COLUMBIA / MID-MO

COORDINATOR

Ginger Beasley
glbeasley@charter.net

HOSPITALS

• Children’s Hospital
• St. Mary’s Health Center
• Ronald McDonald House
• Hannibal Regional Hospital
• Northeast Regional Medical Center
• U of M Pediatric Psych Center
• Rusk Rehab Center
• Bothwell Regional Medical Center
• Foster Home Care of MO
• Western MO Medical Center(Warrensburg)
Lake Regional Medical Center

 

DROP OFF SITES

• Rooster Creek
• Appletree Quilting Center
• Specialty Quilts
• Satin Stitches
• Quilt 4 U

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Welcome to our Chapter. We hope you will join us in helping children feel better to heal better.

News

CFS volunteers come in all shapes, sizes and…….AGES. Pictured below are two of our youngest, and one of our oldest “smiles makers.” With just a little adult help, Jonathan  (6) and Adelyne (8) have sewn many cheery pillowcases for our Mid-MO Chapter. It is our hope that they’ll continue to share their wonderful talents to help children in need of a smile.

Seated in the front row, wearing a bright pink top, is Mary Streeter, 83 years young. She is amazing, in ever so many ways. Several years ago she fell and broke both hips, but she did not let that get her down. When not busy at her church being the Janitor or the Kitchen Host, she’s tending to outside flowers, baking treats for neighbors, making quilts, or sewing pillowcases.

She has been participating in Case for Smiles since 2013, and has contributed an average of 111 pillowcases per year.  Always looking for a good sale on fabric, she is such a good ambassador for the organization that she has many friends that donate to her periodically to purchase fabric.   And when explaining the cause, she has had total strangers donate money to her in the fabric cutting counter line and in check-out lines. Mary is an inspiration to all of us.

We are thrilled to share that we made our very first delivery to Lake Regional Health System.  Thank you to all of the volunteers  who sewed beautiful pillowcase smiles for the children.  Click here to read the full press release.

“The pillowcases have brightened the mood of multiple pediatric patients,” said Amy Funderburk, R.N., Lake Regional Emergency Department director. “Being a patient in the emergency department is often very scary for a child. These wonderful gifts make it easier to establish a good rapport with the children.”

Volunteers from the Mid-Missouri chapter of Ryan’s Case for Smiles donated hand-sewn pillowcases to hospitalized children at Lake Regional. Ginger Beasley, the Mid-Missouri coordinator, is pictured with Mary Lou Gamm, R.N, BSN, RCN-OB, Lake Regional Women and Children’s Service Line director, and Terri Hall, CTFA, Lake Regional Fund Development director.

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Appletree Quilting in Columbia will host two (2)  “Give Back Monday” Sewing Events on Sept. 20th, and October 18th from 10:00-4:00. Fabric will be provided by the shop, but you’ll need to bring your own machine, sewing accessories and lunch. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. Our space is limited, so reservations are required. Please e-mail Ginger @ glbeasley@charter.net to sign up! Looking forward to having you join us!

Attending the Midwest Child Life Conference in November with fellow MO coordinator, Cindy Growcock. There were 24 states represented.

 

 

 

 

These women from “The Newcomers/Longtimers” group at the Lake of the Ozarks sewed 84 pillowcases during  a November event. Imagine that…and they’re still smiling! !! Thanks ladies!

 

 

 

 

Happy Faces Made Happy Cases” at a Kohl’s sewing Event on April 25, 2019. Even after a full day of work, these ladies gave up their evening to help sew, iron and bag 121 pillowcases at “Hobby Lobby.” The catered lunches provided by Panera Bread helped too! Thanks everyone!

Our chapter held our 8th annual Pillowcase Workshop in April at the 1st Presbyterian Church in Fulton, MO.  We made 258 pillowcase smiles!

Our chapter held a workshop with the American Legion Auxiliary on June 4, 2019. 81 “smiles” were sewn that day!