Have you heard about Craft Hope's Project 9 Pillowcases!?
ConKerr Cancer was started back in 2002, when Cindy Kerr's son was hospitalized for cancer treatment and she brightened his room with a fun pillowcase. Once she saw how much Ryan loved it, she began making pillowcases for the other children in the oncology unit. Since then, over 210,000 pillowcases have been made for sick children all over the world.
Wow. (Seriously, I challenge you to read through their website and not get choked up! Especially the tribute to her son. *sob*) Most of the time when I read stuff like this, I just get overwhelmed. I want to help, but I don't know how to reach out. You know what? I can make a pillowcase. So can you.
This is a quick and easy project. Once you have your fabrics washed, it really only takes about 15 minutes to make one. What a great way to use some of that stash fabric, too. :)
I've challenged myself to make four cases: one for a teenage boy, a teenage girl, a little boy and a little girl.
So far I've got the boys done. A Mizzou-inspired simple combo (Go Tigers!!) and a Spidey.
Up next, some pink and florals. Girls. They're so easy.
Want to join in? ConKerr Cancer has the super simple directions on their site and the Craft Hope project deadline is September 15. You may, of course, continue to make pillowcases for them as long as you want!
Please send your finished pillowcases the address specified by your regional coordinator.
(I was thinking about upping the ante on the free book drawing -- like telling others on your blog or facebook about Craft Hope's Project 9, but I have no idea how to keep track of that stuff. But why don't you it anyway?? Spread Hope!!!)