Fleece Connection is a 501©3 non-profit organization serving hospitalized Veterans and troops in the military community across the USA by providing weighted fleece blankets during times of need and recovery.
Since its founding in 2015, Fleece Connection has made and distributed over-sized weighted fleece blankets to Veterans recovering in Veteran Administration hospitals. Each blanket is placed in a reusable cloth bag along with handwritten notes of support – and a dog-tag, inscribed with an encouraging message, is attached. The fleece blankets weigh between 5-7 pounds which helps reduce the symptoms of PTSD, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Fleece Connection works with representatives at Military hospitals, VA Hospitals and Veterans’ Organizations to provide blankets for Veterans and Wounded Heroes to let them know they are never forgotten.
Thanks to dedicated Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors, Fleece Connection has distributed more than 1,100 blankets to United States Veterans.