STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A delegation of staffers and friends from the Neighborhood Senior Center at the Avis/South Shore Jewish Community Center were on a mission when they visited the Nalitt Center for Cancer and Blood Related Diseases at Staten Island University Hospital.
The purpose of the visit? To bring hand crafted crochet gifts to oncology patients.
Jodie Kornblum, director of the Avis/Neighborhood Senior Center at the JCC on Arthur Kill Road, and two volunteers brought colorful crocheted lap blankets and toys after a group of 10 volunteers spent 10 weeks designing and creating the items with the hope that they would bring some happiness and cheer to patients as they spent time at the hospital for treatment.
"We included words of encouragement on the blankets to remind the patients of their strength and resilience," Kornblum said. "It was a very emotional day as the patients were ecstatic to receive the blankets. All the staff (including many nurses) stopped to speak with us to express their gratitude for our donation."
Carolyn Simone, SIUH's manager of Community Education and Marketing, Outpatient Oncology said, "We are so incredibly grateful for the beautiful lap blankets and crocheted toys that you have donated to the Cancer Center at SIUH. The blankets and toys have brought so much joy and comfort to our chemotherapy patients."
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Linda Luongo (patient) accepts a lap blanket from Susan Singer and Janice Wang. (Photo Credit L /JCC)