Goal reached for 'Every Pillow has a Story' pillowcase project
One last workday recently wrapped up the local contribution to the One Million Pillowcase Project.
Earlier this year, Luverne High School Senior Mira Uithoven joined the challenge as part of her FCCLA National Leadership Service in Action project with the assistance of her 4-H Club, the County K9s.
Uithoven’s goal was to fundraise for materials and sew 50 pillowcases, of which 35 would be donated to local children and 15 would be given to the Sanford Children’s Hospital.
Her 4-H Club members finished the last of the sewing Monday, April 18.
Uithoven called her project, “Every Pillow has a Story.”
When she began her project, Uithoven recognized each child is fighting life’s battle and they all have different experiences and stories. She saw it as her job to make one of the pages of their stories a great one.
“Many people can relate to that feeling, after a long and stressful day of work or school, when you finally lay your head down on your pillow and you’re just like ‘Ahhhh, finally the day is over.’ I started the project to give children that ahhh moment,” she said.
Now that her project is finished and the pillowcases are ready for distribution, Uithoven said the final story for the project is written for herself.
“A pillowcase is something that I take for granted everyday and for the children receiving it, this might be the first gift they have every received,” Uithoven said. “A little act of kindness can go a long way.”