Giving sick kids a reason to smile… one pillowcase at a time.
Handcraft Workshop has proudly partnered with Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly known as ConKerr Cancer) to help with the organization’s mission of helping sick children cope with the stress of life changing illnesses and injuries. The organization does this by providing children with whimsical pillowcases that give them an emotional boost and remind them they are not defined by their illnesses. This simple gift provides proven stress relievers including distraction and hope that enhances the emotional well-being of the children and their families. For more information about this wonderful cause, please visit caseforsmiles.org.
Handcraft Workshop serves as a pillowcase drop off location and also hosts an annual pillowcase making event. Last year, Handcraft Workshop volunteers made over 300 pillowcases for the campaign. This year, we’re going to try to donate 400! To do that, we’re going to need your help!
Ways You Can Help
Come Make Pillowcases!
3rd Annual “Miles of Pillowcase Smiles” Event
Sunday, September 18, 2016
12:00pm – 4:00pm
We made 300 pillowcases last year. With your help, we’ll make even more this year!
Know how to sew? Come join the “Pillowcase Patrol” and spend a fun afternoon making pillowcases at Handcraft Workshop for this worthy cause.
Don’t know how to sew? Handcraft Workshop can still use your help the day of the pillowcase making event! We need people to help cut, pin, and iron fabric so our sewists can focus on making pillowcases.
To volunteer, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider donating fabric so our volunteer sewists will have material to make pillowcases and kids’ smiles. We need cuts of at least 1 yard or more of fun fabric (i.e., bright colors, playful patterns, etc.). Please ensure the fabric is clean and stain free. Fabric donations can be brought to the shop during our business hours before the Handcraft Workshop pillowcase making event on Sunday, September 18.
Make Pillowcases on Your Own!
Handcraft Workshop is a drop-off location for pillowcases made for the “Miles of Pillowcases Smiles” campaign. Throughout the month of September, completed pillowcases can be brought to the shop during our business hours.
Help Spread the Word!
Ask you friends on Facebook and other social media to sew or make a donation for fabric.