Give Kids The World Angel Margaret Provost remembered how wonderful it felt to be wrapped in a homemade blanket as a child and wanted to bring this feeling of comfort, warmth and security to the families staying at the Village. An avid knitter, Margaret began crocheting a blanket every month and donating it to the Village. Then she had another thought: “What if each wish child could take that special blanket home with them and wrap these memories around them forever?” So, she set off to do just that.
Margaret, a cast member at Toy Story Midway Mania in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios, enlisted the help of her co-workers and soon she had a full army of volunteers crocheting blankets on their 15 and 30 minute breaks. Employees who couldn’t knit offered to purchase yarn or donate funds towards the project. Even Margaret’s 12-year-old grandson, Jonathon, joined in the fun by making two blankets.
Handmade of incredibly soft yarn and designed in unique, colorful patterns, each afghan/blanket takes approximately three days (or 6-8 hours) to complete. Since she began the project, Margaret and her fellow cast members have created nearly 50 blankets. Their goal is to hit 150 so every family staying at Give Kids The World can receive one.
If you are interested in helping Margaret with her crochet project, please email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.