Founded in 2013 by then 5-year-old Chris “CJ” Matthews after his family endured a pregnancy loss, Blankies 4 My Buddies (B4MB) collects and donates blankets, books, and food to children who are grieving, sick, displaced, or homeless. B4MB also runs programs and events to educate as well as coordinate with community resources.

August 5, 2023 – A “Good” Back-to-School Kickoff

August 25, 2023 – Making Change with The Good Brothers Coloring Book Launch

August 27, 2023 – CJ’s 16th Birthday

November 18, 2023 – Blankies 4 My Buddies 10th Anniversary Gala

November 19, 2023 – The Giving Bowl Charitable Football Game and Community Event

November 28, 2023 – Giving Tuesday Making Change Blanket Workshop

Check out our upcoming programs and events.


Partner With Blankies 4 My Buddies

Blankies 4 My Buddies loves teaming up with community partners who host drives and sponsor special collections. B4MB will be happy to have you join us on our next event.

Let us know you’re interested in teaming up.

With your support, we can empower children and families facing difficult life experiences like illness, homelessness, trauma, grief, and the loss of loved ones.

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Inspired by a family’s story of loss, And Then There Was One is about a little boy’s determination to help others and keep his little sister’s spirit alive while coping with his grief. The main character, CJ, finds purpose and his strengths and greatness through small acts of kindness.

Complete with fun exercises, journal activities and a coloring page, this book aims to empower young readers with tools to help them discover new ways to handle challenging situations. And Then There Was One is designed to help children cope with loss and grief, realize the power within themselves, and encourage them to give to others.

Grab your copy to use as a resource to help a child in your life learn how to process this difficult conversation.



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