A donation from hand and heart
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Lotenberg said that there is always a need for donations like this, which can serve the pediatric, neo-natal and maternity units. After Silver Threads members handed out donations to seven patients last week, the rest of the blankets and caps were left in the hands of hospital officials to give as needed.
Children and teens appreciate items like blankets, Lotenberg said, because it creates a sense of comfort in a strange environment. They get to take the items home when they leave the hospital. Lotenberg said a blanket can also make a nice gift for a brand new mother.
Silver Threads members Monica Kerner said giving the blankets to children in need was its own reward. Manney added that seeing the kids’ eyes light up as they received the donation made her day.
Esposito said that it was important to make the donations in person. “We wanted to put a personal touch to it,” she said. “We didn’t want to just mail a box.”