In memory of James Emmerich

about us

Wrapped in Love is an all volunteer group of individuals working on a mission we feel passionate about and believe is needed. As a newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Pittsburgh, PA and a Chapter in Austin, Texas. Our intention is to “blanket the world with hope” giving love, hope and a big-hug to patients in the form of blankets donated to local area hospitals.

The Foundation was formed in memory of James Emmerich who had cancer and always felt so cold that he carried a blanket with him everywhere he went while going through chemotherapy treatment. Jim fought a courageous battle and inspired many by his fortitude of spirit. He passed on February 14,1997. We miss him dearly, his strong spirit and love carries on through Wrapped in Love’s mission: To provide blankets to cancer patients and seriously ill patients around the world to bring comfort, peace and joy, and remind all of us that we are children at heart.

We invite you to join us and help spread the love with Wrapped in Love blankets.


board members

President Darvina Emmerich
Vice President Robin Emmerich
Funds Manager Secretary John Senkinc

participating hospitals

Hillman Cancer Center
St. Clair Hospital
Jefferson Memorial Hospital
UPMC Bethel Park Outpatient Center
WPAH Peters Township Outpatient Care Center
Forbes Regional Hospital
Ronald McDonald House
Magee Women’s Hospital
American Cancer Society
Butler Cancer Center
Arnold Palmer Pavilion
UPMC Heritage Valley Cancer Center
Indiana Regional Medical Center
Cameron Wellness Center
Dell Children’s Medical Center
Texas Oncology


our supporters

A very special thank you to everyone who has supported Wrapped in Love’s mission and has so generously donated their precious time and ongoing labor of love each month and businesses, community groups/organizations for their support. Thank you for helping us to spread love!
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” - Helen Keller

Blanket Brigade Volunteers
Rae Cosmetics
Urban Betty
Austin Beauty Guide
Quilt your Quilts
Jeffrey Mabon 5th Annual Bike/Hike Event
Upper St. Clair Women’s Guild
Seton La Salle Christian Athletes
Three Rivers Quilters Guild
Quilting Friends
Clearview Credit Union
Airport Parkway West Rotary Club
Crafton Rotary Club
Greentree Printing
BCT Business Cards Tomorrow
Four Imprint
Crocheting Angels Carol and Lou
Mt. Lebanon H.S. 11th Grade Class
Mt. Lebanon Girls Field Hockey
Mt. Lebanon Cancer Awareness Week
Carlyton National Honor Society
Austin Social Affair
Never Hung Over
Lowery Law Firm
Richard Byrne, Webb Law Firm
Lake Havasu Half Marathon 5/K Debbi Cockrell, Linda Baumann & Linda Blamer
Bradley Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
The Course at London Bridge Golf Club
J.C. Penney Lake Havasu
Red Onion Restaurant
Cha – Bones Steakhouse, Tapas & Martini Bar
Desert Rose
Hampton Inn Lake Havasu
Michael Alan Furnishings & Interior Design
NVS Photography New Vision Studio
London Bridge Resort
Camp Raising Spirits
Janet Tant Yoga
Julie Neander
Lions Club
SUWA Christian Women
Keystone Girls Volleyball Varsity Team
Veronica Cruise
Green Alley Salon
Sugar Paper Press
The Dogwood
Doodledog Advertising
Ten Oak
Geisha Room
Austin City Living
Texas Roadhouse
Beleza Salon
Sonshine Fitness
The Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Zoo
Beechview Catering
El Campesino Restaurant
St. Winifred’s Church
Crafton Library
Bridgeville Library
Hawthorne Ave. Presbyterian Church

Get Involved Wrapped in Love provides blankets, providing support and love for those suffering from cancer. We welcome all types of NEW handmade blankets to donate to patients in area hospitals. Recommended size (50x60) Hand-made quilts, Crocheted/knitted, No-Sew Polar fleece-tied blankets and HAND-MADE blankets.
Our Mission Inspired by the memory of James Emmerich, the mission of Wrapped in Love is to ease suffering among cancer patients and others with serious illnesses around the world by distributing blankets that bring comfort, peace and joy and remind all of us that we are children at heart.