PHCS News

Bob’s Blankie Brigade Makes Delivery to UMCPP

Jul 12, 2012

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) recently received a donation of 62 handmade blankets and quilts and 200 knitted and crocheted preemie and pediatric caps from Bob's Blankie Brigade, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people who are seriously ill or in need

"These handmade blankets, quilts and hats will provide warmth and comfort to our patients," said Greg Carter, Director of Annual Giving at Princeton HealthCare System Foundation. "We will distribute them to patients in UMCPP's Cancer Center, the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center."

"Our volunteers continue to be very busy knitting, crocheting and sewing beautiful hats, blankets and quilts for a wonderful cause," said Helaine Lobman, president of Bob's Blankie Brigade. "Bob's Blankie Brigade has dedicated volunteers around the country-in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Florida and California. Our 2012 goal is to distribute 500 blankets and 500 caps and our volunteers are hard at work to make that a reality."

UMCPP, a unit of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), opened in May 2012, replacing PHCS' former acute-care hospital in Princeton. The clinical care provided at the hospital recently earned an "A" in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, an independent, national non-profit working to improve the quality and safety of healthcare.

For questions regarding fundraising efforts for UMCPP, please contact PHCS Foundation at (609) 252-8701 or foundation@princetonhcs.org. Follow the Foundation on Facebook (Princeton HealthCare System Foundation) and Twitter (@PHCSFoundation).

Bob's Blankie Brigade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit devoted to providing love, comfort and new beginnings through handmade blankies and related items to people who are seriously ill or in need, as well as opportunities for big-hearted crafters. Headquartered in Princeton, N.J., and Boynton Beach, Fla., Bob's Blankie Brigade was established in 2008 to provide a warm and loving touch to children and adults in need. For more information, visit www.bobsblankiebrigade.org.