Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA is 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 be “prayerfully knitting these blankets, and trust 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 one of our parishioners who loves to crochet. We hope this helps ease the discomfort for many patients at Beth Israel. If you would like to help, contact Rev. Katie Pakos Rimer at email@example.com for more information.