Blanket Initiative

As part of GEM’s long-term sustainable response, in partnership with Taylen Biggs, we are distributing 1 million blankets to the homeless.

Recent annual population increases point to ongoing challenges with ending homelessness in America – even during a period of low unemployment. Covid-19 complicates matters greatly. As unemployment rapidly increases, so do predictions for homelessness, with one expert estimating that nearly 250,000 new people could join this already growing population over the course of the year.

Seven-year-old Taylen Biggs, junior committee member, is mobilizing her social media followers and, in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission, will address this growing concern by donating 1 Million blankets to those in the greatest need.