BENEFITING: FLEECE & THANK YOU
EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2017
THE STORY: I joined Fleece & Thank You to help make a difference in childrens life. As many of you know my dream is to work in a hospital as either an Art therapist or a Child life specialist so this is right up my alley. On Make a Blanket Day 2017 you can join me on this journey to provide hope and comfort to children battling illness. Every $24 goes toward a piece of armor and a video message from a friend for a child in the hospital. Our Fight 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? Your Support 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. How you can help? You help in several different ways 1. Make a team and spread the word to family and friends to help support your campaign. 2. Get a group that you are involved in to make a team on the page and see if you can raise the most blankets! 3. Get your own individual blankets on the page and either make them at home the week of the event or come to the event in Canton to make them with us
! We will have facepainting, massages, a DJ, and inflatables for your enjoyment. Kids are not only welcomed, but ENCOURAGED! 4. Talk to a local business/company to see if they would like to get involved. Options for a business would be to sponsor a blanket making table (sponsorship details attached!) or to make a team on the MABD page and get their employees involved.
5. Spread the word to family and friends! Anyone can check out the event on Facebook or buy their tickets on the page!