Operation Buckeye Blankets

A warm welcome to those in need was top of mind when A&P Fiscal Buckeye Wellness Innovators (BWI) submitted their application for one of multiple Ohio State wellness grants through the Office of the Chief Wellness Officer . Upon funding approval this past spring, “Operation Buckeye Blankets” was launched, bringing Buckeyes together to assemble no-sew welcome blankets for families staying at The Ronald McDonald House Charites (RMHC) of Central Ohio .  RMHC is located next to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and provides a proximate place for families to stay when a child is hospitalized.

Camille Mack, Lindsey McCann, Ted Tobler and Mary Wehner, wellness innovators in A&P Fiscal, led efforts to coordinate with RMHC, purchase materials and supplies, identify a location of blanket making and bring staff together to complete their mission.  

“As Buckeyes, we are not only focused on building a strong and healthy university but building up the community within and around us,” said Camille Mack, business manager for A&P Fiscal." Often, we like to tap into all the dimensions for wellbeing that address our emotional, social and creative personalities. As a team that works primarily remote,  this was a great opportunity to get together in person, create a sense of belonging and give back to others.

In May, the A&P Fiscal team and other A&P staff joined together to review fleece material, cut fringes and tie materials together. In total, the team will be donating 22 fleece blankets that will be given to families as an extension of their BuckeyeLove.