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04/06/2020 09:59:43 AM

Apr6

Rachel Mersky Woda, Director of Youth & Family Engagement

Here's a great idea for a mitzvah project...

Rhode Island Hospital is looking for volunteers who could make homemade cards for patients and hospital staff.  As you are probably aware, patients cannot receive visitors at this time and many are very lonely and frankly bored.  Hospital staff, on the front line, are making tremendous sacrifices for the health and safety of all of us.  Many of them are working long hours and are unable to see their families as well. So gather some paper, markers and crayons and make some uplifting cards to say Hello, Thinking of You or simply Thank You! 

A list of supplies and suggestions can be found here – cards should not include any personal information or religious comments.  Please do not include messages such as “Get well” or “Feel better” as many patients suffer from medical conditions that are chronic, life-long, progressive and/or terminal.  

Cards can be mailed to:

Adrianne Walsh
Volunteer Services
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy St.
Providence, RI  02903

Should you have any questions, please contact Adrianne Walsh at awalsh@lifespan.org or401-444-8635.

You can also send cards to health care workers in the Emergency Department at the Milford Regional Medical Center (where my husband Craig works as a Pediatric ER hospitalist).  They would really appreciate our support during this time.

Milford Regional Medical Center
Emergency Department
c/o Jeffrey Hopkins
14 Prospect Street
Milford, MA 01757

Thu, June 4 2020 12 Sivan 5780