DFW Stitch-A-Wish Program
benefiting Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX
The volunteers of the
Stitch-A-Wish program are an important part
of the uncommon care that
Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, provides to pediatric patients and their families.
Stitch-A-Wish volunteers sew for hospitalized
children. The program provides the patients with colorful, child friendly pillowcases
that brighten their rooms; medical play therapy dolls that help patients learn about
and understand the medical procedures they undergo; telemetry bibs that allow toddlers
mobility even while attached to heart monitoring equipment; saddle bags that give
bed ridden children a sense of independence by providing them with easy access to
their favorite things; preemie clothing for the tiniest infants to wear for their
long awaited first trip home. These items, and many others, are utilized daily throughout
the medical center for comfort, therapeutic play, arts and crafts, and safety.
The Stitch-A-Wish program was formed in October,
2005 when a call went out to the community for people who sewed to give their time
and talents to hospitalized children by providing them with items that normally
would not be available. The message was heard and the program has grown tremendously.
Since the start of the
program,several thousand items have been sewn and donated to ill and injured children.
The needs are ongoing and continue to grow as Stitchers create more items that make
the young patients’ hospital stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
A vision of the
program is that all patients receive their very own child-sized pillow and monogrammed
Cook Children’s pillowcase to use during their
stay and take home with them upon discharge. As a non-profit pediatric hospital,
this can only happen through the support of volunteers and donors who are willing
to give of their time and resources. Our invitation to sew is extended to everyone
interested in volunteering from home and becoming a part of making little wishes
come true in an uncommon way.
Please “click” on the tabs
above and tour our site. We hope you will join our group of dedicated Stitchers.
Thank you so much for your time!!
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