In 1991, Cathy Hasse and her three childhood friends decided they wanted to give back to the community but didn’t know how. They quickly researched potential opportunities and discovered the Clothes Closet at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Hasse and friends came up with the idea of holding a baby shower themed event called Showers of Love. An event that was originally planned to be a one-time endeavor, now in its 17th year, has volunteers donating clothes and gift cards for families and children in need.
A dedicated long-time volunteer was honored at the event on May 24, 2017 at the Italian American Banquet and Conference Center. Heather Remo – a woman in her 90s –donates her time and various clothing items each year.This year, she hand knitted 60 pairs of booties for this event. Cathy claims that it is volunteers like Heather that makes the event successful. She is proud to claim, “all of the money we raise goes to children.”
Children Hospital of Michigan Foundation proudly supports the Clothes Closet at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. This service provides casual clothing, outerwear, and layette items to hospitalized patients and families in need. For more information, please visit our website at www.chmfoundation.org.