Quilts of love program was inspired by one of the Holiday Hope Founders, who was a patient at the Adventist Cardio Vascular Unit. Together with the charge nurse the two of them came up with "Quilts of Love". There is nothing more depressing than to be in the hospital during the holiday season. It creates a lot of stress trying to still get ready for the holidays and being "under the weather" so to speak. During the month of December the unit has a small decorated tree which unwrapped toys are underneath and stuffed animals hang from the tree. These are available to the children/grandchildren of the patients, and they are able to take a toy home with them. This helps the children to be occupied while visiting a patient with their family. The toys can also be gifted to kids and grandkids whose parents or grandparents are confined in the hospital and didn't have time to do their holiday shopping.
The patients, while recuperating receive a beautiful full size quilt. The quilts bring warmth and love to the patients. The quilts also bring a little bit of the home atmosphere to their rooms, which is great for healing. Older patients have a tendency to get chilled easier, a quilt is just perfect for them to feel the warmth and love. Quilts are available all year long for the patients not just the holidays!
Every donation counts! We even take donations for clean left over material so that the lovely ladies at the Highland Lutheran Church can turn the material into beautiful quilts for those in need. Cotton/Flannel Material works the best for keeping those in need warm for the winter.
Even though Holiday Hope's Giving is mainly for the December Holiday Season, it takes a full year to prepare for all our clients needs during the Holiday Season. From the very young to the very old. We are blessed with the many volunteers, community supporters and caring people just like yourself to help us bring joy to our community for those in need.
to help someone in need for the 2018 Holiday Season!
Sign up with your Fred Meyer or QFC card and link your card to Holiday Hope! This is a great way to also help during Holiday Hope all year long. Every time you shop Fred Meyers donates to Holiday Hope! Share this information with your friends and Family.
Quilts of Love
501 (C) 3 nonprofit
There are many ways to show your support of Quilts of Love. Below are just a few examples of how you can help our Seniors in need.