COTSA State Officers Start “Fleece for Fighters” Community Service Project


The 2015-16 Colorado TSA State Officer team is embarking on an exciting service project called Fleece for Fighters. Their mission: to create fleece-tie blankets for pediatric cancer patients at Children’s Hospital.

But they need your help! There are three ways your TSA chapter can participate:

1. You can make blankets! This is what the State Officers would really like to see! They are challenging each TSA Chapter to make at least two blankets in their school colors! The chapter that creates the most blankets and/or donates the most material will be recognized at the 2016 COTSA State Conference. Don’t know how to make a fleece-tie blanket? Here’s a link to a YouTube video showing you how to make the blankets. Each blanket requires approximately 3 yards of fabric which can be obtained from any fabric store/department.

2. You can donate money! If you don’t have the time to make the blankets, you can donate money to purchase the supplies by going to the project’s GoFundMe page at All the proceeds from the campaign will be used to purchase material to make the blankets.

3. You can donate supplies. If you don’t want to make the blankets yourselves, you can simply donate fleece material (each blanket takes approximately 3 yards of material to create). If you donate materials, please contact Mr. Raymond, the COTSA State Advisor, at 720-858-2794 or and he will come pick up the materials from your school.

For more information on how you can join the State Officers in their campaign to bring a little comfort to the lives of brave children fighting a devastating illness, please contact the COTSA State Advisor at or at 720-858-2794.