I have done different types of volunteer work through the years.
I started out with helping at Shelters, then found myself going to various Assisted Living facilities visiting with the elderly
people. I loved their smiles and how they had so much enthusiasm shown with having others care. I started to do B-I-N-G-O
for them just to add to their activities and have been doing now for almost 10 years. I then started talking with some
ladies from my Church and we started doing various pillow cases for them. Some ladies made them from the start and others
added a cute lace or embroidered nice designs. This seemed to catch on and I started enlisting others to help.
After having 3 family members with cancer, and losing 2 dear friends close to my heart, I decided to extend the pillow cases
onto Hospitals and other organizations. In January of 2011, the 3rd to be exact, after talking with several friends, we came
up with the name " Sweet Pillow Blessings" and the charity actually started on a new level.
Now we have done several hospitals with kids that are going through some tough cancer treatments and also some
shelters. For a few years we have done the Children's Home in Florida. The Assisted Living facilities will always be close
to me and I will always do them as well.
We have now grown leaps and bounds with the wonderful donations and kind deeds of others. We contnue to grow
to different States and want to be able to do all of them. Even though there are some tough guidelines that need to be adhered
at the different places that accept the pillow cases, just seeing the smiles at the end will forever be worth it.