Fleece & Thank You receives $5,000 MassMutual Foundation Grant


Fleece & Thank You, has received a $5,000 grant from the MassMutual Foundation as part of a national Community Service Award (CSA) program. Fleece & Thank You is one of thirty-two organizations nationally to receive an award. The MassMutual Foundation made the grant as a tribute to the volunteer efforts of Paul Davis, a financial services representative with MassMutual Great Lakes in Southfield, MI.


“We are stronger when we come together as a community, and our Community Service Awards program recognizes a group of MassMutual financial professionals who embody this spirit, working with members of their respective neighborhoods, towns and cities, helping nonprofits with which they are involved grow and thrive,” said Dennis Duquette, Head of MassMutual Community Responsibility and President of the MassMutual Foundation. “We are proud of the time and energy Paul dedicates to better his community and delighted to support the great work MassMutual financial professionals do with organizations across the country.”


Established in 2015, Fleece & Thank You is a nonprofit organization that makes fleece blankets with encouraging video messages for children who are hospitalized. Fleece & Thank you is most recognized for holding more than 400 blanket-making events each year. The nonprofit organization also offers a variety of programs to benefit children encountering prolonged hospital says, as well as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Fleece & Thank You’s goal is to make 30,000 blankets annually to make sure every child in the state of Michigan facing hospital treatments gets the comfort they deserve.


Paul has been with MassMutual Great Lakes for two years. He has been committed to Fleece & Thank You since 2018 and has dedicated countless hours of time and talent to help the organization grow and flourish. Paul currently serves on their Board of Directors as the Fundraising Committee Chair. 


“I am very pleased that my dedication to Fleece & Thank You has been recognized by the MassMutual Foundation,” said Paul. “This grant will provide much needed funding to continue supporting and comforting children facing hospital treatments all over the state of Michigan.”  


For more information on how to get involved with Fleece & Thank You, please visit https://fleeceandthankyou.org/.


About the MassMutual Foundation

The MassMutual Foundation, Inc. is a dedicated corporate foundation established by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). The MassMutual Foundation activates connections and untapped opportunities within communities, so that all families can build their financial capability and thrive. In support of this mission, the Foundation develops partnerships and provides grants in support of our signature programs. The Foundation also supports anchor institutions in the communities where MassMutual operates.


To learn more about the MassMutual Foundation please visit https://www.massmutual.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/foundation.   


About MassMutual

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