Mission Statement

Our mission is to send the "tangible" love of Jesus Christ to his orphaned children throughout the world in the form of a blanket or bear.


Our vision is to send that warm and cuddly feeling of love through blankets and bears to orphanages in Africa, then Asia and eventually to all third world countries.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Blankets & Bears 2013 5K RACE RESULTS
Runner Time Age gender
Addison Albracht 23:21 12-17 F
Keegan Conway 23:29 12-17 M
Tess Rusk 24:13 18-23 F
Austin Whitt 24:14 18-23 M
Joe Albracht 26:07 47-52 M
Rex Young 26:08 47-52 M
Laci Heck 26:19 30-35 F
Matt Weinheimer 26:40 41-46 M
Julie Young 27:59 47-52 F
Todd Wagner 28:00 M
David Pompa 29:29 58-63 M
Hillary Wilson 29:34 36-40 F
Braden Durst 30:56 12 M
B Meredith Perdue 31:21 30-35 F
Mark Urquhart 33:03 36-40 M
Cinda Urquhart 33:04 36-40 F
Jantzen Young 33:18 18-23 F
Victoria Salas 33:22 41-46 F
David Townsend 34:10 36-40 M
Barry Allison 34:15 58-63 M
 Landon Durst 35:13 7 M
Kelby Olson 35:56 9 M
Johnny Mote 39:05 18-23 M
Raeann Legler 39:06 18-23 F
Chris Olson 39:51 30-35 M
Lisa Deberjeoi 41:42 24-29 F
Amy Eaton 41:55 36-40 F
Amber Barrick 42:23 30-35 F
Daneen Velasquez 42:36 36-40 F

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Blankets & Bears 5K & 1 Mile

Blankets & Bears 5K & 1 Mile walk is our main fundraiser event coming up Saturday, August 3rd at MediPark near Botanical Gardens.

Race registration starts at 7 am in the parking lot by the Botanical Gardens and race starts at 8am. Packets and shirts will be picked up at 7am. Early packet pickup will be Wednesday, July 31st from 5-7pm at the Gazebo on Main Street in Panhandle, Texas.

Entry is $25 and all proceeds go towards shipping blankets and bears (stuffed animals) to orphanages around the world. Without you we couldn't do what we do-thank you for your support and hope to see you in August!

You are also encouraged to bring a new or gently used blanket or stuffed animal for donation.

Registration forms are available at http://lonestartrunnersclub.net . 
First 50 registered get a FREE shirt.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Shipments received!

Shipments to Sierre Leone have been received! I am sorry I havent posted in a while-my computer hard drive crashed and so was out of a computer for a while but back in the game!

Here are the pictures from shipment sent to The Needy Today-thanks again for all your support-without you we couldn't do what we do! You can find them on Facebook at The Needy Today to see how you can help these children even more.

If you look at the papers these children are holding in their hands it is a letter we send to every child we send our blankets and bears to...the letter says,
"This blanket and bear is for you so that you always remember that you are a precious child of the Lord Almighty and He loves you more than you will ever know!

Jesus loves you! For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things!"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

What a Gift of LOVE!

This valentines day this is what I found on my front porch...hand crochet blankets from a sweet lady in Oregon who made this just for our ministry of sending blankets and bears to orphanages. These will be sent to an orphanage in Sierre Leone or Liberia...we are currently completely out of stock of blankets and send.

Photo: Hand crochet blankets just arrived from sweet lady to send to orphans! We are still collecting gently used or new blankets

Friday, February 8, 2013


Just mailed out 167 bears (this one included) to orphanage in Liberia...find out how you can be apart of this at http://blanketsandbears.blogspot.com
Just mailed out 167 bears (this one included) to an orphanage in Liberia! You can check out the Sure and Firm orphanage at http://www.sureandfirmfoundation.com/orphanage.htm . We hope to have pictures of children receiving bears in the next months. Our goal is to supply all 167 children at this orphanage with a blanket but as of now we are on very short supply of blankets and need to furnish 82 blankets to an orphanage in Sierra Leone that has received blankets for part of the children at that orphanage. You can help by just looking in those hall closets for some extra blankets (twin size) and donating to our cause or sending any money donation to PO Box 1473, Panhandle, TX  79068. Just think something like a blanket you may hardly ever use could mean the world and maybe Christ to a child in Africa and you have the way to help them! Without YOU none of this would be possible.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

100 blankets shipped

Today we were able to ship 100 new twin size fleece blankets to an orphanage of over 182 kids in Sierra Leone. We were also able to help the orphanage with food this month by a small donation. Our mission is sending blankets and bears-the tangible love of Jesus for those orphans in third world countries but occassionally we have been able to donate small amounts to orphanages. Our goal is to provide the other 82 kids with a blanket this year-you can donate monetary funds or blankets to Blankets & Bears, PO Box 1473, Panhandle, TX  79068. We hope to have pictures of the children at The Needy Today receiving their blankets and bears up for you in the next months. You can go to the orphanages website to see the conditions these children are presently in and see how much your donation or blanket means to them at http://www.orphanage.org/africa/sierraleone/tnt/

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Shipment to Sierre Leone & NEEDS

We have just shipped over 180 bears to The Needy Today orphanage in Sierre Leone and have confirmation that they have been received! We are getting together a shipment of blankets for all 182 children and are in desperate need of blankets! We have found the fleece blankets are easiest to ship and warm. We accept all new and gently used blankets mostly twin size. This orphanage is also in desperate need of food. Our mission is to send blankets and bears as a tangible expression of Jesus Christ's love to orphans but at the same time we are hopefully raising awareness of orphanages around the world and their needs. We have links to orphanages we have shipped to in the right column. Please take the time to pray and see if there is any way you can send monetary support to any of these orphanages. The Needy Today is in desperate need of food right now. You can find out more about their cause and how to donate directly to them at http://www.orphanage.org/africa/sierraleone/tnt/faq.html . At this time we are collecting any donations to wire money to the orphange before friday if you can help in anyway please contact me by phone at 806-679-0380. Thanks and may you be the Jesus someone sees today.

Packages from Lousiana

I am not the only one who sends out surprise packages of blankets and bears....a sweet church in Lousiana Martin Baptist Church. For the last few years the church has been collecting bears and blankets during christmas season and sending to me to ship to others. If it wasn't for this church and people who donate Blankets & Bears mission to send tangible love to orphans would not be possible! Thanks for the sweet packages-sending them on to others!