Charities

The Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center participates with Ryan’s Case for Smiles and Project Linus by being an official drop-off point for anyone wanting to donate pillowcases or blankets throughout the year.


Ryan's Case for Smiles

Ryan’s Case for Smiles is a team of caring people dedicated to a very important, but simple mission:

“A Case for Smiles – Helping children feel special while battling life-changing illnesses.”

How you can help:

  • Make a cheerful pillowcase
  • Donate fabric or other sewing materials
  • Donate funds to help purchase supplies and expand the effort

All donations will be applied to the Ryan’s Case for Smiles chapter you designate.

Pillowcases we collect are delivered to:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH)
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC)
  • Emerson Hospital
  • Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
  • Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Instituteproject-linus-donations
  • Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGH)
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children
  • Special Citizens week at Camp Fatima
  • Yawkey Family Inn

The Boston chapter sews with the children at:

  • Boston Children’s Hospital (BMC)
  • Boston Medical Center (BMC)
  • Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center
  • Hole in the Wall Camp
  • Jimmy Fund Clinic at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGH)
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children
  • Yawkey Family Inn

Volunteers are needed to sew pillowcases, sew in the hospitals with the children, wash and iron pillowcases, etc.

Local Ryan’s Case for Smiles representative:

Marie Nader, Boston MA Coordinator

ryanscaseforsmilesbos@gmail.com

978-448-2636

For more information go to www.caseforsmiles.org


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Project Linus – “Providing security through blankets”

The Greater Boston Area Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gift of new, handmade, washable blankets, quilts and afghans, lovingly created by “blanketeers.” Over 5 million blankets have been delivered since 1998.

How you can help:projectlinus2005-1

  • Make a blanket.
  • Donate fabric or other blanket-making materials. Materials must be new, unused, and washable. (cotton or cotton/poly blend fabrics, batting, washable yarn, thread)
  • Donate funds to help purchase supplies and expand the effort.

All donations will be applied to the Project Linus chapter you designate.

Types of blankets are accepted:

  • New, handmade, washable, blankets and afghans for giving to children ages 0-18 years. (“Handmade” or “homemade” – something that is not commercially manufactured or purchased). All blanket styles are welcome, including quilts, tied comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted Afghans, and receiving blankets in child-friendly colors.
  • Blankets can be as small as 36″ × 36” or as large as twin size for teens. The majority of Project Linus blankets are about 40″ × 60″, or what is called “crib size.”
  • For more detailed information please go to www.bostonprojectlinus.com.

Blankets are collected and distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies or anywhere that a child might be in need.

Blankets we collect are delivered to:

  • Anna Jacques Hospital
  • Holy Family Hospital
  • Lawrence General Hospital
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Shriner’s Hospital for Children
  • St. Memorial Hospital

Local Project Linus Coordinator:

Lucy A. Maiullari
Bostonprjlinus@aol.com
508-566-0993