Peoria Christian Reformed Church

Sharing the Weight Blanket Day

Sharing the Weight Blanket Days are held once each month from 2:00-8:30 p.m. in the church basement.  Everyone is welcome!  Come and go as you please, stay as long as you like.  Bring your own sewing machine if convenient, but it is not necessary as there are steps that do not require sewing.  So if you want to help but can't sew, please come!  Supper and snacks are provided.  Please contact Patty Veenstra (641-625-4571 or with any questions.


Sharing the Weight is a non-profit group based in Ottumwa, Iowa.  The group’s organizer, Marci Prose, works with volunteers to create and distribute (for a small cost to help with shipping) weighted blankets for children with special needs.  These blankets are typically valued at $100-$450.  To date, Sharing the Weight has made and distributed over 2,000 blankets to families in need in all 50 states and 5 foreign countries.  While the group meets regularly to create the blankets, there are over 4,000 on the waiting list.  To learn more, visit