Sandi Sumner Hendry, owner and founder of MINKY COUTURE designer blankets, started the company with a mission to provide cozy comfort for loved ones in need.
Since 2009 Sandi has had eight grandchildren spend time in a Level 4 NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Sandi quickly learned the value of the specialized care offered by these amazing caregivers.
When her grandson, born at just 30 weeks, was admitted to the NICU, Sandi gave her daughter Jami a little mini blanket to keep next to her own chest and then to place in the incubator with her son. The mini blanket’s cozy feel, along with his mother’s scent, created an environment of support and healing for this precious child.
Sandi’s heart goes out to all these NICU infants. Her desire is for each baby to have a small piece of cozy comfort as they fight for their life. Every year, MINKY COUTURE now donates over 30,000 mini blankets to NICUs across the United States. Our hope is to eventually provide this little comfort for every NICU patient.