Santa Rosa, California, United States

Because homelessness isn't seasonal

Founder, Ian Rich, and California Senator Mike McGuire

How Are My Financial Gifts Used

Operation Blanket is dedicated to transparent and responsible stewardship practices and works on the front-lines in order to ensure responsible spending of resources and facilitate the greatest impact possible in the lives of homeless children and their families.

100% of all proceeds goes directly to the work of Operation Blanket.  No salaries or rental space is paid.

You may view Operation Blanket's Upstream Portfolio Resolution here.

For more information about Upstream Investments, please visit their website.

Where Can I Send My Blanket Donations

Due to the unique needs and distribution of Operation Blanket, it is difficult to send blankets to a specific location.  However, we are able to provide curbside pick-ups at your home or place of business.  Collection Bins are also available throughout our area where you can conveniently drop-off your new blanket.  Check out 'Blanket Drive' page for locations.

How Can I Host A Blanket Drive

Operation Blanket solely depends upon the tireless efforts of volunteers, schools and business to host blanket drives in order to meet the demand for new blankets for homeless children and their families.

We currently serve Sonoma County.

If you are interested in more information about how you can volunteer and have a rewarding experience that makes a real impact in the lives of the homeless members of our community and to stay updated on opportunities you can message us to Make A Difference!

Do You Accept Used Blankets

We prefer to collect new blankets.  Most families and individuals that are recipients of our blankets have typically lost so much and just to have a nice, new blanket can mean the world to them, many of whom are young children.  However, we will gladly accept gently used blankets that have been freshly washed.

What Organizations Do You Help

We currently provide blanket deliveries year-round and service Sonoma County.

The following is a list of agencies we have already helped or help on a regular basis:


  • Redwood Gospel Mission
  • Catholic Charities
  • West County Community Services (formerly CSFA), Guerneville
  • COTS - Petaluma
  • The Living Room
  • InterFaith Shelter
  • Social Advocates for Youth - Dream Center
  • Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless
  • Santa Rosa Emergency Shelter