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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Hospital Birthing Centre is letting the community know that they’re accepting donations for newborns.

Kristi Dietz, unit lead at the centre, says the facility hasn’t received many donations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I think because people felt like maybe we were restricting that, but we’re definitely not.”

The Fort St. John Country Quilters Guild donated 10 quilts for new moms and babies on Friday. Other groups in the community have made and donated items throughout the years such as baby hats, booties and blankets.

“Anything that we can give to our parents as a gift is always awesome,” said Dietz. “It’s lovely. There’s lots of time and energy going into making them.”

Deitz says quilts are handy for mothers and newborns heading home from the hospital, but they’re tough to find specifically for babies.

“They’re great for putting on the car seats nice and warm and cozy in the winter. It’s really a unique gift.”

Anyone looking to donate to the FSJ Hospital Birthing Centre can call 250-261-7389.

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