Current Projects

As of May 1, 2019

Richmond and Surrounding areas have a need for:

  • Blankets for adults, large size
  • Cotton blend (it is softer than 100% cotton) hats in all sizes and colors (for men, women, and children). No need for matching scarves as we don’t have a need for scarves at the moment
  • Small circles/squares, etc. for Memory Care Team (see the article in the May Newsletter)

Fredericksburg/King George has a need for:

  • Baby items
  • Blankets of all sizes
  • Shirt Protectors
  • Hats (remember we work on hats all year, so we have enough for Fall and Winter needs)

Please note that we give you our current needs, not to say that you need to focus on these items, but because these are our most pressing items.   We prefer you work on something that you enjoy doing and, as you know, we can find an outlet for anything you wish to donate.

This month, we had a request from a member that the pattern in the Newsletter be the Drain Bag/Chemo Bag.  This bag is a support/holder for a patient’s drain balls, as well as holders for monitors used by some heart patients.  On the same page, we are including the Ditty Bag, which is a bag used by hospital patients to contain their personal belongings.  The patterns can be found HERE

Project Sizes, Supplies and Ongoing Projects

Project Sizes

As always anything you want to make we can really use to help fill the bins in the shop and warm the hearts and bodies of those in need.

  • Chemo Hats for Guys and Boys
  • Socks for the Homeless – prefer white, non – Wool socks. Tube socks work well (no heels to deal with!)
  • Chemo Blankets/Shawls 30″ x 48″
  • Blankets for Hospice/Palliative Care 27″ x 36″ (No fringe, no tie on’s if wheelchair blankets)
  • Baby Blankets
    •  32″ to 40″ square
    • Rectangles from 32″ X 30″ and up
  • Children’s blankets (for clutching or draggin’) 24″ sq up to 36″ or 40″ & not necessarily square
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit blankets Large and COLORFUL! (Just enough to cover the top of twin bed)
  • Dialysis blankets: 60″ long.  30-32″ wide.
  • Home Again (Battered Women and Children’s Shelter) large enough to wrap a small child in cold, drafty house
  • Chemo Hats Small, medium and large sizes for both adults and children
  • SPCA rounds or squares 15-18 inches up to 3 feet to fit crates using leftovers of mixed yarn, wool, blends, cotton or acrylics
  • Squares 12 inches to be stitched together into blankets
  • Infant Hats, Must be stretchy. Full term newborn needs to fit over a 5″ Styrofoam ball.
  • Layette Sets Used as “take me home” outfits for newborns.
  • Bears and Toys New bears from Dollar stores, dressed with knitted or crocheted outfits. Given to sick, scared or needy children in ER, clinic, oncology, hospice and other areas.