A bag of stitches worth a pound of care

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DANVILLE — A sewing project is aimed at putting smiles on the faces of children battling cancer. Threads of Time fills with women sewing bags as part of Sadie’s Dream for a Cure.

The non-profit gives away handmade bags and goodies to children in the hospital. More than 150 totes are ready to be handed out. The women worked all day to finish them.

They say it may be a small gesture, but it makes a big impact.

“The smiles that they have when they open for the first time, they go, ‘This is for me?'”

A bag sewn with love. That’s what these women are making.

“The bags are stuffed with items that any bedridden child can use.”

Each bag is given to a child with cancer. Melissa Gouty wants to make the tough times easier.

“I hope it means hope. I hope it keeps boredom and despair out of their way.”

The mission is Sadie’s Dream for a Cure. The non-profit helps little warriors in their biggest fight.

“We hope to put a smile on their faces.”

Janice Heck came over from Springfield to sew. She says each stitch is rewarding.

“We won’t know the children who get them yeah, but they know that we care.”

The sound of accomplishment rings throughout the room each time one is done. Each one wouldn’t be possible without these women.

“Obviously, look at this group of women. Quilters are the most generous group you can find.”

Each kit comes with all the materials. All the women needed was a sewing machine. If you missed the event, there’s still time to help. Kits are available for anyone to make.

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