A relative of mine over the weekend asked me if I was interested in sewing some pillowcases for sick children in hospitals for Con Kerr Cancer. She knows I sew so I was happy to say yes!
ConKerr Cancer A Case for Smiles – Helping children feel special while battling life changing illnesses.”
Their Accomplishments In just over two years, ConKerr Cancer has …
•Delivered over 150,000 cheerful pillowcases to sick children in hospitals across the country.
•Established 96 chapters (so far!) serving children in 145 hospitals and pediatric hospices across the United States, Canada and South Africa.
•Recruited thousands of volunteers – young and old – to sew and donate pillowcases.
•Recognized nationally by Martha Stewart, Omni Media, Talbots, Bank of America, SVP Worldwide (Singer-Viking), and Loreal.
Their goal is to give a bright cheery pillowcase to every seriously ill child in North America by 2012. In addition, they are expanding internationally with chapters in Canada & South Africa.
So do you want to help out?
Help by sewing a pillowcase!
•Use cheery fabrics for kids – colorful and fun as possible
•Remember many patients are adolescent boys and girls, we always need pillowcases appropriate to teenagers
•Cotton or flannel only!
◦3/4 yard of fabric for pillowcase
◦1/3 yard of fabric for border of pillowcase
Cut the body of the case 26 1/2″ x 40 1/2″ and the border 10 1/2″ x 40 1/2″.
Fold the border in half lengthwise, with the wrong sides together, and press.
Place the right side of the border on the right side of the body of the case. Stitch together using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Place right sides of the pillowcase together. Stitch down the side and across the bottom. Turn to the right side and press.
NOTE: Make sure to wash the fabric for the protection of the children with suppressed immunity. In addition, please place each pillowcase in its own ziplock bag.
You can mail or bring them to:
661 Maplewood Drive, #14
Jupiter, FL 33458
and they will bring them to the hospital.
I plan on going through my fabrics this week and getting started in what little free time I have to help out, what a nice organization. Something so small and yet it brings such big smiles on these sick kids faces.