Kare 11 News Minneapolis - Boyd Huppert's Land of 10,000 Stories covers our 9th Annual For the Love of Peyton Blanket Party

Kare 11 News Minneapolis - Boyd Huppert's Land of 10,000 Stories came out and covered our

9th Annual For the Love of Peyton Blanket Party.  Thank you to our army of volunteers who make this a success every year! We could not do it without you.


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Kare 11 Warm and Fuzzy news - Boyd Huppert's Land of 10,000 Stories - Watch tonight.

We're not exaggerating when we call Boyd Huppert's latest 'Land of 10,000 Stories' offering warm and fuzzy. Don't miss it, tonight on KARE 11 News at 10.
The above is an excerpt from Kare 11 TV Minneapolis - Facebook page today.
Boyd Huppert and his camera crew came out to "For the Love of Peyton Blanket Party" on Saturday night, October 12, 2013 to cover the story of the event for Boyd's TV segment.  They were at the Blanket Party filming all evening and interviewing those in attendance and of course, guest of honor, Peyton himself!
Thank you to all of you for making the 9th Annual event such a success!
To watch the full coverage on Land of 10,000 Stories please tune in to Kare 11 at 10 PM tonight, Thursday October 17, 2013 - we are excited!

9th Annual For the Love of Peyton Blanket Party




On Saturday October 12, 2013 at 6 PM

Transfiguration Lutheran Church 11000 France Ave S, Minneapolis MN.


Join us for an evening of fun and making hand-tied blankets that will be given to charities to wrap those in need with love.

What to Bring?  Fleece, fleece, Scissors, Volunteers and more
Volunteers!  Sewing Skills Not Required!

Fleece needed per blanket - Child Sized = 3 yards (2 pieces @ 1.5 yards each)
Teen/Adult sized = 5 yards ( 2 pieces @ 2.5 yards each)

Please bring family and friends!!! - we have room for over 200 people! Refreshments served!

This is an all volunteer event.  We couldn't do it with out your generous donations and support!

To find out more information go to or email us a



Sweet sisters Kaeli and Lily

Sweet sisters, Kaeli and Lily who have been wrapped in love with fleece blankets lovingly hand-tied by the volunteers "For the Love of Peyton Blanket Party'.


"I have attached a link for you to share with the group, if you’d like. It shares the story of two sisters who both have received services (and a blanket) at Gillette’s. I hope you enjoy your night of blanket making-how marvelous that you devote your time, energy and creativity to such a worthwhile cause! Best of success to you in your special event! Enjoy and Thank you from the bottom of our Gillette Hearts! We are sincerely grateful to each and every one of you! We look forward to hearing from you this fall. I hope to meet one of you when you make your delivery to Gillette’s!"  Nancy Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator, Gillette Children's Speciality Healthcare


Connie's Cookies For Blankets

We'd like to share a story about some of our amazing volunteers, two sisters, Gloria and Connie and their family.

We asked Gloria to tell us about Connie's unique fundraising idea for our "fleece fund" (money we put 100% toward the purchase of fleece, so that on the night of the For the Love of Peyton Blanket party, after you've made the blanket from the fleece you so generously brought, you can help us make even more).

Gloria told us "People have interesting lives - my sister Connie did foster care for a number of years and would get babies directly from the hospital.  The mothers were drug addicts and thus the babies were as well.  The babies would sleep a great deal for the first two weeks and then couldn't sleep due to withdrawal.

They generally arrived with a fleece blanket that she said, even at that age provided a lot of comfort.  She also said that most children arriving would have these fleece blankets they had received when they were removed from their parents, and often that is all they arrived with.


So, my sister knows the value of these blankets.


Connie is nearly blind but she can bake cookies.  She came up with the idea to just take donations for the cookies at the family gathering.  Would you believe she made 70+ dozen!  It was a good project for her and she was grateful to donate to the blanket project, which has meaning to her."

Gloria and Connie, we are also very grateful to you for doing this and to your whole family for getting involved.  Thank you! 

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