Monday, May 3, 2010

One Million Pillowcase Challenge

This is what happens when you haven't written in forever & you don't make a list of everything you want to put on the blog.
I totally forgot to tell you that we are proud to be a part of the One Million Pillowcase challenge.
We are donating the pillowcases to several different charities:
ConKerr Cancer who's mission is to brighten the lives of sick children in hospitals through homemade pillowcases. The pillowcases we donate will be given to the children's cancer unit at Banner Desert Hospital.
Sunshine Acres in Mesa, AZ; this is a long term residential home for children ages 5 to 14 (at time of admission). These children stay a minimum of 12 months, are from families that are experiencing homelessness, incarceration, terminal or chronic illness, and other circumstances that prevent the family from caring for the child.
Sojourner Center in Phoenix; this center provides shelter and support services to individuals affected by domestic violence. We will team up with Queen Valley Scrap Rats & help them provide more pillowcases to these families.
So mark your calendar for Wednesday June 30th, we are holding an all day Charity Pillowcase Event.
You can come in and sew with us, drop off your already constructed pillowcase(s) or prior to the event you can donate fabric that can be made into pillowcases.
Fabric needs to be washed, pressed, & ready to make into pillowcases.
You don't have to wait until June 30th to drop off completed pillowcases, we are collecting them now.
All pillowcases donated will be added to the running total on the One Million Pillowcase Challenge homepage.