Knitting Group Donates St. Patrick's Day Baby Hats and Booties

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DELAND, Fla., March 17, 2017 Babies born at Florida Hospital DeLand on March 17 received an extra special gift on St. Patricks Day.

Deltona-based crocheting, looming and knitting group, The Happy Hookers, handmade St. Patricks Day themed hats and booties.

We make hats for the homeless and blankets for patients in hospice, but this was just another way for us to give back to the community, said Nancy Reid, Happy Hookers coleader. After my granddaughter was born last year, I was inspired to bring this idea to our group, and I'm so glad we did. I hope families really do enjoy these handmade hats and booties.

About Florida Hospital DeLand

Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 46 hospital campuses and nearly 8,200 licensed beds in 10 states. With 164-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is one of the six Florida Hospitals in Volusia and Flagler counties that composes the Florida Hospital East Florida Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region has 923 beds and more than 6,000 employees. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, the Florida Hospital East Florida Region collectively contributed nearly $120 million in benefits in 2015 to the underprivileged, the community's overall health and wellness and spiritual needs, and capital improvements.

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