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SYSK: 4-H club sewing project for sick children


by Danielle Wagner

CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) A sewing project means more than two dozen sick children will get a new, fun pillowcase.

"We made pillowcases, and it was really fun because I got to pick out my colors and stuff," said eight-year-old Japhy Holt.

Members of the Cedar Falls Lucky Hawks 4-H Club dropped the pillowcases off at Crazy to Quilt Shop in Cedar Falls.

The kindergarten through 12th graders made 26 pillowcases to be donated to children's hospitals.

It's part of a worldwide project called ConKerr Cancer. The goal is to provide homemade pillowcases to sick children.

"We're donating pillowcases we made through 4-H to a hospital," said nine-year-old Megan Pezley.

The club paid for the supplies through a grant from the Reach Out Iowa Network through Iowa 4-H.

"With the grant, we bought a bunch of fabrics and laid out and they got to pick and choose because each pillowcase takes two pieces of fabric. So they mixed and matched to figure out how to go," said leader Michelle Pezley.

During a meeting in December, the students cut the materials. Then in January, they used the sewing machines.

"I liked sewing," said eight-year-old Ingrid McGinnis.

The 4-H club members hope whether it's soccer or frogs, each child gets a pillowcase that brightens his or her day.

"So that people at the hospital will feel better," said Megan Pezley.

"We've really been focusing a lot on citizenship and understanding to give back to the community so we hope they learn about the process of giving because we're so fortunate," said Michelle Pezley.

And this service project won't be the last for this club...

"The kids are already asking when they can figure out another project to do," said Pezley.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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