Twin boys Colton and Elijah Hafer were born at McLaren Flint on December 4, 2018. They are wrapped up in fleece blankets and wearing knitted white caps with red and green pompoms that members of the hospital’s Auxiliary make each year for babies born in the month of December.
FLINT — For the past 15 years, babies born at McLaren Flint during the month of December have been wrapped up in the holiday spirit.
Members of the hospital’s Auxiliary who devote their volunteer hours being Comfort Sewers, are the secret elves behind the special handmade items given to the newborns. This talented group has been making red fleece blankets and a white bonnet topped with a red and green pompom for McLaren Flint babies since 2003.
The volunteer who started the tradition continues to devote time to the group. She has volunteered over 26,000 hours of her time creating items for patients both large and small since 1988.
The Comfort Sewers meet at McLaren Flint on Friday mornings. — G.G.
Dad Jeremy Hafer is holding twin son Colton and his wife Ashley is holding twin son Elijah. The babies are wearing hats, and are wrapped in blankets, made by members of the hospital’s Comfort Sewers, a specialty group of its Auxiliary.
Flint Auxilian Barbara Hardenburg visited with twins Colton and Elijah Hafer who are wearing blankets she makes each year for babies born at the hospital during the month of December. The newborns are also wearing knitted hats made by other members of the Auxiliary’s Comfort Sewers.