Dayton, OH – The Deli & Top of the Market have announced dates for their semiannual Blanket Party – a party hosted at The Deli & Top of the Market that brings together the Dayton community to make fleece tie-blankets for St Vincent de Paul and Dayton Children’s Hospital, as well as other local Dayton charities.

The Deli & Top of the Market began their program in 2013 with a small party attended by approximately 60 guests where 130 blankets were made.  The blankets were then taken to Dayton Children’s Hospital on Christmas Day to donate to the children and families who had to spend their holidays in the hospital.

In the following years, the program has expanded to include donations to St Vincent de Paul, who operate the area’s homeless shelters, Bogg Ministries, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  After four years and nine Blanket Parties, Dayton has made 2,011 blankets with no sign of slowing down.

The Deli & Top of the Market have teamed up with other local businesses, including Party Pleasers, Liftoff Entertainment, Fifth Street Brewpub, and Warped Wing Brewing Company to support the program.  Party Pleasers and Liftoff Entertainment provide entertainment for the parties. Fifth Street Brewpub has a guest bartending program that allows charities to raise funds and awareness for their events on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings.

2017’s dates are as follows:

Sunday, July 9th, 2017 – 10am – Brunch & Blankets – Fifth Street Brewpub

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 – 6pm – Christmas in July Blanket Party – The Deli & Top of the Market

Monday, December 11th, 2017 – 6pm – Guest Bartending for Charity – Fifth Street Brewpub

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 – 6pm – Fleece Navidad Blanket Party – The Deli & Top of the Market

These events are all open to the public (all ages!) and free to attend.  The events located at Fifth Street Brewpub are fundraising events, while the blankets are made on the dates listed at The Deli & Top of the Market.  For those who have never made tie-blankets before – don’t worry!  No sewing is required, and there will be plenty of Blanket Party veterans to show you how it is done.  As long as you can use scissors and tie knots, you can make these blankets.

To learn more about The Deli & Top of the Market’s Blanket Program, please contact

Jeremy Lewis

Office:  (937) 224-3663, ext 3