Many Hands Contribute To Homeless Project

Employees from the Pharmacy Department show off some of the colorful blankets they helped create to donate to Bridges, which provides meals, clothing, and blankets to the homeless. Left to right: Geeta Joshi, RPh; Josephine Shields, secretary; Shameema Kareem, RPh; Sandy Karajgyikar, RPh and Lori Gonzalez, Pharmacy Tech. (Photo courtesy of RWJUH Rahway)

RAHWAY – Scraps of leftover yarn and never-used skeins donated by hospital employees were collected and crocheted into colorful handmade blankets to give to New Jersey’s homeless in a project involving about 30 hospital employees and volunteers at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

The call went out to employees for spare yarn and many responded with skeins and balls of yarn in an astounding array of colors. About ten employees set about crocheting squares, some learning from the more experienced. The project also got some help from a crochet group that meets at the Rahway Senior Center. The blankets will be donated to Bridges, an organization that provides food, clothing, and blankets to the homeless.

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