PHCS News

Bob’s Blankie Brigade Makes Delivery to University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Aug 23, 2013

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro (UMCPP) recently received a donation of 83 handmade blankets and quilts and 275 preemie and chemo caps from Bob's Blankie Brigade, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a warm and loving touch to children and adults in need.

"What a wonderfully warm gift, with wonderfully warm thoughts and intentions," said Alison Lauck, Manager of Annual Giving at Princeton HealthCare System Foundation. "You can see the dedication and hard work that has been put into each piece."

Ms. Lauck said the donated items will be distributed to patients in UMCPP's Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care, the Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit, and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Community Health Center.

"Our volunteers continue to be very busy and are thrilled to hear that their handmade items are put to good use," said Helaine Lobman, president of Bob's Blankie Brigade. "Bob's Blankie Brigade has dedicated volunteers around the country-in 16 states including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Connecticut, Maine, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas and California. Since we began operations, we have distributed over 1,000 blankets and quilts and over 900 caps to hospitals in Florida, Pennsylvania and, of course, here in New Jersey, along with domestic violence shelters."

UMCPP recently received Magnet® status, the highest institutional recognition available for nursing excellence and a distinction earned by less than 5 percent of hospitals nationwide.

For questions regarding fundraising efforts for UMCPP, contact PHCS Foundation at (609) 252-8710 or foundation@princetonhcs.org. Follow PHCS Foundation on Facebook (Princeton HealthCare System Foundation) and Twitter (@PHCSFoundation).

Bob's Blankie Brigade, or B3, recently received a 2013 Cherish the Children Award. B3 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered in Princeton, N.J., and Boynton Beach, Fla.

For more information, visit www.bobsblankiebrigade.org or follow on Facebook (Bob's Blankie Brigade).