Honoring Your Loved One's Legacy

Wrapped in Love

Our History

An integral part of NJ Sharing Network’s mission is to provide care during and after a donor family's experience. Our organization is looking for ambassadors to knit or crochet beautiful shawls for families of organ and tissue donors. Through the Wrapped in Love program, donor families are honored with handmade shawls that are tangible expressions of comfort and compassion. In joining this program, volunteers are supporting and honoring families whose loved one generously gave the gift of life.

We recently received the following letter from a donor mom:

Dear Wrapped in Love, I want to thank you for your lovely gift of the handmade shawl on behalf of my loving son. God works in mysterious ways. I received the shawl on what would have been my 27th wedding anniversary. I was feeling sad that day, I had just sent up balloons to heaven when your package arrived. It was heartwarming and it reminded me that the spirit of my loved ones is still with me. Thank you again for such a thoughtful gift.” Wishing each of you a wonderful and happy holiday season and may all the good that you do find its way back to you!


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Let's Package Some Shawls!

We meet monthly to package shawls at our headquarters in New Providence, NJ. Volunteers bring in their finished shawls or lap blankets (we also accept scarves for men only) and we label, package and send them out to families. Please check our Events calendar for our next meeting.

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Knit Night at NJ Sharing Network

Meetings for Knit Night are posted on our Events calendar. Volunteers may bring their current projects and collaborate with other knitters and crocheters.

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Live Too Far?

Volunteers who live too far can always form their own group or knit and crochet on their own and simply send in their work!

Mail to:

NJ Sharing Network 
Attn: Lisa Colasurdo 
691 Central Ave
New Providence, NJ 07974

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What size or shape does the shawl have to be? We accept any size and any shape (triangle, rectangle, or even a circle)
  • What colors do you accept? We accept any colors or color combinations.
  • Do you only accept shawls? No, we think anything that is warm and comforting will match our need! Blankets, lap blankets, and even ponchos work too! For men, we also accept scarves.

Upcoming Events 

Wrapped in Love events are held at the NJ Sharing Network headquarters in New Providence, NJ unless otherwise noted. 

 


Friday, June 15, 2018

Wrapped in Love Shawl Packaging – join us as we sew on labels, attach cards and package shawls for donor families.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Knit Night – bring your current project and collaborate with other knitters and crocheters. All levels welcome.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm 


Friday, July 20, 2018

Wrapped in Love Shawl Packaging – join us as we sew on labels, attach cards and package shawls for donor families.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm


 

For more information, please contact Lisa Colasurdo at lcolasurdo@njsharingnetwork.org or 908-516-5687

 

 

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