Laundry Partners with Nonprofit

In the US, ImageFIRST Healthcare Laundry Specialists – a provider of linen and laundry services for the healthcare industry – proudly announced that it has entered a partnership with non-profit organisation Fleece & Thank (FTY). This organisation initiated a nation-wide blanket-making program with the mission to provide comfort, inspiration and hope to children during  their hospital stay. The blankets are handmade by volunteers across the US. 

The goal of making 30,000 blankets per year, presented the organisation with huge challenges to manage the required laundry process. When the pandemic began, a hospital-grade washing and drying unit was obtained to continue delivering the blankets. However, the demand for these blankets increased, and the washing and drying unit was unable to keep up with this growth. The Fleece & Thank You team then started contacting healthcare linen providers and found ImageFIRST eager to jump in.

After washing them in a hospital-grade disinfecting detergent and wash process, the blankets are plastic-wrapped to ensure they stay clean. Then, they are delivered to the FTY warehouse to be distributed to children’s hospitals in the region.