Thank you to Housekeeping Supervisor Michael Norrish and his mother, Betty! They’ve donated dozens of hand-knitted baby blankets to families in need at the Jewish General Hospital.
Mr. Norrish watched his mother knit blankets, hats, scarves and other articles for her children and grandchildren over the years. Four years ago, he asked if she’d consider making blankets for newborns in the JGH Post-Partum Unit, part of Mr. Norrish’s coverage area in Housekeeping.
She readily agreed. Since then, despite her arthritis and limited mobility, the 84-year-old Mrs. Norrish has knitted and donated more than 60 blankets for newborns, many of them children of refugee families who have few resources.
“They go to people who really need them—you can see how much they appreciate it,” says Bao Dang, a Post-Partum Nurse. “The blankets are hand-made and so beautiful.”
Mr. Norrish describes his mother as a selfless and generous person whose actions are inspired by her Catholic faith. “She just wants to do something nice for people,” he says. “She’s a great person.”