December 16, 2011

Giraffe Grins {The CSI Project Charity}

I'm sorry I've been kind of neglecting the blog lately, but with Christmas coming up I've had about a googol (a real number, I swear!) things going on all at once. But I had to take the time to do this post...

I am a regular follower of Dee over at The CSI Project. There are two reasons you need to go check it out...

Reason #1 -- Her blog runs a weekly crafting challenge during which anyone may submit a project they've done that fits with the week's theme. All of the projects are submitted just as in a linky party (including having to link back to The CSI Project in your blog post) and a special guest judge will go through all of the submissions, make a "Top 10" list, and choose one winner.

Last week's winner of the Neighbor Gift Idea challenge was Amanda at Shindig Parties with these super cute Christmas Kisses.

And to make it that much more fun, one challenge participant will be randomly selected to win a gift from the weekly sponsor.

And reason #2 -- She has started a wonderful new charity called Giraffe Grins.

Dee spent some time in a children's hospital in her hometown and remembers a big giraffe painted on the hospital wall that used to make her smile at a time when she and her family needed a little light in their day.

As Dee quoted on her charity page, "It’s the little things that mean so much." Remembering this and her giraffe, she has been bringing a little cheer to children's hospitals by sewing bright, happy pillowcases for the children to use during their hospital stays.

As you may already know, I have two children of my own and when they're sick, I know that it really is the little things that count. So when Dee asked for readers to get involved I knew that I had to help.

So I am now a Giraffe Grins Affiliate! What does that mean, you ask? It means that I will be sewing bright, fun, cheery pillowcases to send to the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital in Syracuse, NY.

I'm so excited to get started once the holidays are over. And YOU can help! I will be taking fabric donations to make the pillowcases. Fabrics should be brightly colored, fun, and cheery. Remember, we want to brighten a sick child's day. If you're interested in making a fabric donation, please contact me at mitchetr192(at)gmail(dot)com.

And don't forget to check out the Giraffe Grins page over at The CSI Project!
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  1. This is so great!!! Thank you so much!!!
    I know kids will be blessed and I thank you for being apart of making that happen.
    You are awesome!!!

  2. Trims, the Wilhelm family would love to donate! Please tell me how much fabric it takes u to make one pillow..this way I know how much to get:)

  3. Thank you very much Wilhelm Family! One pillow case uses 1 and 1/2 yards of fabric for the body of the pillowcase and 1/2 yard of fabric for the trim. Once you are ready to make your donation, please email me at mitchetr192(at)gmail(dot)com so that we can make arrangements. Thanks so much for your generosity! :o)



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