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VT Seva Detroit Volunteering at Fleece and Thankyou Warehouse on Aug 16th & Nov 20th, 2021

Fleece & Thank You, a Michigan-based non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing connection, comfort, and hope through its programs, services, and materials to children facing illness and their families supporting them.

They host over 400 blanket-making events every year to help achieve their goal of making 30,000 fleece blankets one blanket for every child in MI that goes into the hospital for inpatient treatments. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น, ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ผ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. Their warehouse is where all of their behind-the-scenes work happens.

VT Seva Detroit Volunteers got their first opportunity on August 16th, 2021, got this opportunity to help them from 3 pm-5 pm at their warehouse. Around 8 volunteers did these tasks.

1. Prepping their blanket kits

2. Quality check on those blankets

3. Folding the blankets after a final check

4. Wrapped them up with a plastic wrap

5. Packed them in kits for final delivery to hospitals.

6. Coloring the thank you cards that they were doing for Hug buddy postcards for mental health people that is for View spire organization.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ.

๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—˜๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ,๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ , ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป,๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ

๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜ ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ ,๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ, ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ

VT Seva Detroit Volunteers got their second opportunity on November 20th, 2021 to help them 9 am -12 pm at their warehouse. Around 12 volunteers did these tasks.

This is our second visit there and we really loved helping them and being part of their kind wonderful cause.

Our volunteers did various tasks such as

1. Cutting the strip cloth

2. Hot pressing labels on each blanket

3. Bundling all the blankets neatly and stack in covers & boxes

4. Folding blankets

5. Organizing warehouse blankets storage boxes finally cleaned their work area.

On a whole we all worked on 1000 blankets which are ready for a child to use in a hospital

Video Compilation of photos link:

VT Seva Detroit thank Fleece &Thankyou coordinators for giving us these opportunities and We are looking forward to provide our services to Fleece&Thankyou in 2022 as well whenever an opportunity arrives.

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