**Coordinator needed- we are looking for a dedicated volunteer to take over the chapter responsibilities.**
For information, please email:
- Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
- University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
- Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
- Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore
- Kennedy Krieger Institute
- Gilchrist Center of Baltimore
- Anne Arundel Medical Center
- University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center
- Camp Sunrise/ Camp SunSibs
- Abilities Adventure Camp
- St. Agnus Ascension Hospital
DROP OFF SITES
Thank you to the following drop off sites who graciously accepted pillowcases throughout the years, however, we are no longer accepting pillowcases to any of the drop off locations.
- Bear’s Paw Fabrics, Towson
- The Crabby Quilter (formally, Cottonseed Glory), Annapolis
- Ellicott City Sew-Vac
- Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Store, Bel Air
- Material Girls Quilt Boutique, LaPlata
- Snyder’s Sewing Center, York PA
- Spring Water Designs, Columbia
NEWS & EVENTS
Welcome to our Chapter. We hope you will join us in helping children feel better to heal better.
Presently, the Baltimore Chapter is looking for a fun, passionate, enthusiastic volunteer to serve as the Chapter Coordinator. If you are interested in learning more about the role of the Chapter Coordinator, or know anyone searching for a wonderful volunteer opportunity, please reach out to Dana at email@example.com. I am happy to share my experience with you and discuss the role of the Chapter Coordinator.
The Baltimore Chapter is not accepting pillowcases to any of our drop off locations.
Kathy has organized groups of volunteers for over 10 years to create smiles. She usually host several events a year. She is passionate, dedicated, fun, loving – in a word AMAZING! The Baltimore Chapter has benefitted greatly from her kindness. I have had the honor and pleasure to attend numerous events that Kathy has hosted. The time, talent and friendship shared by this wonderful group is inspiring. Thank you Kathy and all of the wonderful volunteers who have contributed. I am truly grateful.
The ladies of the Kueka Ashram created 96 beautiful pillowcases during their recent retreat. I am so grateful for their support and service.
The ladies of the BYKOTA Senior Center Quilting Guild in Towson hosted a Pillowcase Sew In during their monthly meeting in June. They created 20 pillowcases. It is a fun, creative group who are committed to a variety of service projects. I am so appreciative that they have chosen to support us.
Thank you to Snyder’s Sewing Center in York, PA for hosting a SMILES party. This lovely group, with some participants not pictured, created over 50+ pillowcases. John and Anita, the owners, have hosted several SMILES parties over the years and I am so grateful for their support. They also serve as a drop off location for those volunteers creating pillowcases at home. I want to give a shout out to Holly who does a lot of the behind the scene work to prepare for the party.
Thank you to Glen Mar United Methodist Church. They hosted a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Eloise Labram recruited over 100 volunteers, children to adults, to create over 120 pillowcases. For many of the volunteers, it was their first time sewing. Eloise and her team supervised the newbies to sew beautiful, fun pillowcases. Thank you for instilling a love for serving and sewing!
Thank you to Shayna who created adorable pillowcases as part of her Bat Mitzvah project. She has a great eye for fun fabric and her sewing skills are awesome. The time and effort that she put into this project is obvious!!
Kohl’s Ellicott City
Thank you to the incredible volunteers from the Kohl’s Store in Ellicott City (above), Eldersburg (below) and Timonium (not pictured). They have hosted many fundraising events. The funds allow my chapter to purchase the fabric and supplies needed to sew with the children in the hospitals. The Kohl’s volunteers are fun, hardworking and committed to the Baltimore Chapter. I am so grateful to the Kohl’s Community with Heart program and the awesome employees who volunteer their time with us.
The Savage Mill Youth from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints created adorable pillowcases. We are excited to see the next generation sewing and serving. Thank you to all of the volunteers and the parents and mentors who shared their skills with this wonderful group.
I had the pleasure to work with Girl Scout Troop 721, teaching them to sew pillowcases as part of their Bronze Award project. The girls were focused and hardworking. They learned quickly and created adorable pillowcases. They are such a fun troop with an incredible leader.
I want to thank Ellicott City Sew and Vac for hosting a Halloween Pillowcase Sewing Event. The volunteers made over 350 pillowcases. That is HUGE! I want to give a special “shout out” to Caitlin who organized the event and Jan who generously donated much of the fabric.
Girl Scout Troop 1667 from Clarksburg earned their Silver Award by sewing 207 pillowcases. They were able take their adorable pillowcases to Anne Arundel Medical Center and got a tour from the Child Life Specialist. Great job to these 4 incredible Girl Scouts and their awesome leader!
Girl Scout 753 from Perry Hall earned their Bronze award. None of the girls had sewing experience but were very enthusiastic to learn. Their finished pillowcases are beautiful. They even raised money to donate to the chapter. Impressive work from these ambitious Girl Scouts and their amazing leader!
The AMAZING Smile Makers from the First Lutheran Church of Gray Manor presented the chapter with 455 pillowcases for 2023! I am grateful that they donate their time and talent to our organization.
Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 81058 from Monrovia for making 56 pillowcases as part of their Silver Project. A total of nine girls participated. I am so inspired by the hard work and commitment from the girls and their leader.
If you and your friends get together to sew pillowcases, please let me know. I’d love to spotlight you too!
50 Dig It themed pillowcases were delivered to Camp SunSibs. Enjoy!
100 Retro themed pillowcases were delivered to Camp SunRise. Have fun!
To learn more about Camp Sunrise please click https://www.campsunrisemd.org
Thank you to all of our wonderful Smile Makers, both individuals and groups, who make this and every delivery possible! The pillowcases are special to the children and they cherish them long after they are discharged from the hospital. I would like to thank the following companies/organizations who have donated to the Baltimore Chapter: ALDI, Ellicott City Sew-Vac, Giant in Hunt Valley, Kohl’s Cares, Material Girls Quilt Shop, Target in Cockeysville, Wegmans in Hunt Valley
One Million Smiles and Counting
On September 17, 2015, Case for Smiles volunteers delivered the ceremonial millionth pillowcase to a hospitalized child in each of its 120 chapters across North America. Each child received a specially designed pillowcase to celebrate our milestone. In addition, schools across the country declared it “National PJ Day,” and celebrated in honor of the millionth milestone.