Wednesday, December 20, 1995

Recruiting and Sharing

Carol and her husband Dick, retired to join the RV lifestyle. Carol introduced her mission to fellow RV'ers during their first winter spent in the south. Soon volunteers at Desert Palms RV Resort in Salome, Arizona. began to help and requested to supply their own hometown hospitals.  The next year the project began to grow and served 7 hospitals in several states.  Each year volunteers,
hearing about the program, contributed both financially and hours to complete the growing requests for our gifts.  The ladies that knit or crochet desired to contribute little blankets.  One volunteer donated a knitting machine.  A pattern was developed to crochet tiny rose buds as a additional gifts for the family to take home.  Hospitals requested smaller gowns and the tiny 3X Small gown was designed with a bonnet that fits a golf ball.  Within 8 years, we were serving 27 hospitals, sending approximately 450 layettes annually made during the 5 month period spent in Arizona.

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