The Heaven Scent Project is the making of an 18” square flannel blanket for the mother to wear next to her body to pick up her scent. The blanket is placed under the baby in NICU and mother and baby now have a bonding. There are 18-23 ladies who cut, sew, iron, and package the blankets for the NICU at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville, TN. We meet on the 2nd Monday of the month in the CMC from 9:00 – 12:00.
The Heaven Scent Project Update
Christ Our Savior has been blessed with such a wealth of talent, friendship, and the willingness to be a part of a wonderful and useful outreach program as Heaven Scent. This project has been such a blessing to the ladies that come and sew, iron, turn or package, but more importantly, for the mothers (and some-times the dads) and, of course, the babies in the NICU at Children’s Hospital. The Heaven Scent blankets are worn by the mothers. The blanket has the bonding scent between baby and mom. Each baby re-ceives two blankets so they will always have a clean blanket with mom’s scent.
Just an FYI to anyone who might like to help making blankets at home, we have kits available made up with instructions. There are 8 blankets to each kit and no time frame for them to be returned—within reason of course. If you would like to help out but can’t make it to our Monday morning sewing group, please consider taking a kit home. You just need to sew a straight seam, ¼" seams and press. ET Children’s Hospital has requested we package 2 blankets to each package for the babies. This way, the baby will always have a clean blanket with the chance of infection lessened. Call the Church office for more information.
Heaven Scent Ministry will meet on Monday, March 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Please wear a mask. I will be setting up the CMC like I did the last time we met. Tables will be spread out with 2 people at a table. We will continue to make baby blankets for Children’s Hospital. Anyone is welcome to come even if you do not sew. Tasks include sewing, cutting fabric, turning blankets, ironing blankets, ironing on labels, and packaging blankets.