Useful gifts and the kind thoughts they represented brightened the days of sick children and unwell veterans through thoughtful work of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Snead Memorial Post #5624.
Patients of Children’s Hospital Juvenile Diabetes Department in Birmingham received 72 sets of a child’s lap quilt, a Teddy Bear, and a pillow; 124 matching pillows and Teddy Bears; and around 40 extra pillows. The many handmade gifts represented more than 1000 sewing hours and $1800 in expenses.
“A new diagnosis of diabetes can be an incredibly scary time for a child and their family. With your thoughtful gifts of the quilts, Teddy Bears, and pillows, each child should feel more comforted and secure,” stated a note of thanks the auxiliary received.
The same day the women delivered those gifts, members also presented to the VA Hospital 40 kits, each containing tissues, a nail file, comb, Chapstick, and other personal items. Members had made caddies of upholstery samples to attach to walkers to help patients keep close by items frequently needed.