Ubuntu Blankets // “i am because we are”

DenaJune 16, 2014

baby blanket

baby blanket

When the team from Ubuntu reached out about working together I was overjoyed. There is nothing that makes my heart swell like working with a company that has an incredible mission — and Ubuntu has exactly that.

Ubuntu was founded by a small group of students at the University of Washington who were inspired by the beautiful South African phrase — “Ubuntu” — which means, I am because we are. The Ubuntu team believes in the idea of human connection and that one person’s pain can cause another person’s suffering. This is the motivation behind Ubuntu Blankets — a belief that business can be created on the backbone of charity.

baby blanket

baby blanket

For every blanket that Ubuntu sells, they donate one blanket to Project Night Night — a nonprofit charity that donates 25,000 Night Night Packages each year, free of charge, to homeless children. Each package contains a new security blanket, an age-appropriate children’s book, and a stuffed animal — all nestled inside of a new canvas tote bag.

baby blanket

baby blanket

The more blankets that Ubuntu sells, the more blankets they can give to children in need of warmth. Did you know that 1 in 50 American children will face homelessness at some point in their life? There are currently more homeless children in the USA than there has been since the great depression. Ubuntu’s mission is more important now than it has ever been before and I am humbled to lend a hand.

Ubuntu sent us one of their soft blankets so that Roman & I could experience the joy of their product first-hand. The blanket is incredibly soft and made of a cloud-like fleece material with smooth satin lining. The blanket is both comforting and incredibly warm. I cannot imagine a more perfect gift for a child in need — or for any child for that matter. Ubuntu blankets make for wonderful baby shower gifts, birthday presents, or just a special something for a little one in your own life. Please consider ordering one and helping to make a needy child’s life a little bit softer & warmer.

baby blanket

baby blanket

You can find Ubuntu on Facebook at at facebook.com/ubuntublankets — head on over to show them some love & help spread their important mission. You can also check out the Ubuntu website at ubuntublankets.com.

This post was sponsored by Ubuntu. Thank you for supporting the companies that help to make this blog possible.

Comments (2)

  • Dominique

    June 16, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Yes!! What a great little(or giant) mission. Love learning about companies like this, thank you for helping to shed light on them, they also found the perfect little model in Roman.

    1. Dena

      July 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Thanks so much, Dominique! xo

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