Squares Of Care knitting baskets are placed at many waiting rooms throughout the Juravinski Hospital (formerly the Henderson), the Juravinski Cancer Centre, and Wellwood. Recently updated to honor one of the originators of the squares program, Barb’s baskets contain yarn, knitting needles, and often some squares already started by visitors who have picked up the needles and started a one while waiting. Attached to the baskets you’ll find a laminated square with instructions. It is cut to size as a handy reference in verifying the progress of your work. Enthusiastic knitters can contribute a square, or even just a few stitches. Volunteers with the Wellwood program will then collect the squares and stitch them together to create colourful afghans to warm, comfort or cheer a cancer patient. The afghans are free of charge to anyone who is affected by cancer.

Thank you to all who support the afghan program at Wellwood in Hamilton, Ontario. You can’t imagine how much the blankets are appreciated by those who receive them.

The wonderful volunteers at Wellwood have given away more than 22,000 afghans since the program was started!