Haven Hospice Received 25 Fleece-Tie Blankets
Kappa Alpha Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon Joined Efforts for a Good Cause
Gainesville, Florida (April 16, 2014) – Haven Hospice received 25 fleece-tie blankets from the University of Florida Greek organizations Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Kappa Alpha Theta. The two organizations made the blankets during a service project.
Kappa Alpha Theta Service Chairwoman Jessica Sullivan said she was eager to get this project started. During high school, Sullivan volunteered for Suncoast Hospice in Tampa Florida and also made fleece-tie blankets for the hospice patients in the local nursing homes. Her experience is what inspired her to suggest the project to her organization.
“I saw firsthand how much the patients loved the blankets,” said Sullivan. “It gave them ownership of something beautiful and useful.”
Kappa Alpha Theta Chief Marketing Officer Jensen Holroyd assisted Sullivan with the project as the project required a budget for purchasing fleece. More than 75 yards of fabric were needed to complete the blankets. The two Greek organizations, 40 Fraternity brothers and 75 Sorority sisters, combined efforts to complete the blankets project.
“It was awesome to watch the fraternity men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon make the blankets because they were really confused,” said Sullivan remembering that she made a directions cheat sheet for them.
The blankets will be used in the E.T. York Care Center in Gainesville. Haven Hospice looks forward to future opportunities to work with Kappa Alpha Theta, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and other University of Florida Greek organizations.