Friday, March 9, 2012

Last but not Least!

Not my usual 'Friday Finds' post today because I have one final thought about the SewExpo . . . .

Their charity for the event was Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center in Tacoma WA. They serve All of SouthWest Washington state with their mission to provide care for all children, regardless of the family's ability to pay.  According to Barbara Littrell, of the hospital, "Every child who comes to Mary Bridge gets to pick out his or her own pillowcase.  That pillowcase often becomes their comfort item--something they can take with them when they have to go for tests . . . you'll see children holding their Sew Expo pillowcase as they sit in chemotherapy chairs or get rolled down the hall for surgery. Of course, the children take their pillowcases home with them--which means Mary Bridge needs about 900 pillowcases a month."

I made one this year and was pleased to see a huge stack of pillowcases displayed at the Expo as the attendees brought them in.  They collected nearly 3000 pillowcases!  I know the kids will be blessed!

(I've been sew into reporting on the SewExpo that I forgot to do a post that I promised, about my productive day with this turtle yardage!  Watch for it on Monday!)   

7 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What a great cause Linda! I love the pillow case you created :) I'm sure the children cherish these! 3000 is awesome!

storybeader said...

how wonderful, to have a charity for the event! And I'm sure so many people were sew happy to make a pillowcase for the hospital! I love your turtles! {:-D

Sher said...

Cute pillowcase and what a great cause. Some child is going to love it.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Love the little turtle!

Rose said...

What a great program! It's awesome that they get so many donations.

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is very cute! And what a wonderful cause to support! I'm sure the kids love their pillowcases. How could they not?!
(Did you see my post with the pillowcases my friend made for me? the last photo HERE ) I wonder if this is something we all cold contribute to. If so, please give us contact details.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What an awesome charity! Some little child is really going to love the cute turtle pillowcase.