CWS Blankets

A CWS Blanket is used by Walworth United Methodist Church, Walworth, NY, to show donations from their offering for CWS Blankets. Each heart symbolizes a donation for one or more blankets. Photo: Walworth UMC

Some 8,000 congregations and groups across the U.S. hold CWS Blankets events, providing funds to help people in need around the world.

For over 60 years, CWS has worked in partnership with local communities to identify their needs and access the resources they need to build the foundation for a more viable future, including:

  • Blankets, tents, food and other emergency supplies in the wake of a disaster
  • Tools and seeds for refugees returning home to replant their fields
  • Wells for families living in drought prone areas to provide clean, safe water to drink and to irrigate crops and gardens
  • Literacy training and microcredit for women struggling to realize their potential.

What does it take to hold a CWS Blankets celebration?

  1. Set a date and establish a fundraising goal.
  2. Order your free organizing materials online
  3. Spread the word.  Get youth involved!
  4. After your CWS Blankets offering, make checks payable to "Church World Service Blankets" and mail to: 
    CWS Blankets
    PO Box 968
    Elkhart, IN 46515

Contact your regional office (888.297.2767) to share photos and ideas from your celebration.

Resources for Congregations

Order or download bulletin inserts, posters, sample ads and a variety of other materials for your event. >>

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