Creative Discovery Museum To Host Pillowcase Factory To Benefit Ryan’s Case For Smiles

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St. in Chattanooga, is partnering with the Ryan's Case for Smiles to assemble 100 pillowcases this Saturday from noon-4 p.m. All pillowcases will be donated to the Ryan's Case for Smiles Nashville chapter. 
 
Ryan's Case for Smiles gives the pillowcases to children undergoing hospital treatment for serious illnesses. "The whimsical pillowcases give children a much needed emotional boost and help kids feel better to heal better," officials said.

 
This event allows Museum guests to participate in any of the assembly line stations and help create a fun, colorful pillowcase made from child friendly prints. Museum staff and local volunteers from Modern Quilt Guild, SensaCalm and Old Navy at the Terrace will facilitate each of the assembly line stations. SensaCalm will also donate all of the fabric used during the Pillowcase Factory.
 
Through the process, children and their caregivers will learn about breaking a large project into smaller steps to accomplish a goal as quickly as possible. "There is great value in being a small part of a larger project and feeling like one's contribution is important, no matter how small the task may seem," organizers said.



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