Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Chicagoland Scarfers

Look at my Love Scarf knitters! We checked in with them last night and everyone is doing so well. We have completeled four! The knitters are proudly showing their progress. Last night the needles were really clicking! This is so much fun!

Also posted at Coop.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day Delivery Report

On Valentine's Eve, Bridget as well as a few friends and volunteers were able to deliver scarves and caps to City of Hope.

One hundred and seventy-five scarves and hats were collected. Enough that that either another LA cancer center needs to be included in the delivery or Love Scarf Chicago might get a little head start on their collection!

Personal deliveries were made a few patients that were up for visitors.
"They were each and every one of them so very grateful and each and every one found a hat and scarf that they loved. We met a young woman who has been in there 146 days. We met a woman who has 9 month old twins back home in Minneapolis. We pulled some of the pediatric hats out and gave them to her to have for the twins. We met a woman who we knew had been feeling nauseous so we knew to not stay long, but her eyes welled with tears when we left because she was so moved. We got a few "bless you"s as we left the rooms, I'm sure all of us were feeling like we could only wish to bless them as much as is needed right now. They were beautiful. Some were alone, some had friends or family with them. They were all pretty timid about receiving the gifts and then got into searching for the scarves and hats that were perfect for them."
Bridget Fonger
Love Scarf Project

Thank you to everyone who participated (either by spreading the word or by making scarves and caps)!

Monday, February 09, 2009

December 2008 Report

On Wednesday, December 17, 2008, the Lovescarf Project delivered approximately 150 scarves and caps to cancer patients at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. There were enough items so that we were able to give them to patients at the inpatient oncology center as well as to patients at the outpatient infusion center.

We want all of you to know how appreciated these gifts were.

We want those of you who worked so hard knitting these beautiful scarves and caps as well as those of you who went to the trouble of shopping for them to know of the joy you brought to patients and how much these gifts were appreciated by these people who are going through a very difficult time.

We look forward to collecting items again the fall of 2009 so we can deliver them in December.

Thank you so much and have a happy and healthy 2009.

Leon and Lisa Seidman

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Love Scarf ~ Chicago

The Love Scarf Project has expanded to Chicago. If you live in the Chicagoland area, please consider knitting up something in time for Christmas 2009 Delivery.

Check out the Knitters here.