TAMPA BAY

COORDINATORS

Jamie Hendrickx
Flora Bradbury

Email: cases4smiles4tampabay@yahoo.com

HOSPITALS

  • All Children’s John Hopkins 
  • Brandon Regional Medical Center
  • Lakeland Regional
  • Ronald McDonald Charities
  • Sarasota Memorial
  • South FL Baptist
  • St. Joe’s Main
  • St. Joe’s South
  • St. Joe’s Mease
  • Tampa General

DROP OFF SITES

NEWS & EVENTS

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

 

Want to stay informed of everything that is going on with our Tampa Bay Chapter?  Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the page or follow us on Facebook at //www.facebook.com/caseforsmilestampabay/

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd!  Watch for more information to come and a link to donate to our local chapter.  

 

We need your help!!

When: Dec 8 –  noon-2pm

Where: Kendra Scott in University Town Center Mall in Sarasota (140 University Town Center Dr., Ste. 230, Sarasota, FL.  2nd Floor, center area.  Park by Saks 5th Ave.)

What:  Come shop and get pampered!! (What could be better?)  Flo and Jamie will be at Kendra Scott on Dec 8: noon-2pm.  During that time, 20% of all sales in the store (online does NOT count) will be donated to Ryan’s Cases for Smiles – Tampa Bay Chapter.  

 

Ways to help:

  • Come to a sew day: Bring your sewing machine or serger and a basic sewing kit (thread, scissors, needles, etc.). You don’t have to know how to sew to help at a sew day.  We will teach you!!  We also need help ironing, bagging, counting, and boxing the cases.
  • Donate Money for fabric: Monetary donations for pillowcases is always welcome and much needed! There are no paid positions in this organization – we are all volunteers.  100% of the money donated buys fabric for pillowcases.  All other supplies are donated.  You can donate through the website by clicking the “Donate Now” button in the upper right corner of your screen and choosing “Florida-Tampa Bay” in the “Chapter” field.  You can also donate in person at any sew day.  If you would like to donate by mail, contact us by email at cases4smiles4tampabay@yahoo.com.
  • Hold your own sew day! Gather a group of friends, co-workers, church members, neighbors, or other group and hold your own sew day.  Need help running it?  Have questions?  Contact us!  We’ll help you!  Cases4smiles4tampabay@yahoo.com
  • Make pillowcases and drop them off at one of the convenient drop off locations. Directions to make a pillowcase can be found here:  //caseforsmiles.org/get-involved/#sew   Several quilt shops in the area have generously offered to be drop off locations for anyone wishing to contribute pillowcases.  Be sure to check the shop’s website for the hours of operation.

 

We made our September goal thanks to you!!!

Our Miles of Pillowcase Smiles (MOPS) Campaign was a complete success thanks to our amazing village of volunteers!  Our goal was to make 8000 pillowcases and our final total was 8,138!!!  We couldn’t have made it without all of your help!  Thank you for helping the children feel better to heal better!!!

 

November Sew Days

Monday, November 11: 10am-2pm  Inspire! Quilting and Sewing (101 N. Collins St., Plant City, FL 33563) This event is always on the 2nd Monday of the Month.

Tuesday, November 12: 10:30am-2:30pm  The Modern Sewist (2264 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota, FL 34231)  Date for this event varies monthly.

Tuesday, November 12: 1-4pm Sewing for a Purpose Beymer Methodist Church  (709 N. Lake Howard Dr., Winter Haven, FL 33881) This event is always on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.

Thursday, November 14: 10am-2pm  Cotton Patch Quilt Shop (8480 Cooper Creek Blvd., Ste 101, University Park, FL 34201)  This event is always on the 2nd Thursday of the Month. 

Tuesday, November 19: 10am-4pm  Scrap & Sew (16541 Pointe Village Dr., #108, Lutz, FL 33558)  Date for this event varies monthly.

Tuesday, November 26: 10am-4pm  Town ‘N Country Regional Public Library (7606 Paula Dr., Ste 120, Tampa, FL 33615)   This event is always on the 4th Tuesday of the Month.

Tuesday, November 26: 10am-2pm  Sweet Darling Quilts (26240 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Lutz, FL 33559)  Date for this event varies monthly.

 

December Sew Days

NOTE: No sew day at the Town N Country Library this month due to proximity to Christmas holiday – it will return in January.    Also, no sew day at Fabric Warehouse due to scheduling conflict – it will also return in January.

Monday, December 9: 10am-2pm  Inspire! Quilting and Sewing (101 N. Collins St., Plant City, FL 33563) This event is always on the 2nd Monday of the Month.

Tuesday, December 10: 10am-2pm  Happy Apple Quilts (13013 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, FL 33626)  This event will be on the 2nd Tuesday of every-other month.

Tuesday, December 10: 10:30am-2:30pm  The Modern Sewist (2264 Gulf Gate Dr., Sarasota, FL 34231)  This event will be on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month going forward.

Tuesday, December 10: 1-4pm Sewing for a Purpose Beymer Methodist Church  (709 N. Lake Howard Dr., Winter Haven, FL 33881) This event is always on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.

Thursday, December 12: 10am-2pm  Cotton Patch Quilt Shop (8480 Cooper Creek Blvd., Ste 101, University Park, FL 34201)  This event is always on the 2nd Thursday of the Month. 

Tuesday, December 17: 10am-2pm  Sweet Darling Quilts (26240 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Lutz, FL 33559)  Date for this event varies monthly.