Quilt and candy sales to benefit Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
Citizens of north Lincoln County are invited to browse a selection of handcrafted quilts, See’s Candies and jigsaw puzzles Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9 to 2, at the annual fundraising sale hosted by Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital Auxiliary. All proceeds will go to purchase a tympanometer for the hospital. This is a diagnostic tool for ear examinations.
The hospital’s volunteer services coordinator Celeste O’Brien explains that a cozy quilt is comforting to patients undergoing medical treatment. That is why a local resident, Bev Barcroft, began creating lap quilts and donating them for patients receiving ambulatory infusion therapy. This is a type of therapy where patients come to a clinic on the hospital campus to receive intravenous medications, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and chemotherapy. Barcroft also donates dozens of quilts to the Auxiliary, which sells them during this annual sale to benefit the hospital, O’Brien explained. “Bev puts so much labor and love into creating these beautiful quilts, knowing that her efforts will bring comfort to others,” O’Brien said. “We appreciate her so much, and also those who purchase the quilts, helping to support our hospital programs.”