TGH Volunteer Craft Kit Program
Thanks so much to the many generous, creative members of the Tampa Bay community and beyond for the beautiful handcrafted gifts you have provided for our patients and their families. Each item is greatly appreciated for the love and comfort they provide to our patients.
Tampa General treats patients from the tiniest preemies to senior adults. Your donated handmade items bring a more positive hospital experience for these patients and their families.
These are some of the items that we gladly welcome:
- Hats (knitted, crocheted, or sewn from soft stretchy fabric that holds its form) of varied sizes:
- Tiny hats for our preemie babies in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
- Small hats for our full-term, newborn babies
- Adult-sized hats for patients undergoing chemotherapy
- Blankets – knit or crocheted
- Bereavement gowns and burial pouches
- Baby Sweaters or Gowns
Due to infection control, all handmade items must be made of new materials and free of fragrances, musty odors, cigarette smoke, food aromas, or pet hair.
Please include the number and types of items you are donating as well as your name, address, and other contact information. For your convenience, you can find a donation form on the last page of the attached guide.
For more information or to arrange a donation delivery, please call TGH Volunteer Services at (813) 844-7449 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the attached caring crafter guide (/sites/default/files/_caring_crafters_pattern_guide_002.pdf), you will find sample patterns for some of the needed handmade items. They are by no means the only patterns we will accept. Please feel free to use your creativity. Thank you for sharing your time, skill, and care with our patients.