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Eastern Star Patient Comfort Program

The Order of the Eastern Star members have been making cancer dressings for more than 60 years. We provide these dressings to cancer patients free of charge to ease their pain and improve their quality of life. Over time, the Patient Comfort Program (formerly known as Cancer Dressing Stations) evolved to make other patient comfort items. These are distributed through nonprofit charitable organizations that serve patients in need. The Patient Comfort Program provides gowns, Cathi Caps (invaluable to chemotherapy patients who have lost their hair), lap robes, adult bibs, and quilts for kids’ cancer camps. Each item is labeled with a small tag that reads "Made with loving hands by the order of the Eastern Star."

  Port Pals:  Port Pals are individual small pillows to cover a IV port when driving using a seat belt.  It gently  covers the port and allows for seat belt comfort.  Instructions for Port Pals may be downloaded:   Individual Pillow Instructions  /  Port Pal Create-a-Kit Instructions   /   Port Pal Blitz (group sewing) Instructions

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Local Stations:
San Jose
San Jose Masonic Center, 2500 Masonic Drive, San Jose, CA
First and Third Mondays at 8:30 am
We make lap robes, baby blankets and receiving blankets.

San Carlos Masonic Center, 1150 Arroyo Ave., San Carlos, CA
First and Third Wednesdays at Noon
We make pillows, angels, bears, neck bone pillows.

Josephine Chico
Chico Masonic Family Center, 1110 W. East Ave., Chico, CA
Third Wednesday at 10:00 am
We make sponge stomacovers and bed pads.

San Andreas/Jackson
Calaveras Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA
Every Thursday at 9:00 am
We make pillows, shrugs, slippers and 4x4 bandages.

San Juan
San Juan Masonic Center, 5944 San Juan Ave, Citrus Heights, CA
Every Thursday at 9:00 am
We make lap robes, bed pads, pillows and Cathy caps.

George A. Primrose Masonic Center, 3010 Becerra Way, Sacramento, CA
Contact for Dates and Times
We make lap robes, pillows, and Cathy caps.

Kern River Valley Masonic Center, 562 James Road, Kernville, CA
First Tuesday at 9:00 am
We make blankets, mastectomy pillows, neck pillows, lab robes and turbans.

Diablo Valley
Church of the Resurrection, 399 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA
Second and Fourth Mondays at 10:00 am

Diablo Star
Contact for Address, CA
Various Dates at 7:00 pm

Wistaria Chapter-Turlock
Turlock Masonic Lodges, 108 S. Thor St, Turlock, CA, 95380
Third Wednesday at 9:30 AM
Wahda Ray, chairman: (209) 613-8594 We make: comfort pillows, prt pillows, lap quitls, hats, scarves and Cathy caps.

El Rio Escallonia
Escalon Masonic Lodge, 1500 Viking, Escalon, CA
Second Saturday at 10:00 am

Desert Holly-Joshua Tree
Ridgecrest Masonic Center, 625 North Norma Street, Ridgecrest, CA
Second Wednesday at 10:00 am
We make mastectomy and neck pillows, crocheted caps and scarves.

Victorville Masonic Center, 14941 Hesperia Road, Victorville, CA
Second Thursday at 10:00 am
We make mastectomy pillows.

Point Loma
Point Loma Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA
Second Thursday at 11:00 am
We make blankets and stuffed animals.

Star of the East
El Cajon Masonic Center, 695 Ballantyne, El Cajon, CA
Fourth Thursday at 11:00 am
We make pillows, Cathy caps and small quilts.

Harbor Lights
Normal Heights Masonic Center, 3366 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA
First Wednesday at 11:00 am
We make dolls, stuffed animals and pillows.