My favorite Pilates/stretch instructor mentioned that her daughter's Girl Scout troop is working on their Silver Award. The girls have decided to make Beads of Courage Bead Bags for young cancer patients at Duke Children's Hospital and the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Units at UNC Hospitals. It is a great project - the cancer patients get beads each time they visit for a treatment, blood work, or doctor appointment and they keep their beads in the home-made colorful bags.
The girls needed donations of fabric, thread, ribbon and pins....who better to donate to a good cause than quilters! I am proud to say that my quilting bee, "The Threads of Friendship" donated yards of fabric as well as sewing supplies and 30 completed Bead Bags (shown below). Thank You to a great group of women!!
This is a wonderful opportunity to teach girls to sew while they also are learning about the trials of kids dealing with cancer. The girls are hoping to make over 50 bags by the end of September and they will continue to make them throughout the year. Way to Go Raleigh Girl Scout troop 883!!!
Also, check out Diane Moore's blog and website Striving For More, she brought Beads of Courage to the Triangle after her daughter's courageous fight with cancer.