Volunteers donate handmade blankets to hospital patients

Volunteers donate handmade blankets to hospital patients

Written by: Julie Kotsis

November 22, 2013

Palliative care patients at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare were feeling a little warmer Friday after receiving blankets handmade by a group of dedicated volunteers.

Anita Imperioli, founder and president of In Honour of the Ones We Love, said five members of the group’s knitting club worked countless hours creating the more than 100 blankets, that were knitted, crocheted, quilted or made of fleece, donated to patients in the Dr. Y Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility.

“They’re pretty dedicated to us,” Imperioli said. “They put in a lot of hours and they donate all the materials and everything. It all comes from them. These are great volunteers. They are amazing.”

Imperioli said In Honour of the Ones We Love donated a blanket warmer to the unit but members continued to notice patients were often cold or in need of an extra blanket.

The knitting club also makes adult and children’s hats. The children’s hats are distributed to patients in the Regional Children’s Centre.

Imperioli said the goal of the organization is to make sure patients and families have the comfort and the love that they need.

“Sometimes just that little extra something, it means so much,” she said.


Courtesy of: The Windsor Star

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