Friday, December 20, 2013

Welcome to the Sea Trail Grandmas Blog! Bienvenue au blog de Sea Trail Grandmas!


We would like to welcome all current and new volunteers as well as anybody interested in our community service, to Sea Trail Grandmas blog. Since 2008 we knit, crochet and sew clothes for: premature and newborn babies, children and adult chemo hats and teddy bears (used in surgery and emergency rooms). If you are interested, to knit and sew for your local hospital or your personal used, you can use our patterns (see page on right). For more information please contact us at: seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com

Bienvenue à tous! Depuis 2008 nous tricotons et cousons; des vêtements pour les bébés prématurés et nouveaux nés, des chapeaux de chimiothérapie pour les enfants et les adultes, des oursons pour les enfants (utilisés aux salles d'urgence et de chirurgie). Si vous êtes intéressée à coudre et à tricoter pour votre hôpital local ou pour votre utilitée personnel, vous pouvez utiliser nos modèles (voir à droite de la page). Pour plus d'informations s.v.p. contactez nous a: seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com

Thursday, December 19, 2013

YEAR 2013!!!

Hi Sea Trail Grandmas,
In 2013 we delivered;
1806 items to the Neonatal 
Intensive Care Unit
At New Hanover Regional
Medical Center.
380 items to Novant Health 
Brunswick Medical Center and
141 to other hospitals for 
2327 total items!
The estimate volunteering time 
from all of us is more than 
8900 hours this year. 
Congratulation 
and Thank You 
to All of you!

Monday, December 16, 2013

NICU 2013 Winter delivery

On December 16, 2013
390 Items were delivered to the
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
and Newborn Services
New Hanover Regional
Medical Center

From left to right;
Eileen McConville, Dolores Geisler, Marge Libby,
Kim Brandt, Betty Ann Luff, Brandy Garris,
Susan Miller and Michele Lupien.
50 Santa Hats, 39 Red & White Fleece Blankets
and 71 Seasonal gowns.
Knit items:  7 Blankets, 1 Sweater, 12 Hats.
Flannel items: 34 Boy and Girl Gowns,
58 Receiving Blankets
and 95 Coodlers Sheets
A NEW PROJECT
14 Little Elf  Bonding Dolls
3 Pair of  Mittens and 6 Pair of Booties.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
FROM BRANDI PAGE
Good morning Michele,
Thank you so much for your generosity and all your team does to support the NICU. I wanted to make sure you received a copy of the publication placed in our intranet system for our entire organization to view regarding the many contributions you have given to our patients and families.
Brandi Page
Brandi Page RN, BSN, NE-BC
Nurse Manager
Neonatal ICU & Newborn Services
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

FROM EILEEN MCCONVILLE
What an honor it was for me to meet you today. Brandy and Brandi have told me of your generosity, but I had no idea the magnitude of what you do for our smallest patients. Your group is so generous. Thank you for the beautiful blankets, caps, cuddlers and more. All these soft touches make a big difference to the baby and family.
On behalf of Volunteer Services, thank you for your ongoing generosity. 
Eileen McConville, MBA, CHVM
Director, Volunteer & Auxiliary Services

FROM KELLY MARQUIS 
Hello wonderful Sea Trail Grandmas!
It was so great to meet you yesterday and to learn about the amazing work you do for our sweet little NICU babies and their families. We're all so touched by your generosity and talent!
Thank you again!
Happy Holidays!
Kelly
Kelly Marquis 
Visual Communications Coordinator 
Marketing & Public Relations 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center 
Business Center Annex 
2001 South 17th St, 28402 
Wilmington, NC 28402 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

NHBMC WINTER 2013 DELIVERY!

NOVANT HEALTH
BRUNSWICK MEDICAL CENTER
On December 2013
235 Items were delivered.
From left to right:
Betty Ann Luff, Pat McKee, Kim Brandt,
Cheryl Campbell, Deborah Rochelle, Marge Libby,
Michele Lupien and a volunteer working from home.
Our new project:
Pillow Case, Teddy Bear and matching gown.
For children who have to undergo surgery.
26 sets
46 more Teddy Bears with gowns
Fleece items: 2 Lap Blankets, 20 Baby Blankets
Knit items: 8 Blankets, 40 Hats, 
2 Sweaters, 2 Sleep Sacks.
THANK YOU NOTES!
From Deborah
Dear Sea Trail Grandmas,
I was almost speechless today seeing all the special deliveries. Your group is a blessing to our hospital and especial to those that will receive the gifts of your time and talent. Much thanks to everyone for your labors of love.
Deborah
Deborah B. Rochelle
Manager, patient relations and volunteers
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
240 Hospital Drive NE
Bolivia, NC 28422
dbrochelle@novanthealth.org
Making healthcare remarkable

From Natalie
Good morning,
I feel the same as Deborah, your group are exceptional and your gifts are truly valued. Thank you for all you do for the new babies and patients in our community. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
Best regards,
Natalie
Natalie L. Clark
Volunteer Coordinator
Novant Health
Brunswick Medical Center

From NHBMC Volunteers
Dear Michelle and all the Sea Trail Granny’s,
Wow! We beat the lottery with those bags of wonderful items you all made. 

The pillow cases, Teddy and gowns sets are so wonderful for our young patients.
The fleece and knit blankets, caps, sweaters, sleepsacks and socks are terrific and each family will be so appreciative of you sharing your times and talent with us.
With gratitude
Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Volunteers

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BABY HATS FOR: PREEMIE PRINTS AND GRAND STRAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER!

This year we received from
 Sea Trail Grandmas
175 newborn and preemie knit hats. 
Our hospitals also received hats 
from other organizations
and they have an abundance
of hats right now.
We send 60 hats to a Texas group;
"Preemie Prints"
friend on Facebook,
who post that note below:
"We are in need of replenishing our preemie hats!! 
If you knit or crochet please help us
make more hats for preemies!"
Thank you note received from:
Preemie Prints;
December 5, 2013
Thank you Sea Trail Grandmas of NC for your generous and beautiful donation of preemie hats!
We also send to:
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center 
75 newborn hats
We heard that they do not receive donation
from volunteers and would like to receive
hats for their newborns.
We received a nice thank you card from them:
Dear Sea Trail Grandmas,
Thank you so much for the beautiful baby hats you delivery today.
They fit our babies perfectly & our moms love them!
We appreciate your time & hard work.
Thank you again.
The Nursery Nurses @
Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
FOR ALL OF YOU WHO LIKE TO KNIT THOSE BABIES HATS KNOW THAT THEY WILL BE VERY APPRECIATE AT GRAND STRAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

GSRMC
Parent's Thank You Notes
From:
Ryan Culvern Scott II's Family

Thank u so much for the hat, that is so sweet. 
Our son name is Ryan Culvern Scott II,
he was born at Grand Strand Hospital
on December 19th, 2013.
We love him so much. 
And of course we love to show him off!!!!
Julie Flowers

From:
Gwen Brielle Leonard's Family

Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. 
Everyone thought it was so cute.
Jennifer Mitchell

 Gwen Brielle Leonard,
Born at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center
on December 18th, 2013.
Little Princess!


Thursday, December 5, 2013

St Brendan's church Thank You Note!

YARN 
TIME TO TIME WE RECEIVE YARN DONATION.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
SOME YARN IS NOT SUITABLE FOR BABY OR CHEMO HATS.
WE GIVE AWAY SOME SKEINS FOR THE HOMELESS KNIT SCARFS AND HATS PROJECT AND 
WE RECEIVED THIS THANK YOU NOTE;
Dear Sea Trail Grandmas,
The Creative Spirit group at St Brendan's church want to send on their THANKS for the gift of yarn. They were thrilled and it is going to be used & appreciated.
Thank you for doing this for so many.
Take care & Happy Thanksgiving!
Love, Karen Carr

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NHBMC OPEN HOUSE

NHBMC
Brunswick Novant Medical Center Hospital hosted four representatives from our group to a nice open house this fall. Two of us won $25 each in a raffle and it was used to buy fabric to make more bears and pillow cases for children. Most importantly, the hospital shared the importance of what we do to help the community. We came away inspired to do more.
NOTE SEND TO THEM;
Dear Deborah,
On behalf of Sea Trail Grandmas, we want to thank you and everyone at Novant Health for the nice event on Thursday and for making us feel so special.
Our volunteers are so far removed from the front lines, and those who donate resources to us are even further back, so your reinforcement of the needs of our community trickles down and keeps us all motivated to do more. The feedback means a lot to us.
We were inspired by all the nice items made by your volunteers and used our raffle winnings for fabric to make bears and pillow cases. 
Thanks again,
On Behalf of Sea Trail Grandmas
Michele Lupien, Betty Ann Luff, Charlene Doolittle, Kim Brandt and Marge Libby.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

BEMC

BEMC
Brunswick Electric
2013 Annual Meeting 
Sea Trail Grandmas was part of their opening video as one of their community grant recipients. This is good for us because it reinforces that BEMC believes that what we do provides value to this community.
The needs in our community are great. What we do to support the babies and children and their care givers really makes a difference.
Thank you for all you do!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Open House on September 25, 2013

Sea Trail Grandmas Open House
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Were displayed all of the finished items for the fall delivery so that our members, donors and friends can see all the good things the volunteers do for the babies.
Sea Trail Grandmas and
Natalie L. Clark Volunteer Coordinator NHBMC











NOTE RECEIVED FROM THE HOSPITALS
NHBMC
Thank you so much for the photos. I had a wonderful time yesterday. I enjoyed meeting each of you and seeing all of your beautiful work.
I would also like to thank you for the Chemo hats. We love them. I will see if I can collect some scarves for your cancer hats.
Let me know if I can do anything else to help you. 
Sincerely,
Natalie L. Clark
Volunteer Coordinator
Novant Health
Brunswick Medical Center
NICU NHRMC
Thanks you so much for the invite, but Brandi and I are in an all day training session that day.
Please thank all the volunteers on our behalf for the work they do for our babies!
Brandy Garris RN, BSN, NE-BC
Neonatal Nurse Manager
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Friday, September 13, 2013

THANK YOU NOTE!

SHARING WITH ALL
THAT NICE THANK YOU NOTE!
I would like to thank everyone for the things y'all do for the baby's. This come from my son Connor being born august 30,2013 at Brunswick hospital. We received three hats y'all made and they were beautiful and meant a lot knowing there are people that care like y'all do. One of the hats has Dolores Geisler name on it and I wanted to thank her and everyone else.
Thank you
Lee Capps and family
"Precious little Connor"

Saturday, June 15, 2013

SHARING THANK YOU NOTE!

My sister Alexis had her daughter, Katherine, on May 31st and we wanted to send you a few photos of them (and big brother Conner) and say thank you so much for the beautiful hats we received while we were there! 
She was very appreciative and could not wait to put one on her and take some shots! 
Thank you for everything you ladies do for all of the new babies, not just ours. 
God bless. 
Alyssa


Monday, May 13, 2013

SEA TRAIL GARDEN CLUB 2013 GRANT

MANY THANKS
to the
Sea Trail Garden Club
for once again supporting 
Sea Trail Grandmas.
Your 2013 generous grant 
enables us to buy materials so 
that our volunteers can focus
on what they do best.

BRUNSWICK ELECTRIC 2013 GRANT


We are proud that BEMC has chosen
Sea Trail Grandmas as a recipient 
of their community grant for 2013.
Your support will make it possible for us
to reach more babies and their families
and have a greater impact
in our community.
THANK YOU!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

NICU SPRING 2013 DELIVERY

Delivery to New Hanover Medical Center, 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:
Sea Trail Grandmas made the Spring delivery to
Nurse Manager, Brandy Garris and Nurse, Donna Halstead. 
As usual they were very thankful and everyone
in the reception area wanted to see what we brought.
From left to right;
Nurse Donna Halstead, Pat McKee, Betty Ann Luff,
Charlene Doolittle and Nurse Manager Brandy Garris.
The spring items included
bunny hats, spring blankets
and special spring gowns.
In addition to the many
knitted and sewn items.
After the delivery, the Grandmas treated 
themselves to a little shopping and lunch. 
THANKS TO EVERY
SEA TRAIL GRANDMA 
FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

SPRING 2013 DELIVERY

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center
In March, Pat McKee and Betty Ann Luff delivered 
bears, hats and blankets to Novant Health Brunswick 
Medical Center’s Volunteer Manager, Deborah B. Rochelle. 
The bears went over big 
and they really appreciated the knitted items 
that will go to babies in need.
From left to right:
Pat McKee, Deborah B. Rochelle and Betty Ann Luff.
Teddy Bears for children in emergency and surgery rooms.
Newborn Hats and Blankets
MORE BLANKETS AND HATS
DELIVERED BY SEA TRAIL GRANDMA MARGE LIBBY
TO THE MATERNITY DEPARTMENT



2013 Brunswick Hospital’s
Volunteer Luncheon
This year, Betty Ann Potvin and Arlene Cook represented Sea Trail Grandmas at the Brunswick Hospital’s volunteer luncheon.
Thanks to the hospital for inviting two of our volunteers to represent us at this event.
Thanks to every Sea Trail Grandma for their contribution.