Blessing Volunteers in Partnership (BVIP) 

The BVIP Board of Directors governs the Tea Room Café and Gifts and the day-to-day operations are managed by Blessing team members Tea Room Manager and the Director of Volunteer Services. Blessing enjoys the generosity of over 700, BVIP is the area of volunteerism that focus on generating funds for reinvestment in our community hospital thru our Tea Room Café and Gifts sales. BVIP Mission: to provide excellent service and raise funds for projects benefiting Blessing Hospital. 

Projects include equipping skilled sewers and knitters supplies to produce:

  • Cancer Center turbans
  • Children’s surgery caps, newborn caps & blankets
  • Knitted knockers for breast cancer patients
  • Heart shape pillows for mastectomy patients
  • Annually over 2000 cuddle bears are hand sewn and gifted to our ER and youth patients
  • Support the nursing Daisy Award program

Notable donations benefiting the health of our community include:       

  • $1 million to construct Moorman Pavilion
  • $750,000 to the Cancer Center
  • $100,000 for an operating room microscope
  • $95,000 for cardiac unit equipment
  • $30,000 courtesy shuttle van purchase

Tea Room cafe and gifts volunteers can serve as

  • waitresses and cashiers. A minimum two 3 hour shifts a month from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

  • Gift Team:  various short shift hours Monday-Friday.

  • Candy, Sundry, card buying:  various short shift hours Monday-Friday.

Contact Us

For more information or to join our volunteer team please call (217) 223-1200 or click here to fill out an online form.