Letter to the Editor

Special blankets available at no cost to recipients

To the editor:

In response to the article "Tilsit 4-H creates weighted blankets for autistic children":

Thank you for the wonderful article on weighted blankets and vests. The only correction I may add is that the blankets are going to be distributed at no cost to the recipient through the Sikeston Regional Center of the Missouri Department of Mental Health. The commercially available weighted blankets cost between $200 and $300, but our cost in making the blankets is between $5 and $7 each. Our fund-raising efforts are supporting our out-of-pocket costs in making the blankets and vests. We also accept donations of money or fabric to construct the projects.