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Binkeez for Comfort

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Binkeez for Comfort is a Guidestar Platinum-accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Binkeez mission is to provide blankets to babies and children struggling to survive life-threatening illnesses, acute developmental and mental disorders and severe burns, all the while offering support to parents, siblings and caregivers.

Target demographics: terminally ill children or children facing life threatening illness

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6720 children fighting a life threatening illness

Geographic areas served: Boston, MA

Programs: BinkeezLove and Angels Among Us

Community Stories

206 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Heather D O.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fast delivery friendly and the application process wasn’t a headache.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Corey has been super blessed with a blanket from Binkeez.
Corey was diagnosed with Metastatic Osteosarcoma Oct 2019. He has went through a limb salvage surgery and a double lung surgery. Corey has completed in chemo and await to see next steps.

Thank you Binkee for making my child smile

Client Served

Rating: 5

Susan Posterro and binkeez for comfort has remembered my guy every year since I’ve lost him. Just got this sweet little angel bear remembering Cash. Thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kayla Jade had Gtube surgery and was comforted with her binkeez for comfort blanket she loves it!

Client Served

Rating: 5

First off thank you for what you guys do!. It gives families something special just for their kiddos ... not just any , our hero’s. We take Kannons binkeez everywhere we go knowing that out there someone else is sending comfort from afar. We were honored when Rachael burrows said one was on the way!. Since then we have had a few friends get binkeez as well for their lil warriors... it makes tough days a lil better.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi Mina didn't feel good the other night, she was nauseous do to brain pressure, her Binkeez gave her comfort, and made her feel safe and warm

Advisor

Rating: 5

I love making a difference in someone's life. It makes my heart full and thank the Founder of Binkeez for letting me be a part of this amazing mission.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kayla Jade had Gtube surgery and was comforted with her binkeez for comfort blanket she loves it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello there! So, my little guy Oliver received a binkeez a few years ago when he was about a year old. He is 3.5 years old now and his Binkeez blankie which he lovingly calls his "Kiki" is his favorite blankie he has still to this day. I am reaching out to you to see if the fabric that is used is still the same? I have tried to find him a back up blankie with the same material and just cannot find him one he likes as much. He is obsessed with the texture of his Binkeez! He loves it. I feel badly asking, but am wondering if we could apply for a new Binkeez? His is getting pretty worn due to daily use.

Ollys Binkeez has been in the operating room as many times as Olly has. His Binkeez has comforted him in the ICU, has spent 2 birthdays in the hospital with him, has traveled with us to meet a new team of doctors across states. then made that same trip with us many many times again. It really has been his most favorite comfort item he has.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Well we think y’all are amazing and for a medical mama to see what you are doing for our kids it touches my heart. Colton truly drives himself off this stuff and that’s what’s his socks came about. This last week was so hard for everyone. And for us came new diagnosis and hardship that we lost a bit of our motivation. Working hard on putting all our feelings into doing what we do best! Thank you all again.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Volunteering for causes that spread love and light to brave children and their families holds a special place in my heart. When I learned about Binkeez for Comfort years ago, I've since witnessed generosity that far surpasses tangible gifts — the support given touches recipients at a visceral level. The blankets are not only hand curated and crafted, but they're created out of an abundance of love. Children facing unthinkable circumstances receive warmth and security, a priceless commodity during uncertain times. Today, serving as a Board Member, I am humbled to play a very small part in a mission that plays a very big role by providing comfort to those who need it the most.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez and going with the boys where they go and staying warm on their field trips.

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you are looking for an organization to support this year I can 1000% recommend Binkeez for Comfort. They have been amazing and care about the recipients past and present. They make the most amazing blankets. Manual received one while inpatient and after he passed I ordered one with unicorns of course. It is our favorite blanket.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for always remembering my Ginny! It means the world to me!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter received her Binkeez two years ago before one of her major surgeries. It has been a continuous source of comfort since then. She says it is as soft as a unicorn's nose. We are very grateful for this gift of love. It is so much more than a blanket.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received Michelle's ornament from Binkeez and it is absolutely beautiful. Holidays are so hard and Michelle only had one Christmas during her short life. Michelle passed away from cancer on July 2, 2008 at only 17 months old. Thank you for never forgetting her and honoring her memory in such a loving and beautiful way! ❤

Brooke C.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our daughter received a beautiful Binkee after her leukemia diagnosis. It is extremely soft with cute little llamas on it and she now sleeps with it every night. We are extremely grateful for organizations like Binkeez for Comfort!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic organization! Helping medically fragile children smile and stay warm. Thank you so so much!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Jay Jay has been diagnosed with many disorders. P.A.N.D.A.S./P.A.N.S. & autoimmune encephalitis are the disorders he's suffering the most from. He's like a prisoner trapped in his own body with his brain always feeling like it's on fire.

These disorders cause many life affecting issues. Horrible debilitating Tics, anxiety, compulsions, insomnia, irrational fears, separation anxiety, regression, involuntary movements and behavior issues are just some of the things that happen to him.
When he gets sick, he doesn't get normal symptoms. The issues above occur because his brain becomes inflamed by being attacked.

Jay Jay is receiving IVIG treatments right now to help "fix" his broken immune system.

Thanks to this amazing group of people at Binkeez, Jay Jay received an amazing, thoughtful, loving, calming gift. He received a blanket that is more than just a blanket to him, it offers him comfort and protection, especially during his hard times and his treatments.

Jay Jay's Journey is his page on Facebook to follow more on his story!

Melissa W.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Louis received his Binkeez blanket and hasn’t let it out of his sight since. During this trying time of a cancer diagnosis - I can’t thank binkeez enough for bringing Louis just a little bit of comfort.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They sent my very sick son a beautiful handmade blanket.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for the blankets they are absolutely perfect the size the tecture the look everything about this blanket was absolutely perfect Amor is a Micro premie born at 26 weeks 3 days. Amor spent a total of 89 days in NICU. During that stay she was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia a rare liver disease. After going home she then had a Bowel obstruction followed by a Perforated Bowel. Amor was put on the Transplant Waiting list April 6 2020 and recieved her gift of life on June 17. Amor has been in the hospital since April. After the Liver transplant Amor went back to the OR for a small bowel resection for an ileostomy she had from her Bowel Obstruction. After the resection Amor went back to the OR for a Colon Perforation on July 3 and another Perforation on July 4. Amor was intubated for a total of 56 days after being extubated she was reintubated 3 days later. She is currently working on getting extubated and off dialysis. Her kidneys have not started working on their own but shes on the right path to recovery. Thank you so much for the blankets this little warriors truly appreciates it

secgmc

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter was given a Binkeez for Comfort blanket. She has severe nonverbal autism, nonverbal, feeding tube, and hypogammaglobulinemia. This blanket has been such a comfort for her! She hates to be without it :)

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is truly and amazing organization that packs every ounce of love into every blanket they make! They care about every child as if they were their own! Their communication is and delivery is beyond quick also! We put in a request for a special blanket for my princess and we received it less then 2 weeks later. This is a custom blanket too!

Review from Guidestar

leslieannpollitt

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization sent the softest, most wonderful blanket to our son who is fighting Hodgkins lymphoma. He is now wrapped in positive energy that keeps him happy. We are so grateful to have such caring people helping us get through this challenging time. Thank you, Binkeez!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for comfort was out to save the day!
Such kind and thoughtful people. Thankyou so much for providing my 5 year old son with a blanket.
Recommended to any family facing a child with an illness.

Jesse L.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This company give comfort to children when that is all they need. My daughter loves her and we are very grateful for this company!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I put in a request for a Binkeez blanket for my grandson, Brandon ("Beemer"), who is recovering from a bone marrow transplant, and suffering graft vs host disease complications. Binkeez asked what his interests were, and then sent a perfect blanket, with dinosaurs. Beemer loves the blanket, and brought it this morning to his weekly lab appointment that requires a needle stick to draw blood. Binkeez has a wonderful mission, to bring comfort to those who are suffering medically.

Angel E.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez is amazing! Turn around time from the time of request to the time it was received was great. Absolutely the softest blanket I have ever felt! My child loves it and sleeps with it nightly! Thank you Binkeez for everything you do for these children!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son received a beautiful blanket a few months ago, he has carried it everytime we went into the hospital, it is absolutely beautiful and comfy!! It’s a blanket that means so much to him ♥️

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We love our Binkeez and Binkeez Family! Saida was diagnosed with Spinabifida,Hydrocephalus,Chiari type 2,Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel,and Nonverbal Learning Disorder.She went thru many surgeries that were very scary.We were introduced to Binkeez and our life changed.She was sent a hug and love in form of a blanket.It was love at first sight.Saida had a different comfort before procedires,surgeries and more.She became just a bit braver each time.We met Susan and Saida still remembers her and considers her family.They are always there watching over and loving our kids,becoming so much of a valued part of our families.When our kids are sick,they show us love and check in on them and make not feel alone.We are also able to connect a bit with other binkeez families and thay opens are world up so much.I hope to be able to meet more binkeez families for love advice and comfort.They go above and beyond for all our kiddos and selflessly give their love.My daughters binkeez got really gross from hospital trip and they sent her a replacement quickly.She was wrapped in love quickly again and the tears dissapeared. We think the world of binkeez.My youngest (age2) has sensory proccessing,chairi type one,developmental and global delays,speech delays and is in the proccess of being genetic tested and such and her sister lets her borrow her binkeez blanket blanket sharing in the love.I cannot thank you enough Binkeez family.You guys are heroes too.We adore you and do all we can to spread the info of your love.Saida even saved up money for another to have a blanket(shes working on saving to do it again)You encouraged her to continue spreading love by all the love you showered us with.
WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort has provided my daughter with her ultimate comfort object. She was hospitalized for a long time, and since her liver transplant, her Binkeez has been her favorite thing. She won’t sleep without it, and we are so thankful to Binkeez for Comfort for such a high quality and beautiful blanket!

Aurora De V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son Charles De Vries was diagnosed with B-ALL leukemia on September 5, 2018. Our lives changed for ever. We are thankful and grateful to our Almighty God for being with Charles every step of the way. Charles has been doing well so far with the treatment. He is our superhero. I love when foundations like Binkeez send love to our son. He loooves his new blanket. He was so excited to receive this blanket!!!
We are grateful to Binkeez for their love!! God bless them!!!!

Kira Lynn Pavitt L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my younger son was little, Binkeez sent him this wonderful blanket! Ciarlo was born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus. He has had 10 surgeries and countless appointments, scans and X-rays in hi 9 short years and his blanket from Binkeez for comfort has accompanied him to it all! 4 years ago when Ciarlo’s big brother Dominic was diagnosed, at the age of 7 1/2, with Glioblastoma (an always fatal brain cancer) Ciarlo sent his special blanket along for Dominic to use at the hospital. Within just a few days, the wonderful staff at Binkeez sent Dominic his very own blanket! Dominic’s blanket accompanied him to EVERY chemo, radiation treatment and surgery/hospital stay during his 9 month battle. After Dominic passed away, Binkeez sent a beautiful wood carving with Dominicks name on it and named a blanket for Dominic. They sent us a small one for Ciarlo (then just 6) and a larger sized blanket for us to use. They have since also named a blanket for Ciarlo too! We all sleep with our blankets every night, they are no longer just for the hospital! They bring us comfort every night. For the first 3 Christmases after Dominic passed away, the staff at Binkeez also sent us special ornaments in Dominic’s memory that have so touched our hearts! We are so thankful for this wonderful nonprofit and the difference they are making for medically needy families!

Diana M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much Iris Abigail is absolutely loving her perfectly soft Binkeez

Client Served

Rating: 5

As Eleanor battles cancer every little bit helps during the tough times. Binkeez for Comfort went above and beyond by providing our little girl with a comfortable blanket. Her big brother likes to use it too and she doesn't mind sharing. I can't say enough about the generosity of Binkeez for Comfort.

Tanya Marie V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Leah sleeps like an angel with her Binkeez Love!! Thank you so much. What y'all do is beautiful. God bless!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege to be part of a gifting experience at St Jude. I saw first hand what a big difference something as simple as a blanket can make. I was beyond impressed with the attention and care this organization and it’s team showed during every step to execute this mission. After having the opportunity to work with them and spend time with this team they have now become one of my favorite nonprofits!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son Kingston was diagnosed with a life threatening liver disease called Biliary Atresia, and at 10 months old has gone through more than most adults. He had a surgery (Kasai procedure) that attempted (and failed) to give his liver a chance to drain. He had a liver transplant, and is doing great, but had spent collectively about 3 months in the hospital. I’m so excited about his Binkeez blanket, that was donated to us. It is SO beautiful and soft, and he loves it ! Spending so much time in hospital, anything that gives us comfort is so very important. What a beautiful company! Thank you so much!

Lyla G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beautiful concept! Quick delivery and amazing communication from the company! We came home to our blanket after a hospital stay and it was such a lovely surprise to come home to. We’re in the hospital often unfortunately and this will for sure be on our list of things to bring when we go!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you Binkeez for Comfort - Anthony received his Binkeez Blanket, he loved it so much that he wanted to go to bed right away: "It is soooo cozy, mom!". This blanket gives him so much warmth and comfort. We can’t thank you enough for this wonderful gift and we can feel the love that was put into making it. Thank you!

Laurie L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Deki is a high energy go getter with ALL Leukemia. Lately his meds have been stripping him of all of that playful energy and all he wants is to snuggle up with a blanket and watch TV. This blanket will help him be comfortable and happy while he is down for the count. Thank you, Binkeez!

1 Gravel Family

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My children and I had the opportunity to volunteer our time to cut 120 yards of fabric to make blankets for a special mission with Gamerosity for children all across USA fighting cancer. We were able to make a donation that will provide 6 kids with a sponsored blanket. Our hearts are full knowing we were able to put a smile on these children’s faces during a difficult time in their lives. Looking forward to volunteering again soon. Thank you for all you do. ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met the Binkeez girls at St Jude while I was there for my 3 year life study test. I shared my testimony and they was amazed at my survivor years. They was nice enough to give me a kid size blanket and to my surprise they sent me a adult size blanket in the mail. This blanket is now a part of my survivor story

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Binkeez from basically the beginning. I proudly bag and package the Binkeez and have also been part of the sewing team. I look forward to coming to volunteer. It is peaceful here, and I am doing a good thing and Binkeez is wonderful.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was invited by a friend to tour Binkeez for Comfort in May of 2016. From the moment I stepped through the door, I knew I needed to be a part of this mission. The love behind what goes into each blanket was so evident. It’s pure, unconditional love in its truest form. I was recently able to witness firsthand the miracle of seeing a blanket chosen for a child and finding that it was a perfect match. It’s all because of love.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We came to know Binkeez in September 2013. My son was in the midst of a 30 day hospital stay and his team of doctors had just told us his beloved blankie had to go away, as it was believed to be the source of what was making him ill. Sad, and unsure how to tell him, I posted about it. The next day, we had a package on his hospital bed- his Binkeez. They heard his story and wanted to help. He took to it immidiately, and spent the next chapter of his life with us for every test, procedure and admission. We never left home without it!
Caleb gained his angel wings in May of 2014, and his Binkeez still brings us smiles and warmth. We all wanted to have it close by, and hugged it often. We were also blessed with an inspiration Binkeez, done in memory of Caleb, and we use and love those daily as well! Binkeez will always hold a special place in our hearts- not only for the love and support they showed Caleb, but for the love and support they have showed our family since the day we became part of the Binkeez family

Client Served

Rating: 5

Binkeez for Comfort brings love and light into the families with children fighting bigger battles than most of us ever will. It’s more than just a blanket. When you get your Binkeez it’s like getting a virtual hug from a whole entire community of people who have your back! You can bring it with you to the hospital when you need to feel brave, on adventures and trips to make memories, or just cuddle it when you need a reminder that you are not alone on this journey. We are so thankful for our Binkeez and everything it means to us.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with inked in some capacity since it started. Binkeez always follows the lead of what is in the best interest of the children and families. There is alot the general public does not know on rules and guidelines which Binkeez has to and always follows. I am happy to be part of an organization like Binkeez as a Board Member and who spends time weekly in Binkeez seeing the day to day operations.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been following the stories of the children that are helped by this charity on Facebook. I was amazed to see how they deliver hundreds of Binkeez at a time to hospitals to help comfort children in horrible situations. Everything is so personal with this charity. When you contribute, they send a hand written thank you card and you can tell that so much care is put into everything they do.

Olivia J.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My daughter Emily received a Binkeez blanket from Their partner Team Lilly Foundation, she loved her blanket and would bring it with her to the hospital and would sleep with it at home, before she passed away, everything was so sudden that we didnt bring it, she fell in a coma and Trish brought her another Binkeez and draped her in while she made her way to heaven, we appreciate the love and care that went into making the blanket, my daughter earned her angel wings and we passed along that special blanket to my niece, first girl born after my Emi, they never got to meet so I know in a way that blanket keeps them close. ♥️

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our 11 year old son has an extremely rare cancer and is undergoing treatment, having to travel 511 miles each month to see his Dr and get his meds. Binkeez for Comfort sent him a beautiful, handmade blanket to comfort him on his travels. This is such a special gift that he takes with him in the car and will take with him to the hospital when he has surgery. A special item from home to keep him feeling 'safe' and loved by those that have not even met him!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We love Binkeez! My 7 year old daughter has Cerebral Palsy, A rare form of Epilepsy, and chronic lung disease among other issues. Her blanket has brought so much comfort to her on her hospital stays. Hospital stays are rough, you miss home and Everything about it but being able to have her Binkeez with her is literally a piece of home that can bring so much comfort. Little brother will cuddle up with sissy and her Binkeez too! It’s really the only time he’s calm!
What this company does is so amazing and heart warming. Who doesn’t need extra cuddles with an amazing blanket when their sick or going through big battles!

Holli P.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is 11 nonverbal and has autism. She also has a tumor disorder that drastically increases her risk of cancer. She has had 21 breast tumors removed already. This blanket is such a comfort already and will be travel to all of her hospital visits

Client Served

Rating: 5

Can’t thank Binkeez enough for bringing so much comfort to our 6 yr old son Nico. Nico has Cerebral Palsy and faces so many challenges and now with his new Binkeez those challenges are more comforting . He loves his new blanket and he brings it with him every where we go . Thank you Binkeez for bringing so much comfort and happiness to our little warrior .

Client Served

Rating: 5

Daniel has epilepsy, Lennox gastaut syndrome, extreme global developmental delay, amongst many other things. He is a frequent flyer at our local hospital. His favorite activity is cuddling and thanks to binkeez for comfort he has a new beautiful soft blanket to snuggle in.❤

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has congenital heart disease and is in the hospital frequently and loves his blankets to help comfort him while he’s away from home. A fellow heart mom friend told me about Binkeez and how soft the blankets were and that they also had a little bit of weight to them due to the fabric. I looked at the website and knew my son would love one. It’s things like this company that help children in their darkest days, some who are fighting for their life. The response I received was almost immediate and the blanket was received so quickly! This was so nice and I will always support Binkeez. I hope they can offer more blankets of comfort for more children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is the absolutely most perfect blanket!! My 3 mo old daughter Indie loves things soft and this is the cutest and softest blanket in out house!! Thank you so much its lovely and she loves being wrapped up in it!!

Courtney H.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not tell you enough how wonderful this organization is!!! My son had B-cell ALL and spends a lot of time at home due to isolation. He loves the soft touch of his Binkeez. The people who I was blessed to come in contact with through this organization were so amazing. I cannot say enough how awesome they have been!

Meghan T.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Arrived the fastest I have ever seen something shipped. We approached because of a friend that had a son that got one. From the moment I contacted them I could tell they were there for my family in the time we needed. To some it's a blanket, but to those and the families Binkeez supplies these comforts for it is more then just a blanket it's hope! Thank you for providing hope and comfort for our family.

Kc S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thank you soooooo very much for your kindness and for my daughter Kendalls new favorite blanket! She is 2 months into her battle with leukemia and getting a special package with a blanket just for her completely brightened her day. I cannot thank you enough Binkeez for comfort!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Both my son and daughter struggle with an illness. My son with complex hear defects and my daughter with type 1 diabetes. It was so comforting to come across Binkeez and see what they do for children. My son is only a month old and will endure multiple surgeries, I find comfort in knowing that we can wrap him in a comforting blanket each time.

Hannah W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They reached out to me on facebook. It is so nice to have someone make a blanket for my 5 month old heart baby Jacob! Thank you so much, he loves it!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization is absolutely wonderful. My daughter has had a tough time. This blanket out a big
Smile on her face

Jackie Thibault M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

You guys are amazing!! My son loves the blanket!! It's so comforting and helps him relax while he's going through treatments. He loves the dinosaur print!!