Sarah’s Closet Continues Legacy of Giving

Posted: October 10, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Sarah Slagers, an OB nurse at CPH passed away a few months ago from a rare form of cancer, but her legacy is growing.

 

Kathy Gensel, Foundation Director for Central Peninsula Health Foundation, explains how Sarah’s Closet began…

 

Gensel: “She had, I believe two children of her own, so as they outgrew stuff, Sarah would bring in newborn clothes, gently used, or stuff she hadn’t used, and she would put it in a bag and then give it out to the new moms that needed it. And so the OB nurses would like to continue that tradition, in memory of Sarah.”

 

Gensel said the Closet is relatively new, but there are already hundreds of mothers involved. Many have been sharing on Facebook how Sarah helped them with their first days of motherhood. For anyone interested in donating…

 

Gensel: “What they’re actually looking for is new or gently used newborn clothes, new or gently used receiving blankets, children’s books, and the children’s books would go to siblings  because often times when families are here, there’s siblings of the newborn, and they kind of feel left out, and so she liked to give something to them, so they felt more a part of it, didn’t feel so left out.”

 

The Closet is also accepting financial donations for a scholarship fund and gift bags for new mothers. For more, visit the Central Peninsula Health Foundation Website. Items can also be donated directly at Central Peninsula Hospital.

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