Life has a way of throwing us curveballs. A personalized quilt is a heartwarming gift that demonstrates your support, provides comfort and honors special occasions for the people in our lives. We have also compiled an array of additional resources to help you support people you care about through a range of issues and life events.

Free Color-Your-Own Greeting Cards

Simply print, fold and color to start spreading the love!

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Supporting from Afar

In our conversation with Alison Swisher, LMFT, we discuss strategies for connecting with our loved ones despite physical separation.

10 Ways to Help Someone Facing an Extended Illness or Injury
  1. Wrap them in love in a cozy, custom quilt made with other members of their support network, family and/or community.
  2. Identify how they wish to communicate. Do they have a CaringBridge site or a blog? This may guide your path as a supporter.
  3. Coordinate food deliveries with TakeThemAMeal or a similar platform. Not a cook? You can always send a meal or give gift cards to local restaurants and caf├ęs.
  4. Send snail mail (check out our free greeting cards here).
  5. Is financial support appropriate? Search for an existing GoFundMe page or consider creating one on behalf of a loved one.
  6. Help with childcare pickups, dog-walking, yardwork and chores.
  7. Donate to, or volunteer at a nonprofit that supports a relevant cause.
  8. Give blood and/or register to donate bone marrow.
  9. Send video messages, either alone or with a group.
  10. Give a collection of activities like books, magazines and puzzles, or create a personalized music playlist.

Supporting Families with Newborns

We spoke with 40 members of our community about the most thoughtful thing that someone did for them when welcoming a new baby. Some of their answers surprised us!

“This could be the time, if we choose to use it, to build people-centered lives.”

Dr. Vivek Murthy, Surgeon General, from his book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World