Love is a Warm Blanket (LIAWB) is kicking off its fifth year of collecting and distributing donations of blankets to the homeless in local communities.
“Though the street is not a home, we aim to provide warmth, love and attention where it is needed most,” said Angela Amirkhanian, founder of
LIAWB, an annual blanket drive during winter months whose mission is to warm the hearts of the homeless and spread love with donations of blankets.
LIAWB is now accepting donations of new and gently used (washed) blankets of all sizes. Among the blanket donation drop off boxes is All State Insurance, 1219 S. Glendale Ave. in Glendale. The drive also has an
Amazon WishList, where donors can select and checkout blankets on the list, and send directly to the drive. The list can be viewed at tinyurl.com/LIAWBAmazon.
LIAWB personally handed out near 400 blankets to the general homeless population living on the streets and through distribution events with homeless shelters last year. They held events in Downtown, Los Angeles’ Skid Row and at Ascencia’s emergency winter shelter, where residents chose blankets they wanted. LIAWB also donates blankets to homeless shelters and resource centers including My Friend’s Place’s, Union Rescue Mission, The San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission, Light House for Women and Children,
LA Family Housing, and MEND.
Visit www.LIAWB.blogspot.com for more information, or visit Instagram (@loveisawarmblanket), Facebook (@loveisawarmblanket) and Twitter (@liawbdrive) for updates.