Established 2008

Caring Hands is a unique program that provides a place for Assistance League of San Jose members to get together to enjoy and share their talents at crocheting, knitting and quilting. Their end products provide newborn babies with layettes (blanket, hat and onesie), chemo patients with hats and scarves, seniors with lap blankets, and fundraisers with scarves, table runners, pillows, and blankets and quilts. Items are donated to the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Family Supportive Housing, two convalescent homes and Parisi House on the Hill. Over 7,000 items were donated in the 2019-2020 year.

During the pandemic, in addition to the many items created by the committee, Caring Hands members are sewing face masks which are donated to organizations that we service.

Newborn twins in Hats
Caring Hands Storage
Caring Hands Meeting
Face Mask Donations
Volunteer with Lap Blanket
Baby in Layette
Layettes
Winners of quilt fundraiser with quilts
Thanks so much for bringing Halloween treats and handmade quilts for our moms and their kids. The ongoing support from the Assistance League means so much to us.

Pat Mitchell, Executive Director, Parisi House on the Hill

We received your donation of baby items this week. Thank you and your group for the beautiful blankets and outfits. The mothers appreciate having something so beautiful for their little ones! I also appreciate the hats for our oncology patients. This may be a mild winter but even indoors our oncology patients need something to cover their heads. These beautiful hats are just the thing.

Louise Pileggi, Community Volunteer Chair, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Leadership Team

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the beautiful blanket we received at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. The blanket came with beautiful baby booties and attached was a little note saying it was made by a member of your organization. I love this blanket and will forever be grateful. We were not expecting such a beautiful gift so when we received it, it made our day!  God Bless your organization and every single one of your members that give their time in making such beautiful gifts!!!!!

A Grateful Mother

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