Gerber Memorial Thanks Grant Reformed Church For Hat Donations For Cancer Patients
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial thanks Grant Reformed Church and its members for their generous donation of more than 70 hand-knitted hats for the hospital’s cancer patients.
“We are blessed to have such a giving community and generous neighbors who support our patients in so many wonderful ways,” said Kathy Evans, Cancer Center manager. “Donated just as the weather starts getting cooler, these hats...
...will help provide some comfort to our patients. Thank you to Grant Reformed Church and their congregation for their thoughtful gift.”
Darlene Botma of Grant Reformed Church said her fellow congregation members began knitting hats for donation five years ago, with just a few hats at the time. This year, members knitted more than 1,350 hats. In addition to the Cancer Center, the hats were donated to Every Woman's Place for abused woman, Webster House for troubled teens, Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Mel Trotter Ministries and the Neway Center. The idea for the hats came from a friend visiting from out of state, who told Botma that her church in Illinois knitted items that were then donated.
“We know that Gerber Memorial and its patients would always have a need for hats,” Botma said. “It’s such a rewarding feeling to be able to give back to people during their time of need.”
The hats are made by a group within the church called "Stitch-n-Time” and is open to anyone who wants to join the church’s mission of Christian outreach.
Anyone seeking more information may contact Grant Reformed Church at 231-834-8668.