Non-Traditional, Modern Thanksgiving Tablescape
November 3, 2015
Simply Cute Christmas Wreath
November 10, 2015

Giraffe Grins{Holiday Pillowcase Drive}

If you wander around this blog, you will find a cause that is near and dear to my heart. It is called Giraffe Grins and it is a charity that I created to spread colorful and cheerful pillowcases to children in hospitals.

Print

Why do I care so much?

It is simple. I found myself in a Children’s hospital as a child too. I was scared, my family was scared and we were alone. I remember the big giraffe that was painted on the wall and the comfort it brought me. It was bright and colorful and was about the only thing that I could smile about.

So, now I remember the big giraffe and I remember those kids that find themselves in those hospitals today. They may be lonely and most likey scared. So, my mission is to deliver colorful and bright pillowcases to these kids all around the country and I hope they grin as big as the giraffe on my hospital wall.

I am so grateful to have Giraffe Grin Affiliates{read all about them here} around the country who sew pillowcases on behalf of GG and deliver them to their local hospitals. We have affiliates in Boston, New York, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, Texas, LA , Wisconsin and Arizona. There are so many more parts of the country and so many children’s hospitals that I would love to touch and spread Giraffe Grins to.

This holiday season is fast approaching and one thing I want to make sure of this year, is that we reach many, many kids in hospitals by delivering fun, colorful pillowcases.

This year I am organizing a national sewing day. That means anyone can participate no matter where you are. You can gather a sewing group or sew by yourself. Then, deliver these pillowcases to your local children’s hospitals. If you do not have one near you, then you can mail them to me or any of my affiliates and we can make sure they get delivered. If you do not sew but want to help, you can purchase fabric and mail to me or any affiliates as well. This cause has something for everyone. Anyone can help!

Holiday Grins National Sewing Day is November 21st.

~ Gather a sewing group and plan what times and where you will sew. Then, contact local hospital to set up delivery day and ask what their procedures are . Every hospital is different.

~ There will be giveaways throughout the day as well for sewing groups, so if you own a shop or Etsy shop and you want to participate, then email me with “Holiday Grins Sponsor” as the title of email.

~ If you want to donate fabric, I am looking for Christmas kids fabric and regular bright and cheerful kids fabric. Both will be made. 1 yard makes 1 pillowcase. Email me with “Holiday Grins Donation” as the email title

Thank you for your interest and support of Giraffe Grins. I know these pillowcases make a difference to children and their families as they go through a hard trial in their lives.

I can honestly say that, knowing that the BIG colorful giraffe made my hospital stay better. We also love giving to Ronald McDonald Houses.

I believe in the principles that this blog was inspired by and I believe that we can live our lives with the same motto to

Create, Share and Inspire.

I would even add to serve one another to that and YOU can serve those around you or even brighten a child’s hospital room from far away.

You can do this by partnering with, The CSI Project and Giraffe Grins.

I hope you will consider helping this holiday season and taking part in

Print

 

To contact me:

Email me at dee@thecsiproject.com

How will you spread the grins this holiday season?

Giraffe Grins, that is!

Every child counts, every pillowcase makes a difference and every grin brightens someone’s day!

To contact me:

Email me at dee@thecsiproject.com

How will you spread the grins this holiday season?

Giraffe Grins, that is!

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *