On this page, you can purchase blankets to help us get to 5,000! Here are your options...
1. Pay a blanket forward with a monetary donation. We will make that blanket at the event in Canton!
2. Make a blanket yourself! Donate to the fundraiser (select purchase blanket kit) and bring your crowdrise email receipt to the event in Canton on August 5th and you can make the blankets you paid forward!
3. Create a team and fundraise to make blankets as a group! You can make these on your own, in the office, at home, OR you can make them at the event on August 5th! We will be sure to send you all the proper directions if you are not making this at the event!
Not going to make it on August 5th? You can pick your kits up from our office in Novi the week of July 31st, or let us know if we need to coordinate shipping them to you!
Location: High Velocity Sports, 46245 Michigan Ave, Canton, MI 48188, USA
On August 5, 2017, Fleece & Thank You is hosting FTY Make a Blanket Day. This page is where the you are able to purchase blankets that will count towards our goal for this campaign. Every $24 goes toward a piece of armor and a video message from a friend for a child in the hospital. Blankets can be made at the event, at your home, or anywhere else you would like!
Imagine a hospital room. Dull, white sheets on the bed. Scary beeps and boops of the monitors on the IV pole. A cold, bone-chilling temperature that makes you shiver. It’s a scary environment to think about, and yet, every minute in America, 11 children are admitted into the hospital and face this very intimidating experience. Stripped from their everyday routine of friends, school, sports, and activities, they are scared of the unknown future that will come with an extended hospital stay. Right now, we face a reality that needs our urgent attention: many kids go into the hospital and are met with the scary room we just imagined. They begin their treatments in a fearful atmosphere, and a little voice in their head says, “I am defeated already.” They are in need of comfort. They are in need of warmth. They are in need of hope. What if we could help?
A blanket. A colorful, warm piece of hope brightening the room as it waits on the hospital bed for a warrior (the name we call our blanket recipients) to walk in for the start of treatment. The key to a child conquering the scary hospital environment is to provide them with something bright and comforting to combat the darkness. There is an inspiring power behind starting something off on a good note. We can provide that motivation to endure long treatments, the kickstart to a successful battle, and the hope that everything is going to be alright. With our support, we will be the overpowering voice in their head that screams, “I can beat this. I will beat this. I can fight, and I will fight.” YOU can make a blanket. YOU can make a video. YOU can make a difference.