Blanket Louisville has collected more than 5,000 blankets for needy people in the community this season. And Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville were major contributors.
Students collected about 1,500 blankets, said Kathy Fehder, who operates the non-profit organization.
“I am impressed with the generosity and concern shown by Louisvillians, especially the continued support of our Catholic community, for the homeless and less fortunate,” said Fehder.
The blankets are being given to needy people served by several organizations in the city, including the St. John Center for Homeless Men, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Martin of Tours Church’s Schuhmann Center and Golden Arrow Center and the St. John Vianney Church community, among others.
Individuals wishing to donate blankets can drop them off at Park Community Credit Union through the end of December.