Attn: All Knitters! Prayer Shawls Needed!

Looking for something to do during the cold Winter months? Don’t forget Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA is constantly in need of Comfort Shawls for their patients with cancer.

The Beth Israel comfort shawls initiative is part of the chaplains’ “comfort carts,” where chaplains bring a cart of fresh food, tissues, mints and a knitted shawl to patients and families during the dying process. Families can then take the shawl home, as a reminder of their loved one.

What a wonderful way to use your knitting or crocheting skills (and stay cozy warm this Winter while your knitting), and know that they are put to good use. And that their prayers are extended beyond the patient to the family, and that will become a treasured gift.”


All Comfort Shawls will be shipped to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

Update! We have sent many shawls to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital due to the kindness of our parishioners who love to knit and crochet. We hope this helps ease the discomfort for many patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital.

If you are another organization, and are looking to participate, contact Rev. Katie Pakos Rimer at for more information on how you can help.


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