- Johns Hopkins Children’s Center
- University of Maryland Children’s Hospital
- Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
- Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore
- Gilchrist Center of Baltimore
- Anne Arundel Medical Center
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center
- Camp Sunrise/ Camp SunSibs
- Abilities Adventure Camp
DROP OFF SITES
- 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
- The Finishing Stitch, Dover PA
NEWS & EVENTS
Welcome to our Chapter. We hope you will join us in helping children feel better to heal better.
In 2021, the Baltimore Chapter delivered 2,373 pillowcases collectively to hospitals throughout Maryland. Even during the COVID-19 restrictions, we were still able to deliver pillowcases to several hospitals. This would not have been possible without the many amazing smile makers who share their time and talent with us.
Miles of Pillowcase Smiles is here. Please consider sewing one or more pillowcases to donate in September. If you prefer to sew with your friends, we would love for you to host an event in September. I hope that the Baltimore Chapter can equal or exceed our total from last year.
A big shout out to Ellicott City Sew Vac, Kohl’s Eldersburg and Kohl’s Ellicott City who all hosted Pillowcase Sit and Sew/ Workshop events during the month of September
Thank you to everyone who created adorable pillowcases for our month long Miles of Pillowcase Smiles campaign in September 2021. The Baltimore Chapter added an amazing 1,361 pillowcases to the overall goal of 55,00 pillowcases.
I am in need of volunteers who like to iron. I have pillowcases that have been washed and are ready to be ironed and packaged. If you love to iron or are in need of some service hours, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Kudos to the Oakland Maryland Chapter of Eastern Star for donating 63 adorable pillowcases. Thank you to Liz and all of the wonderful volunteers for making smiles.
Union Church organized a Serve Day on July 10, 2021. We were one of many organizations and community members that they served. This impressive group of volunteers ironed and packaged over 350 pillowcases. Many thanks to this hard working team of volunteers. A special thank you to Elssa who reached out to me.
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 310 pillowcases for 2020! 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.
A wonderful group of neighbors and friends in Hunt Valley sew pillowcases once a month. In 2019 they have made 379 pillowcases!
In September 2018, Cindy Kerr and Missy Lusk made a surprise visit to the Hunt Valley friends. Cindy shared her inspiring story and then they got down to business and cut, pinned, sewed and processed pillowcases. Of course there was a ton of laughter!
Parkdale High School’s Family and Consumer Science students presented our chapter with 65 pillowcases in 2020. Even with virtual learning, the students found a way to sew. I want to recognize their dedicated, amazing teacher, Susan Bistransin, who navigates them through the process. THANK YOU PARKDALE HIGH SCHOOL!!
I want to send a HUGE shout out to Spring Grove Middle School. I recently received 128 pillowcases from them. The pillowcases are colorful, fun and so well done. I am truly in awe of their creativity and sewing ability. I also want to thank their inspiring teachers, Lyn Greco. WAY TO GO SPRING GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOL! This donation is truly amazing since the 2019-2020 school year was impacted by COVID 19.
If you and your friends get together to sew pillowcases, please let me know. I’d love to spotlight you too!
70 On the Road Again themed pillowcases were delivered to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for a virtual Camp SunSibs. Enjoy!
170 Luau themed pillowcases were delivered to Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for 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
If there is any Girl Scout interested in working with the Baltimore Chapter of Case for Smiles to earn her Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, please contact me.
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.