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How We Choose Recipients

The main sources of Simple Gifts’ referrals are hospital social workers, patient care workers and medical providers. These individuals communicate to Simple Gifts volunteers the particular needs of the patient/visiting loved ones, and the board members of Simple Gifts decide the appropriateness of all gifts and distributions.

Simple Gifts also may receive referrals from churches and other community organizations which have knowledge of individual cases.

Higher priority is given to hospitalized patients and their loved ones who are significant distance from their home.

All gifts are given directly to the patient or visiting loved ones.