“Alone we can do so little, together we can do “sew” much.” This is the club motto from one of the newest clubs at LMMS, “Sewing for a Cause.”
“Sewing for a Cause,” was comprised of interested 6th, 7th & 8th graders who met every Tuesday after school throughout the 2018-19 school year. The sewing club worked in conjunction with the national organization “Ryan’s Case for Smiles,” whose mission is to brighten the lives of sick children in hospitals through homemade pillowcases; helping kids feel better to heal better. This nationwide organization (with 120 chapters around the country) began in 2002 when mom, Cindy Kerr, began making colorful pillowcases for her 12 year old son Ryan who was diagnosed with bone cancer and in and out of the hospital for long periods of time. The pillowcases brightened up his hospital room and put a smile on his face. Pretty soon Ryan’s mom and other volunteers began making pillowcases for other sick children in local hospitals.
As this club gets ready to close out their first official year, LMMS Family & Consumer Science teacher and club advisor, Deirdre Thorp, says they have a lot to be proud of. The goal was to make as many fun, whimsical, quality pillowcases as possible to donate to the pediatric departments of the Lehigh Valley Hospital. As of early May, club members have sewn 50 pillowcases that will be donated to the Lehigh Valley Hospital. Sewing Success!