Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital Receives Quilt Donation
Instructor Faith Irons and students from Haverford
High School's sewing class hold up the quilts donated
to the Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor
After decades of sewing and donating quilts, a local high school has shared its generosity with the newly opened Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital.
Haverford High School’s Family & Consumer Sciences department’s sewing class has been creating and donating quilts from donated materials to local hospitals and charities for over 20 years. This same class recently welcomed the new Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital with a warm donation.
“We have been making quilts at Haverford High School for over 20 years and I would guess that in that time we have donated somewhere close to 2,000 quilts to various organizations, most recently this hospice unit,” says Faith Irons, Family & Consumer Science Department chair and sewing class instructor at Haverford High School.
Haverford High’s sewing class has made numerous donations over the years to local hospitals, homeless shelters, geriatric facilities, non-profit organizations, and more. This course even helped those affected by the 9/11 disaster in New York City by donating quilts to an organization that gave them to children whose parents perished.
The students enjoy making their project and take great interest in creating something that is pleasing to look at,” says Irons. “We embroider their names on the quilt as a remembrance of who’s made it.”
Mrs. Irons’ class extended their charity to the newly opened Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital with a donation of quilts in May.
“Last semester, one of my students said her mom could take them to Taylor Hospital, so we sent them,” explained Irons. “We only ask for a letter of receipt in return.”
After receiving such positive feedback, Haverford’s sewing class made another donation of quilts and pattern-matching pillows to the Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital in October.
The Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital opened its doors in February to a brand new 10-bed inpatient unit offering generously sized patient rooms. For more information about the Crozer-Keystone Hospice Residence at Taylor Hospital and hospice care services, call (610) 284-0700 or visit www.crozerkeystone.org.