Whenever a loved one has a hospital stay — whether planned or unplanned — we are often left wondering what we can do to help.
Hospitals are for healing, but most of us would agree that our stays there are not particularly comfortable. And it’s not solely because of the discomfort from illness or injury. Hospitals are sterile — the floors are chilly, the roommates are noisy, the air is dry, the tissues are scratchy, and the soap scent reminds us of the restroom at the airport.
Boston Hospital Care Package
Here For You is excited to announce that we’re launching care package delivery to Boston-based hospitals. Our packages include items to make hospital stays more comfortable for both the patient and their caregiver(s).
Boxes include items for comfort, convenience and items to help pass the time. Nearly all of our boxes include a 10ft universal charger for Android/iOS devices and wall adaptor. Other contents include warm, grippy socks, beeswax lip balm, silicone ear plugs, satin pillow cases, body care, and allergen-free snacks.
Each box includes a personalized message from you.
Personalized messages are available typed on cardstock (shown) or
handwritten on a greeting card of your choice.
How it Works
You select which box you’d like to send and where it’s going.
We deliver to Boston’s 8 major hospitals (Brigham and Women’s campuses in Fenway/Kenmore and Jamaica Plain, Boston Children’s, Beth Israel Deaconess, MGH, Tufts, and Boston Medical Center) and Newton-Wellesley hospital in Newton, MA. All of the Boston-based hospital deliveries will be made by cargo bike.
Our cargo bike is outfitted for delivery no matter the weather.
Images courtesy of Urban Arrow.
Delivery is included in the package price for hospitals within our delivery zone. Some hospitals will have an additional $15 charge due to the distance from our office.
We will notify you by email the day of your delivery. If the patient has checked out, we’ll be in touch about forwarding the box to their home or rehabilitation center.
Shifting Hospital Gift Culture
Here For you’s origin story is one of changing the way we show up for one another during life’s most difficult moment. What began as an encouragment towards practical gifting following the death of a loved one, has grown to a commitment to showing up and supporting people authentically when they need it most.
Historically, we’ve only been able to send flowers or balloons to hospital rooms, neither of which are particularly useful when folks are confined to the walls of a hospital. We’re looking forward to bridging a much needed gap in our Boston community.