Newborns in the Birthing Center at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton will be going home warm with their knitted hats and stockings donated and made by the volunteers of the Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton.
Auxiliary volunteers began knitting the hats for newborns in the 1970’s, while the stockings were added for the winter months in 2001. The volunteer knitting group, known as Pandora’s Box, consists of approximately a dozen auxiliary volunteers. The volunteers are kept busy with an average of 90 babies being born each month at the Birthing Center; over the past four decades it is estimated they have made and delivered over 40,000 hats. For the holiday season, Auxiliary members knitted special green, white and red hats for the newborns while they typically receive either blue or pink.
The Auxiliary of Memorial Hospital at Easton is now seeking volunteers in all areas of service. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5839.