Volunteer sewists create ‘Little things that mean a lot’

“I wanted to share a nice story about something that’s happening within the Community Hospice team,” Clinical Manager Melissa Byrne writes.

“We have several staff members who are working in facilities and homes of clients with COVID-19. While wearing a head covering isn’t part of our standard PPE, we know it adds an extra layer of confidence to those providing this direct care.”

“I reached out to (Volunteer Services Manager) Charley MacMartin to see if there were any volunteers who would be willing to make us surgical scrub caps so we could offer them to our staff when in these situations,” Melissa continues. “Within days, I had 20 scrub caps on my desk and ready for distribution! There have been several more deliveries since then. I brought a bag over to the McClure Miller Respite House for their COVID-19 unit as well.”

“The staff love them and it’s been a really great way to boost morale,” Melissa says. “Sometimes it’s the little things that mean a lot!”

Here modeling the handiwork of volunteers Marion Valley, SueRae Glinka, Robin Wheel and Deb Wright is nurse Angie Manes, currently case managing in the Lake Champlain Islands territory. Some of the group’s caps are pictured below.