Blankets Full of Grace

Grace Beatty, an eighth grade student at Tower School, shares her love of knitting with newborn babies at North Shore Medical Center.

Blankets Full of Grace: Knitting For Newborns

My name is Grace Beatty. I am a Tower School student who loves to knit. I founded Blankets Full of Grace in 2012. I wanted to make a difference in the lives of newborn babies in the special care nursery at the North Shore Medical Center. Hundreds of babies are placed in the special care nursery each year. These newborns require constant monitoring to ensure their health. Often, babies in the nursery do not have a family support system. With this in mind, Blankets Full of Grace began. I thought it would be nice for each newborn to have a hand-knit blanket for comfort and warmth. The love and joy that goes into knitting a blanket is shared with each newborn through these blankets. The blankets help to make the nursery environment feel more like home.

I invite all knitters to join me in this effort to provide a blanket to each newborn in the special care nursery! If you would like to knit for a newborn in the nursery, here are a few guidelines:

  • Yarn should be soft and washable
  • Blanket size should range between 18″-24″ wide x 24″-30″ tall

Send your knitted blanket to:

Blankets Full of Grace
c/o Special Care Nursery
North Shore Medical Center
81 Highland Avenue
Salem MA  01970

Tel: 978.354.3314

Happy knitting!

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3 Comments on “Blankets Full of Grace”

  1. kitjenkins Says:

    Hi Grace,

    I just want to complement you on continuing to tell the world about your vision and your mission. I was so pleased to see you receive the award for community service at assembly a couple of weeks ago, and now to see you remind us how we can get involved.

    I am a very basic knitter, but I’m going to try very hard to do a baby blanket for this project once the fall is upon us. Thank you for your inspiration!


  2. Elliott Thomson Says:

    What a thoughtful idea you have orchestrated. This will serve as an inspiration for all.
    Great job!
    Mrs T


  3. christinemhenderson Says:

    What an amazing young person you are, Grace! You are already making a difference in this world as an 8th grader and I look forward to what you will be doing in the future. You are the embodiment of “the change you wish to see in the world.” I will miss you as you go off to high school next year.


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