Cool to be a Moose?

... you betcha!




On one side of town, sitting in a sterile white hospital room, is a child, battling cancer.On the other side of town, a 20+ year member of the St Charles, IL WOTM Chapter 512 stands in quilt shop and reads a flyer in the window that brightly states “ConkerrCancer”, “Giving Sick Kids a reason to smile, one pillowcase at a time”, and an idea is sparked. With a bright pillowcase in hand, that idea was shared with her board of officers and at that moment, the fun began. With a goal of 1 pillowcase per member,and 1 to grow on, the Women of Chapter 512 took on the challenge of making 754 hospital rooms a lot more colorful. They gathered donations of fabric, logged in sewinghours and donated money. They reached out to every facet of the St Charles Moose Family Center #1368 including; The Moose Riders, Moose Legion, Loyal Order and Fun Bunch for support. Every member put in the effort to help in some fashion. They have shopped, sorted, cut, pinned, sewn, ironed, trimmed and folded an amazing total of 840, and in just over 2 months!! Making this one of the most heartfelt and involved community service project taken on by the St Charles Chapter 512. It is with great ambition, that they fully intend on exceeding this goal in upcoming years, with the help of the lodge and community!


Posted in Volunteers, Thank You, In The News, Coordinator Update

Going 'nuts' ...

... about MAKING smiles for the children and families!  Sprinkle some holiday smiles by making a donation for fabric or sew up a pillowcase ... you'll be 'sew' glad you did!  Thank you ...


Posted in Volunteers

Albany's chapter is ON AIR ...

... AND what a great recognition for the wonderful work they are doing in the Capital District (Albany, NY).



Enjoy a clip from the local Coordinator, Linda, and many of her volunteers AS WELL AS our Heros ... the brave children with Smiles as big as the universe:  http://www.cbs6albany.com/news/features/consider-this/stories/consider-conkerr-cancer-9.shtml  (click on the link and smile!)

Thank you to CBS 6 Albany for sharing our story!  Linda, Chapter Coordinator 
Posted in In The News

Miles (and Miles) of Pillowcase Smiles made in September ...

YES, over 38 MILES of Smiles were created by our Smile-Making Volunteers ... thank YOU for the 'smiles'!  Keep them coming ... please!






Posted in Miles of Pillowcase Smiles

A trip to the library ...

... turns into HOURS of smiles!



 

It was a "Sew 4 Kids Day" at that the Highgrove Library in Riverside, California on Saturday, September 27th. Look at this beautiful, smiling face!  First time sewer, Corina was returning books and wanted to help make a few smiles, which she did for the next THREE hours.  I know that the receivers of Corina's pillowcases will have big smiles, too.     Thank You, Corina.



Posted in Miles of Pillowcase Smiles, Sewing Events, Volunteers