Blanket Drive underway

Blanket Drive underway

Donations help local people stay warm

Blanket Drive underway

Posted On: 11/30/22

The following is being posted as a public service on behalf of the Kankakee County Health Department/Catholic Charities. All content was provided by the health department.

According to the Citizens Utility Board, electricity and home heating costs are expected to rise as the temperatures drop this holiday season. Many of our fellow community members will need to turn down their thermostats to offset these rising energy costs.

Kankakee County Health Department has partnered with Catholic Charities serving Kankakee and Kankakee County Community Services, Inc. to bring the gift of warmth to older adults on fixed incomes and struggling families in our community with a blanket drive. Participants can make their new blanket selection through the Blanket Drive Wish List at and click on the Kankakee County Health Department shipping address provided at the online checkout.

The blankets will be sent to the Kankakee County Health Department and then distributed through Catholic Charities services to homebound older adults and through the Kankakee County Community Services, Inc food pantry.

There are a variety of blankets on the Wish List ranging in cost from $10 to $25 with many colors and sizes to choose from. This Blanket Drive will remain open until Feb. 15, 2023 for those who may still like to contribute after the holidays are over.  The website to purchase the blankets is