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Collecting blankets for kids at Oishei Children’s Hospital

Posted: 11:31 PM, Feb 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-14 23:31:30-05
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Several Western New York-based construction companies are coming together to support children in need of blankets at Oishei Children's Hospital.

New York State Senator Tim Kennedy launched the 'Warm Up WNY Drive' back in 2016 to collect new blankets for children at the hospital. The goal in 2020 is to collect 10,000 donated blankets and the local contractors are hoping to help with that.

“Once again, local construction leaders have gone above and beyond to help us take care of our region’s most vulnerable kids. When my office first launched the #WarmUpWNY Blanket Drive to benefit Oishei Children's Hospital, we knew the response would be generous, but we were truly blown away by the kindness and compassion of the people and businesses who call the City of Good Neighbors home,” said Senator Tim Kennedy. “One blanket may seem like a small lift, but it has an incredible impact on the life of a child who is anxious about the unexpected that awaits. Thanks to Arc Building Partners and the coalition of Western New York construction companies taking part, we’re one step closer to our goal of collecting 10,000 blankets this year for pediatric patients at OCH.”

Anyone interested in donating new blankets can drop them off at Children's Hospital or Senator Kennedy’s office through the end of March.