SPRINGFIELD — The Realtor Assoc. of Pioneer Valley’s community service committee continued its tradition of making hand-tied fleece blankets for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield this year.
The hand-tied fleece blankets feature multiple colors and designs to meet various children’s interests. “When [the children] come out of surgery and go into their room, there is a nice new blanket on their bed,” said Lee Roberts, public relations specialist at Shriners. “It creates a home-like atmosphere to put the child and family at ease and help them feel more comfortable.”
The blankets are to be delivered to the hospital in mid-February. Children are invited to take their new blankets home with them when they are released from the hospital.