Our success relies on the time and support of dedicated volunteers. Here is an overview of opportunities to volunteer with Baskets of Care.
Each Baskets of Care comfort care bag includes a Healing Shawl and is gifted to a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. The shawls are either knitted or crocheted, all by our volunteers. The healing shawl is one of the "signature pieces" of this comfort care bag and is very well received. Volunteers may create them at their own pace, so no minimum number is required per volunteer in order to participate.
Suggested to be used is "Homespun by Lions" & Simply Soft by Caron (3 Skeins are required).
Yarn can be provided to you, or your organization by calling 419-283-9003
Here is a list of organizations currently knitting for Baskets of Care;
Holland Free Methodist Church (Holland, Ohio) "Warm Heart" Knitters
Trinity United Methodist Church (Swanton)
"Crochet Now" (Perrysburg)
Sylvania Community Senior Center
Our Lady Of Lourdes
Another comfort care item is a Heart Shaped Padded Pillow which is included in the Basket of Care gift bag. It has been designed and developed to be worn in the car to protect the breast. It is attached with a Velcro Strap that fastens around the seat belt. Instructions and pattern will be provided to sewers. Designer fabric, flannel, batting, Velcro, and Baskets of Care strap, are the materials needed to complete the project. All materials to sew the pillows will be provided. If you like to sew and are looking for a wonderful volunteer project, this could be for you.
Breast Cancer Survivor Volunteers
Won’t you be a part of our organization, by becoming a volunteer, and supporting newly diagnosed patients?
We need individuals who can be a "supply-line volunteer". This volunteer will be the contact person for a Doctor’s office. This volunteer will take the order for the Baskets of Care Bag, pick up the bags from the distribution center and deliver the quantity of bags needed to that office. This could be a once or twice a month commitment.
If you believe in our cause and would like to get involved, please complete the following form and someone will contact you.