Saturday, July 7, 2012

Nice to be appreciated

An email just recieved:

Just a note to thank you for all the wonderful work you do for our Oncology patients.  Your thoughtfulness and craftsmanship is so much appreciated.  We so look forward to receiving your gifts of time and talent.  Thank you from the staff and patients here at Kaiser Walnut Creek Oncology.

Elaine R. Shingleton, RN, MSN

Service Unit Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Our email is

On July 3, 2012, Anne, Barbara, and Peggy delivered 79 Baby Hats to Kaiser Walnut Creek.  Nineteen of the baby hats were made for the soon to be 4th of July babies and the rest were general hats.  The nurses were thrilled and asked us about our "organization" and for our names.  They said that the new parents are always so appreciative of the handmade hats. 

We heard that Kaiser, San Francisco was also in need of baby hats.  We donated 10 hats to their maternity department.  Some of the Karing Knitters are planning to go to Kaiser to teach some of their volunteers how to loom so that they can make hats to donate too.

Barbara, Peggy, and Jennifer collectively made 23 reversible fabric chemo hats.  Anne made 24(fantastic)and Peggy made 35 drainage bags. The Chemo department was trulygrateful for the donation.  One of the nurses, a cancer survivor, saidthat the patients will be so thankful to receive such useful and attractive aids.  They asked us for our name/organization so we gave them our blog site and email address.