May 23, 2017

RHBA Member Knits for Newborns

RHBA member, Grace Tillinghast, has been knitting hats for newborns at Strong Memorial Hospital for several years. Her participation in this project started when she became a grandmother. “Since my oldest grandchild was born at Strong, I have been knitting the little hats they wear at the neo-natal unit. I deliver them to the hospital every time I have one hundred ready, which is every four-five months.  Through the years, I have provided hundreds of hats to new babies in the Rochester area.”

All the hats are made with soft baby yarn, providing new babies a cozy and warm experience. Just recently, Grace was surprised to hear that some one close to her recognized her handiwork! “One of my friends had a grandbaby born in December and sent me a picture of the new born wearing one of my hats!”
Thank you Grace Tillinghast, for providing a kind and thoughtful gesture to families in the Rochester area!