Helen Langer of the Mary Ann Bothell Guild packed 177 pillowcases, 27 blankets and 16 travel pillows into suitcases last December. Since 1999, her guild has delivered similar suitcases to Seattle Children's every Christmas and Easter filled with items like these, which she and eight other members sew, knit and quilt throughout the year.
"We were told that there were enough pillowcases for each child at the hospital that day," recalls Langer.
Our guilds raise millions of dollars each year, making our volunteer network the envy of every hospital in the nation. ...cont.