Live with Purpose-Fleece Blankets

As we prepare for colder weather, join JVC and Live with Purpose by making fleece blankets for people who could use some extra warmth this season.

Who are we helping? Fleece blankets will be donated to various organizations in Baltimore that help support those in need in our community. Our recipient partners include Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Franciscan Center, Grace Foundation, and Manna House.

Jewish Values in Action:

  • Tzedakah- charity
  • K’vod He-ahnee- respecting the poor
  • V’ahavta L’reacha Kamocha- loving your neighbor as yourself


  •      2 Pieces of Fleece- size dependent on the recipient/type of blanket:
    • For a standard twin size blanket (66”x90”), fleece should be approximately  76”x100”
    • For a lap blanket (36”x48”), fleece should be approximately 46”x58”
  •       Fabric scissors or fleece cutter


  1.       Line up the two pieces of fabric, right side out. Trim both to the same size.
  2.       Cut a 5-inch square from each of the four corners.
  3.       Cut fringe on all four sizes of the blanket. Cut through both layers of fabric at the same time. Fringe should be a little wider than the width of your finger and about 5 inches deep.
  4.       With all the fringes lined up, start tying knots (tying together the top and bottom fleece). Work your way around the fleece blanket.

Did you know? At least 3,500 people in Baltimore experience homelessness on any given night, totaling more 30,000 people each year.

Learn more with our conversation guides!! Check out our family version, or go deeper with our adult & teen version.

If you are interested in obtaining supplies for this project and supporting JVC’s Live With Purpose, see below. 

Cost is a donation.

$18 per supplies for 1 fleece blanket
$36 for supplies for 2 fleece blankets
$54 for supplies for 3 fleece blankets

Your gift represents a charitable contribution.

Live With Purpose-Fleece Blankets
Project materials can be picked up from the Park Heights JCC on Mondays from 8:30-11am, Tuesdays from 12:30-3:30pm, or Thursdays from 3-6pm. Please pull up in front of the Early Learning Center doors and call 410-843-7476. Please stay in your car. *