Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items directly  to hospitals. All Care Wear items are distributed by hospital staff  [FREE] to infants, children and their parents.

Contact Info:

Care Wear Volunteers, Inc.
Bonnie Hagerman
102 Mercer Court
Suite #23-5
Frederick, MD 21701


Phone: 301-620-2858
Fax: 301-620-2858

IRS approved 501 (c)(3) organization.

JACKSON PARK HOSPITAL (Attn: Jackson Park Hospital Chaplain, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., Hyde Park Union Church, Chicago, IL 60637).  This new hospital requests blankets, baby hats & bibs to distribute to parents with new babies.  This hospital serves a low-income patient population.  Contact person is Celeste Groff, chaplain@hpuc.org  773-947-7608.   (July 11, 2014)

FAMILY OUTREACH OF HORRY COUNTY, (PO BOX 2057, Conway, SC 29528) is in great need of baby & toddler clothing (newborn to 5T), newborn layettes, blankets, and baby sweaters.  Telephone 843-234-2350.  (June 23, 2014)

Sinai Hospital/Life Bridge Health (2401 W. Belvedere Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215) requests shawls and hats for adult cancer patients in addition to baby blankets, full-term hats & booties, etc. Beth Markowitz is the volunteer Manager.  410-601-5023  bmarkowi@lifebridgehealth.org    (March 31, 2014)

New Hospital/Request for burial garments:  Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Attn: Child Life Specialist--2C, 417 Third Avenue, Albany GA 31721 is a new addition to the hospital list. They request BURIAL GARMENTS in all sizes.  Mandy Lanier- 229-312-2942 is the contact person.   (March 27, 2014)

Appeal for Burial Garments:   The nurse manager of the NICUs in Bryn Mawr Hospital & Lankenau Medical Center requests burial garments.  (Bryn Mawr Hospital,  Attn: Nurse Manager NICU, 130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 and Lankenau Medical Center,  Attn: Nurse Manager- NICU, 100 Lancasster Avenue, Wynnewood PA 19096.)    (March 10, 2014)

The University of Arizona Medical Center--Diamond Children's (1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85724-5116  Attn: Child Life Manager--Room DC5141.)  Requests blankets, quilts, pillowcases & surgery (scrub) caps for children & teens in FUN FABRICS,  Medical-Surgical dolls in any solid color.  Heather Robers is the contact person--520-694-5525.    (March 9, 2014) 

Request for burial garments:  Barb Mahoney, BSN, Nurse Manager BMH & TLH NICU, 484-337-4612 (Philadelphia area).  (March 9, 2014)

Geisinger Medical Center, (Attn: Phoebe Beckley, NICU Family Support, 100 N Academy Avenue, Danville, PA 17822-2710) requests donations of "Share Squares" so that every family will have 2 (for Mom and baby).  Share Squares are 4" squares of flannel fabric with finished edges.  Parents keep the square against their skin and then the square is given to calm the baby--while Mom is not present. This is an easy project and your help is appreciated.  (pibeckley@geisinger.edu or 570-271-7345).   (March 5, 2014)

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (Attn: Volunteer Services Director, 1300 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) is a new addition to the Hospital List. 
This hospital serves a multicultural, low socioeconomic patient population.  Needs include Preemie & Micro-Preemie Burial Wraps (XS, S, M), Preemie & Full-term hats & booties (knit or crochet), Blankets (knit, crochet, or fabric) 30" x 40", and Bibs for adults. Gabriela Duran Lopez is the contact person. 323-644-4402 or gabriela.lopez@hpmedcenter.com   (3-4-14)

CPC Pregnancy Center is now COMMUNITY PREGNANCY CENTER.  Their address has also changed from Boniface to 4231 Lake Otis Parkway, Anchorage AK 99508.  They request large preemie & full-term hats & booties.   (2-25-2014)



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Basic Knit Hat

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Wheelchair/Walker Caddy

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Knit Baby Blanket

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Knitted Child's Hat

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Infant Snuggler

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Fleece Hat

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Seamless Knit "Santa" Hat

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Mr. Froggie Crochet Hat

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