In Macomb and Oakland countries, Fleece & Thankyou is searching for volunteers and a group who are interesting in making blankets and want to participate in a comforting week in which they visited hospitals and provide comfort to 30000 children who are sick.
In Macomb, this runs from 15 Jan till 22 Jan 2020. The humanitarian event is sponsored by the Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce and presented by First State Bank,
For this purpose, they make videos and give messages to children who are staying in area hospitals for extended periods
Eugene Lovell, president, and CEO of First State Bank said that Giving back to the community was always important for us because we were a community bank,
He also said that he was honored and become a sponsor to organize the blanket week
How Can you Participate In This Event?
Individuals and groups can participate in a creative activity while also assisting the youth in their areas at this event. Those interested in participating in the week-long event must first register at https://give.fleeceandthankyou.org
So when you are registered at this link you will be collect the blanket kit at First State Bank, 41240 Hayes Road in Clinton Township, on 16 Jan between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Participants will make blankets from the comfort of their own homes during the week. Participants are also encouraged to attend the Virtual Blanket Party on Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m, where they may work on their blankets together, ask questions, and enter to win prizes, including a year of free wings from the Detroit Wing Company. Participants will also be able to raise money for the cause and post a personal video.
If you can’t make it to the event but still want to help, then
When Did This Organization Found?
Fleece & Thank You, based in Farmington Hills, was founded in 2015 By Kristock who offers blankets to children in hospitals all around Michigan, including Macomb County. The organization was founded in 2015 after Kristock as it is a charity-based program that people became aware of the scarcity of blankets, which are essential for sick children.
He said that he meet with Sophie, four years old an incredible child, at the time and she was battling cancer. Sophie was taking trips to the hospital to combat one of the toughest forms of juvenile cancer at a period in her life when she should have been playing with dolls and making new friends.
Despite the numerous rounds of rigorous chemotherapy treatments and multiple overnight stays in the hospital, Kristock always had a radiant smile on her face whenever he saw her.
He received a text message from his twin sister, a pediatric cancer nurse at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, asking for a favor while coming home to Michigan that same year.
She recommended making a blanket for a kid in the hospital when you have some free time, he added. “I asked more questions since I’m an aggressively curious person.” ‘How many blankets are you going to need?’ ‘How frequently do you require them?’
She reacted by adding that blankets are always needed, as they drastically alter the hospital environment. then he wondered if one of the top children’s hospitals in the country couldn’t provide enough of something they required, he called every other department at her hospital and received the same responses. He next phoned every Michigan hospital that serviced children under the age of 18 and received the same responses.
This is the time when Fleece & Thank You was born, and children became happy after this organization was born where they get free blankets kits.