Giraffe Grins

Friday, January 13, 2012

I want to talk to you guys about this awesome organization that I am a part of called Giraffe Grins! Giraffe Grins is a charity organization that's mission is to brighten up the lives of children in hospitals around the nation by brightening up their rooms! Giraffe Grins makes and donates brightly colored pillowcases to hospitals to help bring up the spirits of children. The idea is that by giving the environment a more happy feel, we can in essence bring a small bit of happiness and hope to a child.

This organization was started by Dee Brady of The CSI Project and dedicated to Baby Chase. To find out more information on how you can be a part of this cause visit:

I am an affiliate for this charity and I am accepting fabric donations for those who would like to donate brightly colored kid's prints for this cause.  I will make the pillowcases and donate them to Boston's Children's Hospital.  For more information on how to donate fabric, you can contact me at  If you are interested in becoming an affiliate, please contact Dee at It would be awesome to have an affiliate in every state, coloring hospitals throughout out nation!

Testimonials (as seen on The CSI Project):

“I just want to thank you for doing this project. My daughter who will turn 3 in a few days has leukemia. She has a great prognosis, but the treatment process is very long (2.5 years, longer for boys). Even without any compications it is a tough journey. You are right, even something small, like a pillow case can have a big impact. My daughter had 6 scheduled hospitalizations, each time we stay for two nights. During her first hospitalization someone donated a number pillowcases and all of the kids on her floor were able to pick one. Jenna picked a hot pink polka dotted one. It brightened my day to think that someone took the time to make it and she loved that she had a special pillow case.
Thanks again, you are making a difference!”
~Julie from Missouri
“We’ve recieved a few of these pillowcases. I remember Spencer getting one after his hip surgery last year. He was in a cast that went from his ankles to his belly button and the lower half of his body had to remain immoble for 5 weeks. Spencer didn’t understand that this wasn’t permanant so he was nery upset and sometimes panicky the first few days. He was given a bright colored pillowcase from one of the nurses and what was funny was that he did not want it on his pillow. He just wanted to hold it. He held that pillowcase the entire time we were in the hospital and after coming home. If I took it away for some reason, he’d get upset and we’d have to give it back. It really is the small things that help. I love that you do this.”
~ Kaylee from Arizona

1 comment

  1. this is awesome! i'm considering getting my sewing competition involved in a sewing charity. this might be the ticket! i'll contact dee for more info! ps- are you in boston? my sis lives there, I just visited a few months ago!