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PeaceHealth sends newborns home in holiday stockings

Every baby who goes home from PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in Oregon, throughout December is sent off in a special holiday stocking. For the second year in a row, PeaceHealth volunteers have been busy sewing to reach their goal of 200 stockings by December, according to a news release.

The volunteers, known as the “Heart Warmers,” have made a variety of festive stockings – ranging from traditional holiday to non-denominational – ensuring parents can have their pick.

“This is a festive and joyful time of year but can also be stressful for new parents,” Sharri Da Silva, director of Volunteer Services said in the release. “We want to make our families feel a little extra special by sending them home with a beautiful, handmade keepsake that reminds them of the spirit of the season.”

The Heart Warmers produce other handmade items such as baby bonnets, blankets and even extra-tiny caps for premature babies in the
PeaceHealth NICU.

By | 2014-12-23T00:00:00-05:00 December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Regional, West|0 Comments

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