Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Charity Challenge - Pillowcases

Do you ever get the need to just do something for others?

Well, I do.

However, I'm unemployed. I have two kids to worry about, among thousands of other things. To say that money is tight is an understatement. Because of Trav's work schedule, we don't have evenings free to spend time at groups. Because we have little kids, we don't feel comfortable taking them to a homeless shelter to feed the hungry.

Well, we've found something! It's called the APQ 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.

What's that mean? It means that people buy their own fabric and make pillow cases. Basic ones. Complicated ones. It doesn't really matter that much how they look. The best part is that they don't go to some national warehouse where they just sit. Instead, you turn the pillowcases into LOCAL shops who then pass them onto LOCAL charities.

YOUR pillowcases will be given to battered women, cancer patients, families of terminally ill children, nursing home patient, foster child, your community. The power of a simple pillowcase is really amazing!


Go to their website at And hey - I am terrible at sewing and this isn't that hard. It's really great to know that I can make a difference without having to leave my home. All you do is go buy the fabric of your choice and go to town. It doesn't require a lot of fabric, so it's not even that much of a cost issue.

American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. I donated pillowcases to the challenge. Click here to learn more!