Volunteer Knits 1,000 Hats for Crozer Intensive Care Nursery
Mary Mento, knitter extraordinaire
Mary Mento has been a volunteer at Springfield Hospital since April 2001. She works in the hospital’s gift shop every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is active with the Holy Cross Senior Center on Wednesdays. Between gift shop customers, she is busy knitting away for the youngest patients at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Mento has knitted and donated more then 1,000 hats to the medical center’s Intensive Care Nursery.
Mento, 92, enjoys doing something for patients that makes a difference. “My personal goal was to knit 1,000 little hats for the children to wear while they were in the hospital. It took five years, but I enjoy it and will probably keep knitting as long as I can,” she says.
Janet Kalup, volunteer director at Springfield Hospital, says, “Mary always gives 100 percent when she is here and her talents for helping others haven’t gone unnoticed. Springfield Hospital is lucky to have Mary and so many other caring and nurturing volunteers.”
“We are very grateful to Mary for her thoughtfulness and dedication to both of our volunteer programs. Crozer delivers lots of babies, and Mary’s darling little hats continue to put smiles on all the mom’s faces! We thank this very special volunteer,” says Joan Simpson, volunteer director at Crozer-Chester Medical Center.