To some people, they are just blankets, but to others they mean so much more.
Beantown Blankets co-owner Shelley Cheche said it comes down to letting people know that they matter. That’s the mission behind the Massachusetts-based company that she founded with her son, Maxwell Perry.
“Anyway we can help, we’re happy to do that,” Cheche said.
Perry said it started with the pair brainstorming for his business school project and has now turned into a full-time business.
“We realized a picnic blanket is waterproof on one side and fleece on the other, so we could sell the blankets and for every blanket that we sell, we donate another one to a shelter,” Perry said.
Their goal is to help the homeless and those in need by giving their blankets out as a way to give back.
“If they’re not inside shelters by certain times, they have curfew hours and will have to spend the night outside exposed to the elements,” Perry said of…