Binkeez for Comfort is a Guidestar Platinum-accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Binkeez mission is to provide handmade blankets from certified fabrics 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.
Binkeez for Comfort honors the legacy of Executive Director Susan Posterro’s mother, Lynne, who has sewn over 40,000 blankets for children in third world countries. Binkeez for Comfort’s blankets were a natural extension to that spirit of giving, providing support for children here in the United States, who are not afforded the gift of health.
2016 was a year of tremendous growth for the organization. Binkeez for Comfort delivered over 5,000 blankets to children bravely fighting 68 life threatening and terminal illnesses in all 50 states. Binkeez for Comfort is honored to work with over 25 of the leading children’s hospitals in the United States.
Each Binkeez blanket is named for a child facing the fight of their life and for those children who have received their angel wings. Our blankets are designed with input from child life specialists, medical doctors and most importantly those that have cared for ill family members and loved ones.
Each blanket is constructed from fabrics that are lead-free and hypo-allergenic, and the fabric has been independently tested to pass Consumer Safety Act Protection Laws and government safety standards. Each Binkeez blanket is hand-crafted by our dedicated volunteers to figuratively and literally wrap patients, and their families in love and hope for healing and survival.
The driving force behind our organization is to support the most critical pediatric patients. Child life specialists within the hospitals we serve note of the benefits of Binkeez to improve outcomes among patients and their families. When a child feels safe and less anxious the body is better able to fight disease.