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. 

Stay healthy, Pillowcase Warriors, we need our village strong! 

Want to stay informed of everything that is going on with our Tampa Bay Chapter?  Follow us on Facebook at //www.facebook.com/caseforsmilestampabay/

Upcoming Sew Days

How can you help?

  • Sew pillowcases and drop them off at a drop off site.
  • Donate child friendly fabric
  • Donate funds for us to purchase fabric (all donations are 100% tax deductible)
  • Donate your time – come help us make pillowcases at a sew day
  • Organize your own sew day with your friends or community – contact coordinator Jamie Hendrickx at jamie.hendrickx@gmail.com if you would like help

 

Jan 8: Inspire! Quilting and Sewing Sew Day

Join us at Inspire! Quilting and Sewing (101 N. Collins St. Plant City, FL 33563) on Monday, Jan 8: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is the second Monday of every month.)

Jan 9: Maureen Gauzza Library Sew Day

Join us at the Maureen Gauzza Library (11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa, FL 33626) on Tuesday, Jan 9: 10am-4pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is the second Tuesday of every month.)

Jan 10: Two Crafty Mooses Sew Day

Join us at Two Crafty Mooses (1806 Bryan Rd. Brand, FL 33511) on Wednesday, Jan 10: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  Please email (twocraftymooses@gmail.com) or call (813-629-4415) to reserve your spot – space is limited!

Jan 16: Quilter’s Haven & More Sew Day

Join us at Quilter’s Haven & More (925 10th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221) on Tuesday, Jan 16: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is on the third Tuesday of the month.)

Jan 19-20: Ladies of the Lakes Quilt Show

Come visit our booth at the Ladies of the Lakes Quilt Show in Lakeland, Florida.  Stop by for a chat, some fun, and take part in our Opportunity Drawing!  We will have a few lovely gift baskets available!!  Fri & Sat (Jan 19 & 20):  10am-4pm.  Location: First Presbyterian Church (175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801).  Website for more info: Ladies of the Lakes Quilt Show

 

Feb 12: Inspire! Quilting and Sewing Sew Day

Join us at Inspire! Quilting and Sewing (101 N. Collins St. Plant City, FL 33563) on Monday, Feb 12: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is the second Monday of every month.)

Feb 13: Maureen Gauzza Library Sew Day

Join us at the Maureen Gauzza Library (11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa, FL 33626) on Tuesday, Feb 13: 10am-4pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is the second Tuesday of every month.)

Feb 14: Two Crafty Mooses Sew Day

Spend Valentine’s Day sewing with your friends!!  Join us at Two Crafty Mooses (1806 Bryan Rd. Brand, FL 33511) on Wednesday, Feb 14: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  Please email (twocraftymooses@gmail.com) or call (813-629-4415) to reserve your spot – space is limited!

Feb 20: Quilter’s Haven & More Sew Day

Join us at Quilter’s Haven & More (925 10th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221) on Tuesday, Feb 20: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is on the third Tuesday of the month.)

March 11: Inspire! Quilting and Sewing Sew Day

Join us at Inspire! Quilting and Sewing (101 N. Collins St. Plant City, FL 33563) on Monday, March 11: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is the second Monday of every month.)

March 12: Maureen Gauzza Library Sew Day

Join us at the Maureen Gauzza Library (11211 Countryway Blvd., Tampa, FL 33626) on Tuesday, March 12: 10am-4pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is the second Tuesday of every month.)

March 13: Two Crafty Mooses Sew Day

Join us at Two Crafty Mooses (1806 Bryan Rd. Brand, FL 33511) on Wednesday, March 13: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  Please email (twocraftymooses@gmail.com) or call (813-629-4415) to reserve your spot – space is limited!

March 19: Quilter’s Haven & More Sew Day

Join us at Quilter’s Haven & More (925 10th St E, Palmetto, FL 34221) on Tuesday, March 19: 10am-2pm.  We will make fun, bright pillowcases to distribute to children in 9 bay area hospitals.  (This event is on the third Tuesday of the month.)

 

Videos:

Pillowcase Instructions:  From how to cut the fabric to how to finish the case on either a sewing machine or a surger, this video has it all!  https://youtu.be/0beMuQUahBA

3 Minute Pillowcase all on a surger featuring our Speed Demon volunteer, Nancy Pridmore:  https://youtu.be/HfgC8aFN_Sk

 

 

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 coordinator Jamie Hendrickx by email at jamie.hendrickx@gmail.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! Contact coordinator Jamie Hendrickx at jamie.hendrickx@gmail.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.