We came across Fleece and Thank You when we were searching for charitable causes to support. The fleece blankets were something we had all made before in school, so we felt it was something we could do. And knowing this organization was helping kids made it all the more interesting. The guys that started the company are pretty young, and we were impressed with their determination to give something so comforting to so many young kids facing medical treatment. We knew we wanted to help.
Fleece and Thank You is committed to making and distributing fleece blankets to children receiving treatment in hospitals throughout Michigan. Currently, there are about 30,000 kids that receive care per year (in Michigan), so they are aiming to make 30,000 blankets. The blankets are assembled and a video message is recorded for each blanket—so when the child checks in to the hospital, there is a warm blanket—warrior armor!—waiting for them in their room. They can go online and get their video message, which comes from whomever assembled the blanket. They can even reply with a video if they’d like. It’s meant to be something to warm them and lift their spirits, something they can keep forever and especially during their hospital stay.
We, as a team, have two goals. One is to raise money to buy the blanket kits so we can assemble blankets and videos and give them to kids in need. Each blanket kit costs $28. Our second and bigger goal is to work towards getting a local Chicago area hospital on board as a recipient of blankets! This will take some time and work with the organization, but we feel confident that we can make it happen. And how great would it be to give to a hospital right in our city? In the meantime, we are dedicated to assembling as many blankets as we can and getting them out to kids in need. This is where we are asking for your help!
Your donation of $28 will cover the cost of one blanket kit. The rest is up to us! We will purchase, assemble, video message and ship the blanket out. Your donation is tax deductible and will go a long way to putting a smile on the face of a young person who is facing probably the biggest battle of their life. We would be so grateful for your contribution to our cause!
Thank you so much for considering Fleece and Thank You and for your support!!
Robby Desmond, Jimmy Hoban, Tommy McAtamney, Oliver Montgomery