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December 2, 1010
Tiffany McCarthy, director of family support and intervention programs at the agency, said the blankets would be appreciated. "Many of the families really have limited resources, so to have a fresh, lovingly made blanket is just a wonderful way to start their baby's life," she said. McCarthy expects to see newborn babies leaving the hospital swaddled in the blankets. "Seeing a child that's wrapped up in a parent's arms, knowing where that blanket came from and just that attachment that you're watching happen is so amazing," McCarthy said.
The blankets are just the first holiday gifts from RSVP knitters. Pratt has hats, mittens and scarves destined to be Christmas presents for more than 500 preschoolers in the NEON Child Development/Head Start Program.
women said getting something new was special. "They're
so accepting of whatever help they can get," McCarthy said.
"But having something new, it's really such a wonderful
thing for them to be able to know that this is theirs. It's
created just for them."
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