Homeless Remembrance Blanket Project
December 21, 2022 - December 22, 2022
Join ELCA Witness in Society and partners in homelessness advocacy in Washington, D.C., as we remember and speak up for all who are unsheltered in America by holding a vigil and art installation featuring hundreds of blankets from every state on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The the Homeless Remembrance Blanket Project will take place on Dec. 21, the longest night of the year.
The art installation will serve as a visual reminder of unsheltered neighbors during a vigil and broadcast and call to action on the state of homelessness in America. Blankets will be arriving from each state in the country, with letters and invitations to lawmakers to visit an agency or ministry with those experiencing homelessness in their district. If you would like to help — by making a blanket, writing a letter, stitching donated squares, setting up and tearing down the art installation or delivering blankets to members of Congress in January for delivery in their districts — please drop us a note here with “Blanket” in the subject line.
Read news coverage of the 2021 Pennsylvania vigil with Lower Susquehanna Synod Lutherans and other advocates that inspired this year’s event.