Maddie’s Blankets has announced that on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Haycock Elementary School in Falls Church, Susannah Bianco, a fourth grade student at the school, made their 10,000th blanket. This blanket will be donated to the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation for use in their Tysons PetSmart animal adoption center.
Susannah Bianco is the youngest of 10 children, an avid reader, a great help around the house according to her father. She enjoys the activities she's involved in at school, and especially the teachers she's had so far. Maddie’s Blankets is a not for profit organization based in Oakton that works with children, senior citizens and developmentally disabled individuals to provide volunteer opportunities for these individuals as well as soft fleece blankets for children in need and rescue animals in shelters. Founded in 2007, they have donated blankets to organizations in nearly a dozen states and involved over 5000 children in the making of these blankets. The goal is provide community service opportunities to children showing them that they can make a difference in the world one blanket at a time. Their website is: http://www.maddiesblankets.org/.