Cook Children's Stitch-a-Wish Program

“Cook children’s Medical Center is a non-profit children’s hospital in Fort Worth Texas. I am the Program Coordinator in the Volunteer Dept. One of the programs I supervise is the Stitch-a-Wish program. This program is for those who sew, knit, or crochet and want to make items for the patients. It ranges from pillowcases, blankets on up to items used for medical play or g-button (feeding tube) covers. the Volunteers make things using their own time from home, mostly and they pay for supplies and fabrics and then donate it to the hospital. We have a quarterly get together with these stitch-a-wish volunteers in the hospital atrium where the patients and siblings come down and meet the stitchers and learn how to make a small stuffed travel pillow. The program has been in place for around 15 years and has grown to 400+ volunteers. ” explained Christy Beck.


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