we contribute three percent of our gross sales to a charitable
organization. Our hope is to increase awareness about these
organizations and the good work they do in our community while
providing them financial support. We offer our customers a
chance to contribute through their purchases -- giving
back to the community while getting something they love. We
support a different organization each season.
Recipient: Blixt Blanket Drive - Wuzzlewubbies!
Locally Grown is a nonprofit organization that focuses on
community-building through the arts. While working in schools as
teaching artists in 2017, they started hearing many of their
students say they were cold at night. Blixt often partners with
schools that have a high percentage of students navigating
poverty. They wanted to be thoughtful about how to address the
issue. Luckily, friends at Lincoln Public Schools Foundation
(along with several Principals) shared time with them in
meaningful conversation, and from that, The Wuzzlewubbies
Blanket Drive was born!
Wuzzlewubbies (named after Wuzzlebutt, the purple llama, who is
the mascot of the blanket drive) are new or homemade blankets,
twin sized or larger, and each blanket comes wrapped in a ribbon
with a message of warmth. This blanket drive is completely
volunteer-run, and every dollar donated goes straight to
blankets for students! Blixt is currently working with five
Lincoln Elementary Schools: Arnold, Campbell, Clinton, Elliott,
and West Lincoln. They deliver Wuzzlewubbies to partner schools
in December and February each year. Last year, they were able to
collect 800 blankets for students and they are hoping to provide
for even more children this year!
A Novel Idea Bookstore is a blanket collection site and, through
February, you are welcome to bring in new
blankets, twin-sized or larger.
(Blixt asks for new
blankets only, because they
want each child to have something special instead of something
cast-off.) If you don't have time to shop for a blanket to
donate, you may also donate cash. $10 can buy a good blanket. If
you would like to volunteer to wrap and/or deliver the blankets,
please contact Petra Wahlqvist at the bookstore or at
Sponsorship for Your Organization
your organization would like to be considered for sponsorship,
email to our shop that includes:
about the population served
about how your organization is funded
name and phone number of a contact person
We are always
looking for new organizations to support. Please contact us
We look forward to hearing from you!