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Wrapped up in Loving Donations

North Chatham, MA- Have some extra yarn? Have some extra time? Turn it into something meaningful. Broad Reach Hospice & Palliative Care’s volunteer coordinator, Mary Mazzer has been receiving locally made knitted hats, shawls, socks, lap throws, and blanket donations to give to Hospice patients at Broad Reach Healthcare.

Donations come from local churches, yarn shops and knitting circles. Adventures in Knitting, located in Harwich has taken it to the next level with financial support to the individual knitters. They are offering anyone purchasing yarn for this purpose a 10% discount and a $5.00 punch on their store reward card for any item brought to the store for a Broad Reach Hospice donation.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Our Lady of the Cape in Brewster donated a red, white and blue blanket and asked that it be matched with a veteran if possible. Broad Reach Hospice was able to honor that request and the family found it so meaningful, they kept the blanket with him when he passed.

Mary Mazzer, Broad Reach Hospice volunteer coordinator states, “it’s meaningful and powerful for the knitters” who always have busy hands. It gives their knitting a compassionate focus. Broad Reach Hospice and Palliative Care is fortunate to have local knitters who, as Mary states “put love in every single stich”.

On the left, Mary Mazzer, Broad Reach Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer Coordinator. Along with, Cathy Hammatt owner of the Adventures in Knitting shop located in Harwich, MA.