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imjb73
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Joined: Jan 2011

I'm not sure where this should be posted but I need some input about making items for patients. When we were at the oncology department yesterday they had a table set up with items free for the patients. Hats, bags,pillows, coloring books etc. I would like some input from you as to what some other good items would be. I have done lots of decorative clothing (applique) items in the past and pretty much lost interest but standing there yesterday I realized I have lots of sweatshirts I can decorate to donate either as they are or made to sweater/jacket. Would this be a good idea? What type appliques etc? I have most everything here already just need to get busy. I think this just might be a good type of therapy for me. Any suggestions?

Twins_4_Life
Posts: 13
Joined: Feb 2011

I think that is a wonderful thing you want to do, I've seen volunteers pushing carts in the waiting rooms at the hospital with free items, alot went for the puzzle sheets, crosswords someone would make copies from the news paper crosswords and pass them out, alot of books, lap blankets, head scarfs ect. I think sweatshirts would be a great idea, as far as what appliques, I'm not sure since there is a wide variety of Age groups at cancer hospitals, I myself like angels I'm 29, some patients are moms others grandmothers they have sweatshirts that state their names like that, butterflies, dragonflies, animals like dogs or cats, a good place for ideas is a craft store like Micheals or AC Moore, they usually have shirts hanging, maybe you can get some ideas, well I hope this helps alittle, again I think what you want to do is great, everyone should be that kind.
Good Luck

Kristen...

Twins_4_Life
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Joined: Feb 2011

Let me know how you make out.

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mukamom
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Joined: Oct 2010

room, the nurses would have sodas, water, peppermint and those crummy packaged crackers for the patients. I love to bake. I fixed indvidual wrapped slices of blueberry zuchinni bread, and homemade peanut butter crackers for snacks one day and it turned treatment day for 14 patients into a social gathering. Smiles and laughs were big that day.

Whatever you make will bring someone joy.

Angela

imjb73
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Joined: Jan 2011

Angela,
I bet they all enjoyed that. There was a basket of crackers/snacks there and also a fancy coffee/hot chocolate machine. I don't know how often we'll be at that section since that was our first time there but hope to make a few things before the next appointment. I had lost interest in doing any of it anymore but if it could help brighten a persons day or help them in any way then I need to get busy and decorate shirts. Thanks for your post.

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