Only one more month to go! Join The Deli & Top of the Market on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 to make fleece tie-blankets to donate to St Vincent de Paul, Dayton Children’s Hospital, and other local charities.
If you have never made a tie-blanket before, no worries! As long as you know how to use scissors and how to tie knots, you can make these blankets! There will be plenty of people here that would be more than happy to show you how!
This is our fourth year hosting the event, and to date we have made 1,724 blankets for our community with the goal to hit 2,000 blankets by the end of the year! The event is open to all ages and is free to attend, with donations of funds, fabric, and scissors always appreciated!
The Deli & Top of the Market will be providing the food, Corey from Party Pleasers will be providing the tunes, Jay from Liftoff Entertainment will be providing the photo booth!
Don’t forget to join Mark and Jeremy at Fifth Street Brewpub just one month from today as they will be the guest bartenders! Fifth Street Brewpub’s Guest Bartending program is an excellence opportunity to come and learn about The Blanket Program while enjoying a few of Fifth Street’s delicious brews! A portion of sales from the restaurant will be donated to The Blanket Program, so make sure to bring some friends!
We are just a week away from The Deli & Top of the Market’s Christmas in July Blanket Party!
Monday, July 11th, 2016 – 6pm – Guest Bartending for Charity – Fifth Street Brewpub | Chef Mark and I will be guest bartending at Fifth Street Brewpub to raise money for The Blanket Program. Join us at 6pm with a special keg tapping TBD. We will be taking donations that evening, and a portion of the proceeds from the restaurant will be donated by Fifth Street Brewpub to The Blanket Program!
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 – 6pm – Christmas in July Blanket Party – The Deli & Top of the Market | Join us in our kickoff of the fourth year of The Blanket Program as we get together to make blankets for Dayton Children’s Hospital, St Vincent de Paul, and other local charities. Food & non-alcoholic beverage is provided by The Deli & Top of the Market, with tunes by Corey & Party Pleasers and a photobooth from Jay & Liftoff Entertainment. To date, we have made 1,316 blankets with a goal to hit 2,000 by the end of the year! For more information regarding The Blanket Program, please visit thedeli-dayton.com/the-blanket-program.
We held our third and final Blanket Party of the year on Tuesday, December 15th. At this party we made a total of 388 blankets, bringing our total for the year to 682, and our total for the program to 1,316.
For those unfamiliar with the program, a couple of times each year we host a big party that brings the community together to make fleece tie-blankets for Dayton-area homeless shelters and Dayton Children’s Hospital. The program started in 2013, where we held one party that had about 70 guests make 130 blankets.
In 2014, we expanded the program to include two parties, where we were able to make 508 blankets.
This year, we expanded the program to four events with three blanket-making events. We partnered with Warped Wing to host a party at their brewery, as well as Fifth Street Brewpub to guest bartend to raise money to buy fleece, both to great success.
Next year we hope to get more Dayton businesses involved and expand the program further – but we need your help! We are always looking for suggestions and volunteers. If you participated in the program in anyway this year, please fill out this quick, 2-question survey so that we can better help our community. If you would like, you can also sign up for our mailing list to receive all the updates and news regarding The Blanket Program.
Jon Graham Pottery for donating pots for the raffle
Danielle and Grotto Designs for designing our event posters
Steve, Shelly and Gordon Food Service for donating their time and food to The Blanket Program
The countless friends, family, and volunteers that have spent their time over the last three years making this program into what it is today
Keep on the lookout, we plan to announce the dates for next year’s Blanket Parties soon! If you want to join the mailing list to get all the up-to-date news on The Blanket Program, fill out the survey above or email Jeremy at firstname.lastname@example.org!
On the fifteenth and final day of Deli Christmas, The Deli gave to me… The Birthday Blanket Bash!
Tonight we are hosting the third and final Blanket Program event of the year! Make sure to join us here at The Deli & Top of the Market at 6:00pm as we bring the community together to make fleece tie-blankets for Dayton Children’s Hospital and St Vincent de Paul! The event is free to attend and open for all ages. We are hoping to break the 500 blanket mark for the year, and the 1,000 blanket mark for the program! Food is provided by us, Party Pleasers is DJing, Liftoff Entertainment has the photobooth, and Cake, Hope, & Love are bringing the cupcakes!
For today’s special we have chicken tenders tossed in a chipotle-peach BBQ sauce on a turano baguette with lettuce and cheddar cheese, with onion rings on the side for $8.50!
Soups today are Baja Chicken Enchilada, Cream of Mushroom, and Chicken & Dumpling as well as Chili, Chicken Noodle, and Lobster Bisque!
Have a great day Dayton and we will see you tonight!
On the fourteenth day of Deli Christmas, The Deli gave to me… Guest Bartending at Fifth Street Brewpub!
It is Birthday Blanket Bash Eve and we are ready to celebrate! Join Mark and Jeremy tonight at 6:00pm at Fifth Street Brewpub for their guest bartending night! We will be guest bartending to raise funds and awareness for The Blanket Program! We will be tapping Six Point’s Global Warmer.
We are also doing the first ever collaboration special! You can get this special here at The Deli for lunch and at Fifth Street for dinner. Chef Brandon of Fifth Street Brewpub fame and our very own Chef Mark have put their heads together to come up with a twist on pigs-in-a-blanket. We have lamb & fig sausage wrapped with pecan-smoked bacon on a pretzel sub bun with of our saratoga chips and a thyme & honey, vanilla yogurt, $8.50.
Soups today are Broccoli Cheddar, Chili, Braised Beef Vegetable, Chicken Noodle, Shorty’s Ghost Pepper Chili and the Lobster Bisque.
Between now and Christmas, anyone that brings to The Deli a receipt from both The Deli and Fifth Street Brewpub, both with today’s date, will receive a free Fifteen Days of Christmas t-shirt while supplies last!
Have a great day Dayton and we will see you tomorrow for The Deli & Top of the Market’s Birthday Blanket Bash!
The Blanket Program just received a big fabric donation from Telitha’s Hope! Big thanks to Andrea and everyone over at Telitha’s Hope for supporting The Blanket Program – make sure to check them out and support their cause!
Join Mark and Jeremy on Monday, December 14th at 6:00pm at Fifth Street Brewpub as we are the guest bartenders! We will be raising funds and awareness for The Blanket Program and a portion of sales from that night will be donated to the program.
Then join us on Tuesday, December 15th at 6:00pm here at The Deli and Top of the Market for our Birthday Blanket Bash! We will be celebrating our 10th birthday and 3rd year of The Blanket Program while making blankets for St Vincent de Paul and Dayton Children’s Medical Center!
If you would like to be involved in The Blanket Program, don’t worry! We still have two events this year:
Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 6:00pm – Guest Bartending at Fifth Street Brewpub – Join Chef Mark and Jeremy at Fifth Street Brewpub where they will be raising funds and awareness for The Blanket Program! A portion of all sales in the restaurant will be donated to The Blanket Program, so come out and show your support!
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 at 6:00pm – Birthday Blanket Bash – Join The Deli & Top of the Market as we celebrate our 10th birthday and make blankets for Dayton Children’s Medical Center and St. Vincent de Paul!
For more information about The Blanket Program and how you can be involved, please visit thedeli-dayton.com/the-blanket-program or email Jeremy at email@example.com!
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – As the cooler fall air creeps into the Miami Valley, a local group is ready to wrap up those in need.
Dozens of volunteers gathered at Warped Wing in Downtown Dayton to make blankets to give away.
This is the third year they’ve held the blanket-making party.
Last year, they exceeded their goal of 500 blankets.
Organizers say it’s a rewarding way to give back.
“When we’ve given the blankets to people in our community, we’ve had them come back and thank us so it’s really a very personal project for us and it’s great to just be there to help our community as a community,” said Jeremy Lewis, assistant director of operations.
The finished blankets will be donated to area homeless shelters and Dayton Children’s Hospital.