ProMedica Hospice Serving Central Wisconsin received a donation of handmade Christmas stockings from Materials Girls Quilting Club of Wisconsin Rapids. Over 60 stockings were donated, and the volunteer team filled each one with goodies that they later delivered to Veteran patients.
“We’re thrilled that Material Girls chose to donate their beautifully handmade stockings to ProMedica for the patients on our services,” shares Colette Stoflet, volunteer coordinator. “It’s very special for our team to deliver the stockings to patients and bring them a little delight during the holidays.”
The patients appreciated the thoughtfulness behind someone creating a special gift for them. “It means a lot to the patients and team to have physical reminders of our donors’ generosity,” Stoflet shares.
According to Sue Wolfe, president of Material Girls, the group promotes and encourages the appreciation of quilt-making through its engagement in yearly service projects for palliative care and hospice patients, the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) and veterans, to name a few.
“Material Girls have been involved in making Christmas stockings for many years. By sharing these stockings with ProMedica Hospice, those patients will know someone is thinking about them and hopefully bring a little joy at a difficult time,” shares Wolfe. “Anytime we can share our sewing and quilting skills to bring joy to others, it’s a positive gesture and service to our community. That is part of our mission.”