Members of Michigan No. 225 (Bannister, MI) like to put their creativity to good use in order to comfort others. Their highlighted projects were an opportunity for the YELL! youth to learn new skills, as well as a chance to give comfort to foster children and hospice patients.
No. 225 is very proud of the YELL! project the members did for the benefit of foster children as part of the Michigan Youth Opportunity Initiative. They made 37 winter fleece hats and 28 pillow cases for the children to receive when they first arrive for help and it was theirs to keep and take with them wherever they went. It was a comfort to know something was theirs.
The YELL! members met in the morning, had lunch, and finished in the afternoon. Two girls had sewn before but the rest of the members learned to sew, cut, and iron that day. What fun to see their interest grow as they saw their finished projects.
|Members show their completed pillows and hats.|
To make the hat, you will need: fleece fabric, measuring tape, scissors, thread, and sewing machine.
No. 225’s Join Hands Day Project was to make items for hospice. Members made lap robes, adult clothing protectors, catheter bag covers, neck pillows, and hand pillows. Over 600 items were completed.
The neck pillows are used to support a weak and tired head of hospice patients or a traveler on an airplane.
|Neck pillows made by members.|
Here are some easy-to-follow instructions for neck pillows:
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