Fleece Blankets Donated to Operation Care Package for Homeless Veterans

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Operation Care Package Received a donation of fleece blankets from Crooked Brook. Operation Care Package is a volunteer public charity that sends care packages and letters of encouragement to those who have served, and are currently serving in the US military. A leader in the promotional products and decorated apparel industry, Crooked Brook ships personalized fleece blankets and wholesale fleece blankets nationwide.

Operation Care Package

Operation Care Package

Some of the soldiers don't receive anything in the mail, and they exist on little supplies. I don't think any of them should go without something from mail call. - Debbie Smothers

Operation Care Package sent out an “URGENT REQUEST” for “homeless Veterans who are in need of EVERYTHING!” and Crooked Brook responded with a donation of 50” x 60”, 100% polyester fleece blankets.

A leader in the promotional products and decorated apparel industry, Crooked Brook ships personalized fleece blankets and wholesale fleece blankets nationwide.

Fleece blankets are made from Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or other synthetic fibers and can be made out of recycled PET bottles, or even recycled fleece. They are lightweight, warm, soft, and hydrophobic, holding less than 1% of their weight in water which allows them to retain much of their insulating powers even when wet. They are machine washable, dry quickly and are very breathable.

Although fleece blankets are also called "fleece throws" or "fleece throw blankets" there is a difference, and that is the size. Fleece blankets run in sizes that correspond with bedding dimensions; king, queen, full, twin and baby.

Fleece throws or fleece throw blankets are smaller than a twin blanket (but bigger than a baby blanket)which is the perfect size to "throw" over your lap or shoulders. Fleece throws are popular at outdoor sporting events (especially when personalized with a team logo or mascot) which is why fleece throws are sometimes called stadium blankets.

About Operation Care Package

Operation Care Package is a volunteer 501 (c)(3) public charity, dedicated to their mission that no Hero serving our Nation should be forgotten.
Their goal is to support our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement.

The group was formed in March of 2003, by Debbie Smothers, Debbie Durawa, and Pat Curran. Debbie Smothers' brother, David Bishop, an Army Green Beret for 19 years, has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and many other countries. Debbie Durawa's son, Matthew Zwolinski, and Pat Curran's son, Joe Curran, both serve in the Army and were deployed in Iraq.

About Crooked Brook

Crooked Brook is a unit of the atelier division of an art studio that offers full service apparel design, pattern making, sample making, private-label small lot production and embroidery. Since 1989, they’ve built a strong reputation of providing top-notch apparel designs, patterns, fit and production samples for many brand name catalogs and retailers, as well as wardrobe and costumes for movies, television and theater.

All Crooked Brook branded garments and accessories are proudly made to order in the U.S.A.

Because of their unparalleled attention to detail in tailoring, they were awarded a Supima® licensing agreement. These contracts are not awarded lightly. The applicants must meet requirements insuring the highest level of quality and integrity for any products bearing the Supima® brand.

In addition, Crooked Brook designs and manufactures:

Men’s and women’s chef jackets , casino, spa, resort, hotel, chef and restaurant uniforms as well as alumni chef jackets for the Culinary Institute of America. Each garment can be personalized with the customer’s choice of fabric, pockets, buttons, piping and embroidery.

With a design studio in New York City, (the fashion and gastronomic capital of the world) and a production facility in Utica, New York, they’ve garnered international brand name recognition as the maker of the “World’s Highest Quality Chef Jackets™”.

Promotional products, items, decorated apparel and accessories, such as; custom embroidered jackets, hats, polo shirts, fleece blankets, sweatshirt blankets, custom embroidered shirts, embroidered hoodies, embroidered fleece vests, embroidered golf shirts, custom t-shirts, tote bags, custom embroidered sweatshirts and aprons that can be customized with the following apparel decorating methods:

Embroidery
Tackle Twill
Appliqué
Direct to Garment Printing (DTG)
Sublimation

Custom lab coats uniforms and scrubs for nursing, medical, dental, scientific, engineering, technology & healthcare professionals.

Custom made apparel and accessories for men and women, including but not limited to: suits, shirts, Hawaiian shirts, pants, vests, dresses, skirts, gowns, jeans, boxer shorts, martial arts and yoga outfits.

Crooked Brook ships worldwide. Hours of operations are 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, seven days a week. Reach them at (315) 733-1992 to learn more.

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