Coastal Hospice asks community to donate lap blankets for their patients

SALISBURY — Coastal Hospice & Palliative Care is in need of lap blankets to give to patients in their care.
Many hospice patients become chilled in the cold of winter, and Coastal Hospice has traditionally provided lap blankets to give them comfort and warmth. Several groups, including Loving Hands of Ocean City, regularly make and generously donate lap blankets for hospice patients. But this year, the demand is exceeding the supply on hand.
“Our patients — many of whom are bed ridden or in wheelchairs — truly appreciate the extra comfort and warmth these lap blankets provide,” said Judy Hunt-Harris, volunteer services manager for Coastal Hospice. “It also makes them feel a little bit better knowing someone out there cares about them.”
Most appropriate are knitted, crocheted or soft fleece lap blankets. Items must be new, and can be either handmade or purchased. The ideal size is approximately 36×42 inches.

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