Oceanair Marine, Ltd., Staff Donate Quilts to Southwestern Vermont Health Care through Kovers 4 Kids
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Oceanair Marine, Ltd., Staff Donate Quilts to Southwestern Vermont Health Care through Kovers 4 Kids

BENNINGTON, VT—January 4, 2019—Staff of Oceanair Marine, Ltd., of Manchester, VT, visited the Women’s and Children’s Department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a division of Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC), on Friday, December 21 to deliver 19 hand-stitched, soft and colorful quilts and blankets for families being treated on the unit during the holidays.

The quilts were made with around 60 yards of donated fabric coming from donors from as far away as Minneapolis. Some of the quilts were made by employees who had never quilted before, while others—richly detailed—were made by more experienced quilters. Each one took between 5 – 10 hours of labor.

“All you have to do is say that you are doing something like this, and everyone wants to jump on board,” said Shirley Hanser, an Oceanair employee and one of the quilt makers.

The effort is a part of the company’s Kovers 4 Kids initiative, which is new this year but that the company intends to continue.

About Oceanair
Situated in Manchester, VT, Oceanair is a world leader in the design and manufacture of marine, residential, commercial, and RV blinds, shades, and soft furnishings. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. The Manchester factory was established in 2006 and employs 22 people. Oceanair is proud of its 28-year history of delivering some of the most creative and challenging window solutions for clients all over the world.

About SVHC:
Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a comprehensive, preeminent, health care system providing exceptional, convenient, and affordable care to the communities of Bennington and Windham Counties of Vermont, eastern Rensselaer and Washington Counties of New York, and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. SVHC includes Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center, the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, and the SVHC Foundation. SVMC includes 25 primary and specialty care practices. For more information, visit svhealthcare.org.

Southwestern Vermont Health Care complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Language assistance services, free of charge, are available at 1-800-367-9559.

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