Cozy Courage Inc. was initially conceived from a deep compassion for children and their battles with Cancer. Founder Barbie Herron, knows this story all too well. Her son Lyon was diagnosed with Gardner Syndrome, a rare form of Cancer in 1996. During a long stay at The Cleveland Clinic, they were both sent cozy blankets from a dear friend. These blankets brought them so much LOVE and COMFORT during their stay in the cold hospital rooms inspiring the idea of what Cozy Courage has become today.
When Barbie started the non-profit back in 2012, she knew she wanted to be a 'give back' company. Strongly believing in the Karmic Wheel of Life, she started manufacturing blankets and distributing them to any child in need who was battling Cancer. The demand became incomprehensible, not only for the children with Cancer and other life-threatening ailments, but for adults as well.
On Veterans Day 2014, Cozy Courage was asked to go to the West Los Angeles VA Hospital to distribute cozy blankets. This day became such an impact, that Barbie decided that there could be no boundaries on who would or would not receive them. She has always felt a strong universal connection to humanity and realized that when giving back, you must give back with all your heart.
Since Veterans Day 2014, the Cozy Courage team has regularly visited the West Los Angeles VA Hospital's Combat Trauma Unit, visiting both the men's and women's wards distributing cozy socks, cookies, and toiletries as well. Spreading the message of HOPE and COMFORT to the brave souls who have fought for our FREEDOM. The team has also participated in the San Fernando Valley's Feed the Homeless, passing out food and cozy blankets to those in need. These blankets are also distributed to local pediatric oncology wards, as well as shipped to any Cancer patient who is in need.
It takes a village and we intend to spread LOVE, HOPE and COMFORT - One Blanket at a Time.
Cozy Courage Inc. became a non-profit 501(c)3 in 2013.
Barbie Herron, Chief Executive Officer
Sheri Perry, Chief Financial Officer
Rich Conklin, Secretary