A BIG Thank You!

Today I am taking time on this blog to give a big thank you to Cooper University Hospital Health Network which includes Cooper University Hospital and Cooper Cancer Institute. As you are probably aware when I set out on this journey, I did so along with my father, while he went through his chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, for colorectal cancer.   I am happy to tell you all that my father had a scan in August after he had completed all of his radiation and chemotherapy treatments, and the scan results came back that there was no sign of cancer.  He is officially a survivor.

Layers of Love was born out of an idea, to provide comfort and warmth for patients who are going through chemotherapy treatments.  When we started Layers of Love we set a goal of 74 blankets by Sept 2.  I am very happy to say that we achieved that goal.  Thanks to the generosity of many.   In fact, we went over our goal by 15 blankets!  We were thrilled to be able to provide so many chemotherapy patients with the gift of comfort and warmth in the form of homemade fleece blankets.

Now that we have completed our goal for Cooper Cancer Institute, we wanted to take time to thank its health network for all of their support.  The doctors, nurses, marketing department, their entire staff is amazing, and went out of their way to help us reach our goal.  Not only did Cooper include us in its newsletters, they promoted us on their facebook page and on their twitter account, not just once but many, many times over.  We realize that we would have never grown to be such a big success without its support throughout our blanket drive.  We are very grateful for all of their help.  Thank you for all you have done for Layers of Love.

The good news is the blanket drive will continue on Monday. We will announce all the details right here on the blog.


Another Way To Help the Donation Drive

For those of you who do not have a craft store near you where you can purchase kits and have never made a homemade hand tied fleece blanket before, and would love to help us out with the blanket donation drive but aren’t quite sure how to, we have great news to announce today!

Perhaps you have seen the latest blankets that were donated to our blanket drive earlier this week.

These are hand sewn fleece blankets.  They are beautiful aren’t they?

Here at Layers of Love we know not everyone has the stores where they live that carry the No Sew Blanket kits.  We also know that many of you would love to help out with our blanket drive but aren’t sure how to help if the kits aren’t available to you. We now have an exciting new way for those of you to be able to help our donation drive.

Today we are very happy to announce that we have a volunteer who would like to sew these blankets for us.  We are now able to accept donated fleece fabric!! With a great deal of thanks to our talented volunteer, we will be able to have the blankets prepared and ready to use from your generous fabric donations.

What kind of fleece fabric should can we use?  We can use basically any kind.  Remember, these blankets are going to adult chemotherapy patients, both male and female.  You could choose a sports theme, a patterned theme, or just a solid colored fabric.  We recommend that the fabric be at least 72 inches in length.

You can ship your fabric donation to:

Layers of Love

665 Pine St.

Palmerton PA 18071

Your fleece blanket donations are making it possible for a cancer patient to have comfort and warmth as they are  undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Cooper Cancer Institute in Voorhees, New Jersey  We are so thankful and grateful for all the donations we have received so far.  None of this would be possible without all of your help. Thank you!

We are also very grateful for those of you who have contacted Layers of Love with your ideas, we are working very hard to implement many of your ideas.  If you have an idea, or suggestion, or would like to volunteer to sew blankets for us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  You can do so through the comments below or reach us through our email at layersoflove1@gmail.com