Prayer Shawl Program
A caring volunteer put the final touches on the 1,000th prayer shawl, knowing it will be given to a hospice patient in the coming weeks. Hospice patients take comfort in the warmth and love knitted into each shawl.
This milestone was recently celebrated with a gathering of volunteers, employees and friends at Ridgeview Medical Center's Community Chapel, with a special blessing by Ridgeview Chaplain Helmar Heckel. With each shawl taking more than 14 hours to create, we honor the volunteers who make this program possible.
Ridgeview’s Prayer Shawl Program began in 2005 and is an inspiring group of employees and volunteers who gather to knit and crochet for those in need. The program’s sole purpose is to give away the shawls they create–shawls they hope will literally wrap recipients in prayer. The shawls are given to each hospice patient in Ridgeview’s Hospice Program at Ridgeview Medical Center.
The Prayer Shawl Program is funded through donations from Ridgeview Friends & Family, Ridgeview’s largest giving club, and other community partners.