongoing discussion about poverty in America with over 150,000 subscribers.
Promoting Support Networks
By promoting charitable organizations through our network, we help build support for them. We regularily publish original profiles of food pantries, transitional housing facilities, shelters, and homeless communities.
Who We Are
Extreme Linen, is a major supplier to retailers including JC Penney, Sears, Kmart, Macys, Target, and Kohls. Despite success as a wholesaler, Extreme Linen sought to build a brand around a pioneering embedded giving model. Although their existing relationships allowed for immediate distribution, they recognized a new idea like Blanket America needed a new approach to realize its full potential.
Blanket America works with Gifts In Kind International (GIK) to ensure distribution to the needy. GIK is ranked by Forbes Magazine and Charity Navigator as one of the nation’s best-managed charities in America. Gifts In Kind International is dedicated to helping people and communities in need by distributing corporate product donations to charities around the country.
Blanket America created CHOOSE HAITI. CHOOSE HAITI is an ethical consumer movement helping to support the rebuilding of Haiti's economy in the wake of the January earthquake.