MidwestHR’s 180 Initiative program kicked off the new year with a fleece tie-blanket event for Advocate Hospice in Lombard, IL. Our team set a goal of completing 9 blankets in 2 weeks, but we were finished in 3 days! The passion for helping along with the excitement surrounding the project motivated everyone to step in and give a helping hand.
Advocate Hospice is a medical center offering state-of-the-art technology and treatment for those with life threatening health issues, especially cancer. They offer many resources for not only those who are ill, but also for their family members and caregivers. Through symptom management, educational services, and counseling, the family members and patients are fully supported by Advocate Hospice. Charitable gifts and donations allow Advocate Hospice to give their patients the additional comfort that they deserve. A warm fleece blanket goes a long way and gives the hospital a feeling like home!
Our MidwestHR employees were excited to work together to make the tie-blankets for Advocate Hospice. We enjoyed being able to help out from our own office space and watch the progress of the blankets every day. Because of our great success with Advocate Hospice, we plan to have many more on-site volunteer activities in 2017!