Mason Wasz Foundation - Handmade Blankets

Please consider making a blanket to honor Mason Wasz, WWFSC Board Member Melissa Gade-Wasz's son. Your handmade blanket will be used to comfort sick children during their time of need at a hospital. More information can be found below.
Thank you in advance!
-WWFSC Board of Directors
A message from the Mason Wasz Foundation...

The Mason Wasz Foundation wants to honor Mason on the one-year anniversary of his passing. He was our “Little Helper” so we want to do something to help others who are currently in the same situation as we were last year. A handmade blanket, made with love, was brought in for Mason at Lurie’s and it meant the world to us. We want to return the favor. We as a family will be making blankets on February 1st this year and quite possibly every year on February 1st. Please consider making a blanket in honor and memory of sweet Mason. He will love you for it! Mason was here for 1,299 days blessing us, giggling, smiling, sharing, helping and making people happy. How amazing would it be to at some point reach a goal of 1,299 blankets to help 1,299 sick children… one blanket for each day that Mason was here blessing our lives.

We would like to have all the blankets in hand to take to hospitals by February 20. Please make sure that all materials used to make the blankets are clean and new. Hospitals cannot except blankets that smell of any kind of contaminants due to the danger that it could pose to the patients. We don’t want any hard work getting discarded and not used. Kids come in all sizes so the blankets can too. The smallest size should be 40” x 60“ since that is crib size. Anything up to a twin size for the older kids would be awesome as well. Any and all help that you can give us with this project is greatly appreciated. We know Mason will be smiling down happy and proud of us all.

If you have direct contact with us personally, we certainly can take the blanket for you upon completion. If you don’t see us but you are in the Crystal Lake area, Material Girl at 21 North Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake has offered to be a drop off location for us.

If you are willing to make a blanket for us but you aren’t sure exactly how to do it, we have attached a short YouTube video on how to make them. It’s quick and easy and hopefully you will enjoy doing it. If you sew or crochet blankets, that will be fine too. Please think of Mason as you do and know that you are making a huge impact on families and kids that need help during a really tough time. Of course we wish that Mason was still here with us, but the best thing we can do now is live our lives to honor him and do good things in his name to impact others as much as Mason has impacted us.

Thank you so much in advance for putting your hands and hearts to work on this project for us. We so appreciate you, your hard work, and dedication to helping others in memory of our little helper. Feel free to contact us directly if you have questions and certainly reach out to the Mason Wasz Foundation for more information.

View the blanket tutorial video here.

Please share this with everyone you know.
Melissa Gade-Wasz,