Hosparus Health Caremaker - Sew, knit or crochet care blankets for patients
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
1 person is interested
Support seriously ill patients by donating hand made blankets. Care blankets provide comfort and support to adult patients in our hospice and palliative programs.
The ideal size for blankets is about 3’ x 4’, covering the width of a hospital bed, or in the patient’s lap. The larger the blanket is, the harder it is for a patient to use. We’d rather serve more patients with 2 lap blankets than 1 full size blanket.
Crochet, knit, or quilted blankets are accepted. Contributions must be clean, in new condition and from a non-smoking environment, with no perfumes or other scents of any kind. Please use caution if you have pets - materials and finished goods must be free from pet hair and smells. It’s fine to wash the blankets before you deliver to us, but avoid scented detergent or fabric softeners. We won't be able to use items that don't meet these criteria.
We are not accepting fleece tied blankets. It’s acceptable to use fleece or flannel in a blanket with a sewn edge.
For crochet or knit blankets, a pattern or mix of colors is ideal, rather than one solid color. We serve male and female patients, so please consider bright or neutral colors.
We have an ongoing need for blankets for veterans, in patriotic colors or fabrics. For veterans in our care, we offer a veteran’s recognition visit made by a volunteer who is also a veteran. A certificate of recognition and a patriotic care blanket is presented to the veteran. Typically, a patient’s loved ones attend this ceremony, as it may be the final formal recognition a veteran will receive before their death. Whether it’s for a veteran, or any patient, the care blanket becomes a loving keepsake for the patient’s loved one after they pass.
Our care blanket makers and other contributors of handmade goods are included in our volunteer program as CareMakers. We will ask for your contact information or you can submit a volunteer application online to create your profile. The time spent making and number of blankets donated will be recorded in your volunteer account. Each year, thousands of hours of cost savings are contributed to our organization by the time spent making care blankets and other handmade goods.
About Hosparus Health
3532 EPHRAIM MCDOWELL DR, LOUISVILLE, KY 40205, US
Our Mission: Through compassion, dignity and excellence we seek to enhance the quality of life for those impacted by serious illness. Our Vision: To be the preferred partner for serious illness care in our region, through clinical excellence and a culture of joy and gratitude.
Since 1978, Hosparus Health has provided hospice and advanced illness care to tens of thousands of patients and their families in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Started by volunteers, we’re a fully accredited not-for-profit with care teams nationally recognized and respected for their innovation and expertise addressing the most complex health issues. In addition to hospice and advanced illness care, we also offer grief counseling, respite care, and medication management.
Hosparus Health cares for patients of all ages and backgrounds - regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, handicap or ability to pay. Care is delivered through a team-oriented approach and is tailored to each patient’s needs and wishes. Our support extends to the patient’s family, caregivers and other loved ones. Hosparus Health is committed to helping people in our community live better, longer. We truly believe that the earlier you call, the more we can help.
To learn more, visit hosparushealth.org