ST. LOUIS - Ryan’s Case for Smiles celebrated a milestone in the nonprofit’s history – the delivery of its 1 millionth pillowcase – at each of the 120 chapters across North America and selected Mercy Children's Hospital. The organization has been providing specially made pillowcases to Mercy Kids in St. Louis since 2010.
In addition to volunteers from the St. Louis chapter of Case for Smiles, students and staff from St. Charles City School District also attended to hand out pillowcases. The students are hosting a PJ Day to raise money for material and a Sew-In Day where they will make more pillowcases.
Because a hospital stay can be a terrifying experience for a child, Case for Smiles provide whimsical pillowcases that give the children an emotional boost and remind them they are not defined by their illness.