In the photo, Left to Right: Mary McGiffin, Friend of St. Mary’s; Julia Shafer, Director of Women’s Services, St. Mary’s Healthcare
Special Friend of St. Mary’s Donates Her Handmade Baby Blankets to The Birthplace at St. Mary’s Healthcare
Mrs. Mary McGiffin wanted to be helpful. So helpful that she set a goal of making 100 baby blankets to donate to The Birthplace at St. Mary’s Healthcare, Amsterdam. Mary recently visited the hospital to make another blanket delivery making 76 her current total of blankets completed and delivered. Each one is unique, colorful and ready for presentation to new families.
Julia Shafer, Director of Women’s Services at St. Mary’s Healthcare was overwhelmed by Mary’s talent and generosity. “We have so many families who are benefiting from these beautiful blankets; they clearly convey the message that someone cares about not only our new babies but our new families”, stated Julia Shafer. “Our staff is thrilled to be able to present these blankets – and to see the grateful faces of the recipients”, she continued. “Mary’s enthusiasm is irresistible and I have no doubt that she will meet her goal to create 100 blankets. Her caring spirit is a shining example of what’s right in the world- simple acts of loving kindness that can make a great impact. I can’t wait to see what she will do next”, Shafer added as she hugged Mary.
For more information contact:
Director of Community and Public Relations
St. Mary’s Healthcare
427 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010