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The Hug Tent + A Happy Thanksgiving


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2020 sure has been eventful! We hope you are able to find reasons to be grateful today. We know it hasn’t been an easy year, especially if you own a small business; but soon, 2020 will be a thing of the past. All of us here at KD Kanopy hope that you know how grateful we are for YOU.

We are also grateful to have been part of a moment that we will never forget. This hugging tent recently allowed something we haven’t seen much of during this pandemic – people who have been separated for months, finally able to share a hug. Watch the story unfold on national news here!

A nurse practitioner in Northern Colorado came up with this incredible idea for the hugging tent after working on a sub-committee who has been brainstorming ways to help people living in the long-term care community during the pandemic.

These hugging structures originated in Brazil but have, luckily, made it to the United States. And we are happy to have helped create one that now lives in Colorado.

This nurse built the first hugging tent using a canopy in order for it to be easily stored and transported to different settings. Donations came pouring in from the Longmont, CO community and KD Kanopy entered the picture.

They chose a KD for their final product because of how solid our canopies are built and how easy they are to use. With the Velcro already in place around the top of the canopy, all they had to do was attach the thick plastic sheeting walls and voila!

We are so happy and beyond honored to have made this hugging tent into a reality. These hugging tents have been a huge success for the long-term care residents who haven’t had any physical contact with their loved ones in 8 months.

This hardworking committee is working on an instruction manual so that others are able to implement the hugging tent to serve their own communities. And by calling on us at KD Kanopy, we are able to help make this dream a reality for you too! We hope to be part of the hugging tent process until we can all hug in person again soon.

From all of us at KD Kanopy, to all of you, Happy Thanksgiving!