Fleece & Thank You, a Michigan-based non-profit organization, will host its 2nd annual Make A Blanket Day from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Airtime Trampoline in Troy. Hundreds of volunteers are expected to attend and help the organization reach its goal of making 2,500 blankets to provide comfort and hope to children battling illness in local hospitals.
Beyond a fleece blanket with a whimsical, colorful pattern, Fleece & Thank You helps give children in the hospital a powerful connection to the outside world with a video message of support from the blanket maker, who films a 10-15 second video on their smartphone or computer.
Donations and event sign ups can be made here. Every $24 donation covers the cost of providing a blanket and video message to another child.
Founder Nicholas Kristock visited the Fox2 News studios Saturday morning to preview the event.