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Squares of Care afghan given to Elizabeth Thomas

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In Memory Of Elizabeth Thomas

This site was made in memory of Elizabeth Thomas by her daughter, Anita Thomas. A crocheter and knitter, Anita was delighted to see Barb’s Baskets in the hospitals which were put out for volunteers to make a few rows as they waited while visiting loved ones. Eager to continue with contributions after the passing of her mother, but unable to find information outside of the hospital, Anita made this site in 2008 to help others who wanted to help.

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As we come out of the worst of the pandemic, some aspects of the Squares of Care program has changed and will continue to change until everything settles once again. Find out how you can help and stay up to date as we adjust to the changes still underway. 

We Have the Power to Make a Difference by Helping Others When They Need it Most. 

Your contributions, no matter how small, help in ways that really make a difference.

Squares of Care began because of the generous, selfless spirit of volunteer Barb Hartnett and her wonderful way of giving back hope to those who needed it most. Diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer herself, she had the power to lift the spirits of others, and by example, give them the hope they needed to continue through trying times and live the best life they could with what had been handed to them.

Soon after learning of her own cancer diagnosis, it was revealed that she would become a grandmother and Barb began knitting again. Her return to knitting sparked what would become the root of the Wellwood Resource Centre’s amazing afghan blanket program as she spearheaded an initiative to knit blankets for cancer patients receiving treatment. 

This program continues today thanks to the efforts of the selfless volunteers who contribute and made donations of their time, materials, and resources. 

Latest News

Squares of Care accepting squares

 We are happy to announce that the Squares of Care program at Wellwood is now accepting squares.  THANK YOU so much everyone for your patience and for continuing to knit or crochet squares while things were shut down. Due to the lengthy pause in the program during the...

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COVID-19 UPDATE Feb 26, 2022

Due to the prolonged situation with COVID-19 we are still unable to accept squares at the present time.  If you choose to continue making squares, please hold on to them for now. We are not accepting them at this time and our volunteers are not meeting to assemble the...

COVID-19 UPDATE JAN 1 2021

The latest update from the program manager at Wellwood regarding the intake of knitted or crocheted squares is that they are still in a holding pattern, particularly since going into “Lockdown”. They are all really grateful to you for the time and resources you devote...

COVID-19 UPDATE July 30, 2020

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we are unable to accept squares at the present time.  If you choose to continue making squares, please hold on to them for now. We are not accepting them at this time and our volunteers are not meeting to assemble the squares...

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