Humans of Neuqua: Anaam Singh is a student you should know


Anaam Singh and the head of Seva Circle making and packing kits to donate

Leah Dennison, Staff Writer

 “Blanket Life is a non-profit that specializes in delivering basic toiletries and especially blankets to underprivileged people in the Chicagoland area, with an emphasis on homeless people and homeless shelters.” 


Anaam Singh, a senior at Neuqua Valley, is involved in many activities at school. He’s on the executive board of the Indian Student Alliance, Wildcats Gold, Tri-M, the Acapella program, and is the chief operations manager for Zooming Tutors as well. One of the most notable things he’s involved with however is the non-profit organization he and his family started together in January 2020; Blanket Life. 


It started off simple. “First, we assembled care packages in our house, and then we went to Chicago to distribute them to people we saw,” said Singh. At that point, the pandemic hit, and they were unable to assemble a group of people to make these care packages. However, this was just the beginning of Blanket Life. “We had volunteers willing to help out, so we funded them. They went out to the stores and got whatever was needed and delivered it themselves to various shelters.” Blanket Life stemmed out from not only homeless shelters, but even animal shelters as well. The mission had expanded from toiletries and blankets to food and other necessities. 


“Blanket Life has a huge spiritual emphasis. A big part of it is having the volunteers of the non-profit do service, and get good energy back to themselves. It’s a way of bettering our environment for not only the people who are in need, but also the people doing the volunteering.” Blanket Life wants nothing more than to spread love through acts of service. Anyone is welcome to join and get involved. The future of this organization seems bright, with changes being made in many peoples’ lives because of all the good that has come out of it. Most recently, Blanket Life has been donating to the Seva Circle, an organization that works out of its spiritual center. They make kits which then get donated to other organizations such as Sue’s Pantry.


While Singh is heavily involved in Blanket Life, he still enjoys the simple things such as reading, writing poetry and playing with his dogs. His hope is to attend college for pre-med at the University of Michigan or Northwestern, all while continuing to do great things for the community. 


For more information about Blanket Life and how to help, visit