Metro OKC Chapter Delivers BIG

Congratulations to our Metro OKC Chapter on achieving a major milestone. Since their first gathering in 2008, they have worked tirelessly to sew and deliver 60,000 pillowcases to children admitted for care to OU Children’s Hospital where every child receives a “smile” upon admission.

Recently, this dedicated group was joined by Mike Glover, of KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City, who featured the chapter in their Something Good segment. This committed group celebrated with cake and special t-shirts. You can view the broadcasted feature by clicking here.  Congratulations on a job well done Metro OKC. We are grateful for all that you do to comfort children and their families.

Flyers Charities – Hockey Fights Cancer

Season of gratitude!  As part of Hockey Fights Cancer, Flyers Charities awarded Ryan’s Case for Smiles a $25,000 donation to support our teen sibling support program. This program helps teen siblings of cancer patients cope with the many challenges they face, connect with others and have fun. Pictured accepting the donation are Cindy and Gavin Kerr.  Thank you Flyers Charities for validating our work with teen siblings by supporting our efforts to help families cope.

WSFS bank – We stand for service!

Thankful for our 15 year partnership with WSFS Bank.  At this much look forwart tWSFS’s annual day of service, we had a fun time learning new skills for some, sharing old stories (Thank you, Bob) and enjoying the beautiful music made by our sewing machines. Everyone agreed the hum of a sewing machine is very therapeutic!🙂 #gratefulforyou

Saint Joseph’s Unversity Alpha Kappa Psi Brothers in Action!

Reunited with the brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi at Saint Joseph’s University to kick off the 2023-2024 school year with service! This extra special group took a break from studying for mid-terms to create pillowcases for children in their local hospitals. “SEW” much fun was had by all❣️#gratefulforyou

18th Annual St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service

As a first time site participant for Villanova’s St. Thomas of Villanova Day for Service, which included over 4,000 faculty and students, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome of our day!  September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  This special event aligned beautifully with our Miles of Pillowcase Smiles campaign where Ryan’s Case for Smiles strives to sew 1 pillowcase per child in treatment or 40,000 pillowcases.  This ambitious group of students sewed 401 pillowcases that will be added toward our goal! It was wonderful to see these passionate students metamorphosis throughout the day from first time sewers to masters of their new craft by the end of the event!  Let’s go NOVA!,

2023 Frank A. McKee Golf Classic!

The annual Frank A. McKee Golf Classic raises money for a different charity each year. This year McKee Builders selected three notable organizations as benefactors to their event.  Ryan’s Case for SMiles was honored to be chosen alongside the Tails of Valor Paws of Honor Program, Inc. and the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation as one of the benefactors of The Frank A. McKee Golf Classic.  Thank you to McKee Builders for partnering with us to spread the word about our mission and to bring coping resources to families at a time when they need them most.  #gratefulforyou

Baker Tilly Stewardship Week 2023 – Ain’t no Mountain too High for This Team

This annual two day event far surpassed expectations and led to a new record. Over 800 pillowcases were ironed, packaged and/or sewn by this seasoned crew of supporters. We were honored to be joined by a Baker Tilly employee’s son, Lucas who was a pillowcase recipient of ours! Lucas, THANK YOU for inspiring us all. Always love working alongside this special team! Link to full video: 2023 Baker Tilly Stewardship Week

Summer Fun at Arkema!

Team building at its finest! We had a great afternoon building Coping Boxes for siblings and sewing pillowcases for hospitalized children with this wonderful team from Arkema! Thank you for helping us deliver these invaluable coping resources to families in our local community! #gratefulforyou

“Clap along” with us to thank GBLI! work with this incredible team from GBLI again this summer in support of the children and families served by our mission.  This philanthropic team exemplifies the spirit of service!  Thank you for inviting us back and for treating our volunteers like royalty!  Reach out if you would like to plan an event like GBLI’s with your team.




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