Win Wednesday – A Charitable Child and His Happy Blankie

Children are often selfless, yes, but very rarely can that translate into changing and improving another child’s life in another state or even on the other side of the world. David Holdridge was just seven- years- old when he came up with Happy Blankie, a concept that expanded into a remarkable mission.

In 2008 David decided that he wanted to combine his little sister’s two favorite things, which were obviously her stuffed animal and her blankie. With some help and encouragement from his mother, Emily, the comfy half stuffed animal- half blankie evolved into a charitable cause that not only warms our hearts, but also, the bodies and homes of children in need.

For every blankie sold, David, Emily, and the rest of the Happy Blankie family donate a blankie to wherever you choose for it to go in the world. Therein lies the message behind their motto, “One to love. One to give.” Such a beautiful idea that sparked in the mind of a compassionate seven- year- old boy.

Happy Blankie was kind enough to donate one small and one large blankie as giveaways for two lucky readers! Here is how you can enter to win:

– Follow our blog
-Follow us on Facebook
-Follow us on Twitter
– or comment on this blog entry!
If you participate in all four then you will be entered four times to win an adorable Happy Blankie! Our winner will be announced here on Friday.


  1. Lyric on September 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    I would love one of these sweet blankies for my baby due in March and in return get to send one to a child in need. What a great idea! I became a follower of your blog and on facebook so hopefully I will win! Thanks!

  2. Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife on September 15, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    How fun! I love this idea! It makes for a great gift.
    I follow you on your blog and Twitter!

  3. Linda on September 16, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    What a GREAT idea…Would love one for my grandson.

  4. KSW on September 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Congratulations to Channa, Life as a Coaches Wife! You won our drawing and I am thrilled because I remember that you have entered our other contests! Watch your inbox for an email from Morgan with details on how to claim your prize.

  5. Heather on September 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    How adorable! I have 2 small little girls that would flip out over these fun blankies!

  6. Allison Jernigan on September 24, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    What a brilliant concept! Our little Brayden would love one of these. Adding to his Christmas list…

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