Decorated Caps and Blankets Bring Smiles to Faces
Three times a month, ladies gather to decorate caps for children and other patients undergoing chemotherapy. The caps are distributed to ten hospitals and facilities in the San Antonio area to be further distributed to the patients. Each cap is different and the decorators are only limited by their imaginations. Cut-out fabric figures, glue, fabric paint and creativity are the tools these ladies use to produce an amazing 150 caps a month.
Many groups, families or organizations who are looking for a community service project have enjoyed working in this program.
The program was expanded in 2016-2017 to include the distribution of blankets to patients of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. In the inauguaral year, 174 blankets were distributed.
During 2017-2018,1,300 caps and 296 blankets were provided..
The caps and blankets provide cheer and warmth for many patients and their families so they might know they are cared for and thought about by organizations beyond hospitals and care programs.