Giving back to the community is a hallmark of Heatsheets’ culture. We take pride in being a trusted resource as we protect those in our neighborhoods from the elements, whether at endurance events, on an outdoor adventure, or protecting those under emergency care.
Heatsheets recently partnered with UTalk Radio and the Salvation Army for their Rockin’ Red Christmas event—helping teenagers in the Los Angeles area who are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. At the event, each attendee had the opportunity to enjoy a quick grooming session, which included haircuts, pedicures and much more.
It is estimated that 34 percent of America’s homeless population is under the age of 24, which is why Heatsheets was honored to be a part of this moving cause. At Rockin’ Red Christmas, the teens gathered for a holiday meal provided by Trader Joes, while enjoying holiday entertainment by acclaimed musicians and stars. They also enjoyed giveaways of much-needed shoes and jackets.
Attendees were all gifted with a backpack with essentials, including our durable and lightweight Heatsheets Classic Blankets to stay protected from the elements. We also included instructions on the different ways that Heatsheets can be utilized in hot, cold, windy and rainy weather conditions. If necessary, Heatsheets can also be used as blankets, ground covers and emergency shelters.
Heatsheets’ Silver Lining technology reflects up to 90 percent of a person’s body heat and can be flipped and worn silver-side out to deflect the sun. We offer a variety of different products, which are widely used in endurance races, in emergency survival gear and in other consumer goods.
It was wonderful to see a community of people gather and support this event—celebrities, local businesses and musicians were on hand on to make this inaugural event more meaningful for the teens.
See below, a sneak peek of all the hard work that these guys put in to assemble 300 backpacks to accommodate each attendee.