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Share your time and talents from your own home. You can ease the hospital experience for our patients by making a blanket or quilt.

Why are blankets and quilts needed?
Patients who come to Gillette often need something friendly or cuddly. Having a warm blanket helps make their hospital stay more pleasant and comfortable. As much as our patients love receiving a gift, only employees can deliver them to the units.

Blanket Sizes and Material Requirements:
We accept single- or double-sided flannel blankets, quilts with light batting, knitted and crocheted blankets, and fleece-tied blankets.

  • New fabric or yarn must be used.
  • Material must be free of fragrances, pet hair and dander.
  • Blanket edges must be either tied or stitched.
  • Both male and female themed fabric is accepted, as is non-gendered fabric.
  • Most common blanket sizes (approximate):
    • Infant or toddlers: 1.5 yards x 1.5 yards = 54 inches x 54 inches.
    • Pre-teen, teen, or adult: 2 yards x 1.5 yards = 72 inches x 54 inches.

Blanket requirement before delivery:

  • Complete the Gift-In Kind Donation Form and bring with delivery.
  • Check for forgotten pins and needles.
  • Blankets must be washed with a non-fragrant detergent, and placed in large plastic bags for delivery.
  • Please do not deliver them in a vehicle that has been smoked in.

Delivery:

To arrange for delivery, please contact:
651-578-5004
Volunteer@gillettechildrens.com