First Baptist class donates ‘Blanket Babies’ to PRCAC

Published 9:17 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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The Pike Regional Child Advocacy/Family Resource Center in Troy received a much-appreciated donation of blanket babies from the Lydia Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church in Troy.

Temeka Teague, CAC intervention program director/family advocate, said the blankets were made by class member Sharon Winans.

“The blankets were made by Ms. Winans while she was recovering from surgery,” Teague said. “Her class members donated the yarn for the blanket babies that were to be donated to our agency. The class members also prayed over each of the blanket babies. The donation of the blanket babies and the prayers were greatly appreciated.”

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Teague said blanket babies will be given to children at the completion of their forensic interview.

Millette Dunkin, a member of the Lydia Sunday School Class, said First Baptist Church and is very involved in missions and the Lydia Sunday School Class is also mission-minded.

“We wanted to support Sharon in any way that we could,” Dunkin said. “One way was to supply the yarn for the blanket babies and, of course, our prayers for her work and the children who receive the blanket babies.”

Winans made 57 blanket babies for the Pike Regional CAC. The blankets will be given to children who are experiencing frustrations or in any uncomfortable situations.”

Dunkin said the blanket babies are much like teddy bears in that they provided a measure of security for children as well as being a source of comfort in times of uncertainty for children.”