Donate a blanket, get a free sub sandwichA Bloomington-based non-profit, Bridging, Inc., gives away nearly 12,000 beds each year, but are always short of blankets to go with them.
A Bloomington-based non-profit, Bridging, Inc., gives away nearly 12,000 beds each year, but are always short of blankets to go with them.
On Sunday, December 5, Subway restaurants in central Minnesota and western Wisconsin are partnering with Bridging, Inc. to collect blankets that will be given away with beds to individuals and families in need.
All five of the Subway locations in Alexandria are participating in the effort.
Now in its ninth year, the Subway Bring a Blanket program is the primary way Bridging secures blankets for distribution. Blankets collected on December 5 will be distributed to more than 5,100 families currently served by Bridging every year.
To contribute to Subway Bring a Blanket, individuals are asked to bring new or gently used, clean blankets in good condition to any participating Subway restaurant. Especially needed are blankets that fit full and queen size beds.
In return for their donation, contributors will receive a free regular six-inch Subway sandwich (one free six-inch sandwich per person, regardless of the number of blankets donated).
If you cannot make it into your local Subway restaurant on December 5, but still want to contribute, log on to www.bridging.org. Each person to make a donation of $20 or more will receive a certificate in the mail good for a six-inch sub.