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Donate handmade care blankets to help comfort seriously ill patients

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ORGANIZATION: Hosparus Health

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 5 people are interested

Use your skills and talents to provide handmade care blankets to seriously ill patients in hospice and palliative care. This is a work from home, whenever you'd like opportunity.

The ideal size for blankets is about 3’ x 4’
. The blanket will be going over the width of a hospital bed, or in a 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. Seriously ill patients want to be reminded of the best moments in life, so cheerful, happy colors are good! We also have an ongoing need for handmade patriotic blankets to present with a special certificate of appreciation to our seriously ill veterans.

Our care blanket makers and other contributors of handmade goods are included in our volunteer program as CareMakers.
Your service hours and number of blankets donated will be recorded. Each year, tens of thousands of service hours are contributed to our organization from the time spent making care blankets and other handmade goods.

We love working with groups! A speaker can come to your sewing ministry or neighborhood knitting group to talk about our services and how care blankets benefit seriously ill patients.

The earlier patients contact us the more we can help them create more meaningful moments and lasting memories. The love and intention CareMakers put into their handcrafted goods is a meaningful way to provide care to those who could really use the support.

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About Hosparus Health


6200 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205, US

Mission Statement

Volunteering with Hosparus Health may become one of the most meaningful experiences of your life. Helping our mission of enhancing the quality of life for those impacted by serious illness will be rewarding and enhance your own well-being and feeling of gratitude. Connection to others with compassion and dignity will strengthen your sense of community. You will feel proud by giving back to others, which you’ll be able to do based on your schedule and how you decide to offer assistance within our organization.


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 or call our 24/7 support line: 1-800-264-0521


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Wherever our Patients Call HomeLouisville, KY 40205



  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Contact syeasayer@hosparus.org or 502-719-4155 to arrange first time donation. Include your name, address, and email address with first donation.

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