Pillowcase Service Project

Every year, 7th and 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in a service project through the textiles unit of Family and Consumer Science class.  Students can sew a pillowcase to be donated to pediatric oncology units of local hospitals through a non-profit organization called ConKerr Cancer. 

Pennridge South Middle school could use your help with this amazing project! Fabric donations would be greatly appreciated.  ConKerr Cancer asks that the fabric used in these pillowcases be bright, cheery fabrics appropriate for boys or girls from birth to 21 years old.  We use cotton or cotton-blend fabrics in increments no smaller than 1/3 yard, but preferably in increments of 1 yard or larger.  Unfortunately we cannot use fleece.

Thank you for supporting our students in this community service project!!

The following comes directly from the ConKerr Cancer website:

"ConKerr Cancer: A Case for Smiles” was started when Ryan Kerr was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at the age of twelve.  Despite his illness - and many, many trips to the hospital - Ryan lived a full life of school, sports and friends.  To make his hospital room cheerier, his mom Cindy began making fun, whimsical pillowcases to brighten up his day and put a smile on his face.  Ryan liked them so much that Cindy started making pillowcases for the other children in the Oncology Unit.  In a short time, the pillowcase project grew in amazing ways and has provided more than 210,000 pillowcases to sick children.  Thousands of volunteers from across North America and South Africa have joined in so that ConKerr has more than 117 chapters serving over 170 hospitals."

For more information please visit www.conkerrcancer.org.