“Gifting with a Purpose” is the motto of this month’s community spotlight. Beantown Blankets located in Middleton, Massachusetts is the focus of today’s blog due to their unique and heartfelt business model. For every blanket you buy from Beantown Blankets, one is gifted to a person in need.
Beantown Blankets began as a college course assignment and has evolved into a movement to advocate for the homeless. You see, Beantown Blankets is different from other companies selling a product or providing a service. Every item purchased from Beantown Blankets allows a blanket to be donated to someone in need. To date, over 20,000 blankets have been donated to shelters across the United States.
Therefore, gift givers are given a rare opportunity to not only buy a quality blanket but they also gain this amazing opportunity to supply one to someone in need. This may be a person at a homeless shelter, someone displaced and on the streets, or maybe a dog at a shelter.
The blankets are soft and cuddly with fleece on one side and durable and waterproof on the other side. This is perfect for using outdoors and for staying warm. While Beantown Blankets’ signature products are the beautifully crafted blankets in an assortment of colors, they also sell totes, coolers, backpacks, duffels, and messenger bags. Individual purchases are offered through their site and corporations can buy in bulk for promotional gifts. Recent corporate clients include Delta Airlines, Yahoo, Reebok, and CarGurus. They really do make for great promotional gifts at corporate outings, events, and as employee gifts. Not only do corporations love the blankets, but the meaning behind them also makes the purchase purposeful.
Each month, we try to recognize local community businesses that really are making a difference. Beantown Blankets is one such company. Even their hashtag conveys their commitment to helping those in need: #BeTheDifference. The concept of giving with a purpose is catching on and we are proud to highlight this passionate group wholeheartedly.
To contact Beantown Blankets, visit their website. You can order online or contact them directly for larger corporate orders or events.