On November 17, Bothell’s favorite fabric store, Keepsake Cottage is hosting a ConKerr Cancer sewing event from 11am-5pm to benefit kids that have Cancer and other life threatening diseases. Keepsake Cottage Fabrics has already donated a sizable amount of funds to the organization, now they are going to “sew for the cause”. Each year 44,000 children across North America are treated for cancer while thousands more experience life-changing illnesses and injuries. A hospital stay is a frightening experience for adults, and even more so for young children. Beyond the obvious medical fears and difficulties, a sterile hospital room lacks the comfort and warmth of home.
Thousands of ConKerr Cancer volunteers in 120 cities dedicate themselves to brightening these children’s lives through the simple act of sewing a bright, cheery pillowcase. As a result of their love and generosity, ConKerr Cancer has delivered more than 670,000 pillowcases in just six years to 250 hospitals throughout the country, creating ‘miles of pillowcase smiles’ for the children and their parents. In addition, ConKerr volunteers visit hospitals to sew with the children, breaking up the monotony of long, frightening hospital stays.
Come out and join your fellow Bothell sewers and spend some time supporting a great cause. The event will be held in the Keepsake Cottage workshop, which is located in the rear of Country Village Shops.
Connect with Keepsake Cottage on their Facebook page or give Julie’s team a call at: (425) 486-3483