SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LOCATIONS
The Fabric Shop - NEW ADDRESS effective 12/2014 - 15832 Main Street , La Puente, Ca. 91744 -
(626) 964 6300 www.thefabricandupholsteryshop.com
Pollard's Sew Creative- 1934 E Route 66 , Glendora, Ca 91740 (626) 335 2770 www.pollardsewcreative.com
Sew N Sew - 160 N Glendora Ave Suite # E, Glendora, Ca 91741 www.sewnsew.com
Pollard's Sew Creative- 27 S. First Ave, Arcadia, Ca 91006 www.pollardsewcreative.com
The Sewing Studio - 107 S. Fair Oaks Ave So Pasadena, Ca. 91105 - (626) 795 - 9494 www.4theloveofsewing.com
Quilt N Things--2411 Honolulu Ave Montrose, CA 91020 818-957-2287 www.quiltnthings.com
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY and NORTH LOCATIONS
Boothill "Patches" Fabrics : NEW ADDRESS 9749 Mason, Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 709-2678 www.patchesfabrics.com
Sewing Machine Warehouse NEW DROP OFF LOCATION - 16214 Nordhoff Street, North Hills, CA 91343 (818) 435 2844 www.kneedle.com
Quilty Pleasures GREAT LOCATION! 1742 E Los Angeles Ave, Simi Valley, Ca (805) 581 1577www.quiltypleasures.org
SOUTH BAY AREA LOCATIONS
Sew Creative Café 1726Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, Ca 90278 (310) 413 3933
DON'T SEE A DROP OFF LOCATION IN YOUR AREA:
You can send pillowcases, donations and fabric donations directly to my home address:
Shirlee L Walker
Ryan's Case for Smiles LA
17350 E Temple Street Space 349
La Puente, Ca 91744
626 715 0617 cell
MY INSPIRATIONS: Martha Spierer (aunt) lost her to Liver Cancer in 2011. It was such a shock from diagnosis to your passing was only a month and a few weeks. You were such a wonderful person and did so much for others. We will try to carry on that tradition by helping the children in the hospitals fighting cancer and other serious illnesses.
Many others in my life who have experienced cancer either by being affected themselves or having a loved one go through treatments or losing a loved one to cancer. Cancer (no matter what type) is a terrible thing for anyone to go through -- for the person and to their loved ones. We are getting more and more treatments for different cancers and early detection means that we are fortunate to be able to live through what once would have been a death sentence. My hope is through research and development we will be able to find cures for all types of cancer. I lost my grandmother to uterine cancer, my best friend just finished treatments for cervical cancer and is currently cancer free, my aunt is undergoing treatments for breast cancer, lost my cousin (her daughter) to breast cancer, my uncle is undergoing cancer treatments and we lost Aunt Martha last year to Liver Cancer.
Beverlee Michalak (my mom) who we lost in 1995 to blocked arteries. We miss you very much and know that you are watching us and guiding us. I remember when you took in a family friend and her children when their house burned down even though we barely had enough to feed us (two adults, 5 children, 2 dogs and a cat) you found a way to make it all work. You were always giving and I remember this in you and hope to make you proud with the work we are doing for the children in the hospitals. You also taught me to sew from a very young age. It has given me so much to give back to others. I am so happy to be able to teach others to sew a pillowcase to give to children who are fighting for their lives against Cancer or any other serious illness. I remember what it was like to be in the hospital as a child -- for several weeks . You were an amazing Mom and I only hope that I am half the person you were to others. I miss you and will always love you!
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all my family who have stepped up and helped me so much in the last four years-- My Husband Wes, for putting up with pillowcases everywhere, learning to sew and now teaching others and being my spokesperson. My "MOM" Sandy, who has always supported me in this effort, tells everyone that will listen and has learned to sew pillowcases as well. Jessica my son's girlfriend, who got roped into helping because she was here --- has learned to sew and now teaches others, fixes the machine malfunctions, and has been a huge help when we were keeping everything at the house and had to take it in and out of the house (up the stairs and down). My son, Jason, when he could help us (due to work) also learned to sew a pillowcase and has been supportive through all of this as well.
I have many friends who have helped in many ways, Sandy H, Karen, Laura, Alyssa, James, Sean, Cowboy, Moe and Annette. You guys made these last four year very successful. Thank you all for your support and help in getting to this point. I appreciate everyone of you and know that you all help when you can. There are many more people that have helped and supported me and if I didn't mention your name specifically know that I do appreciate what you do everyday to help us in this effort. We have others that have been a huge support to us Pam, Donna, Anita, Jamie and so many more!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OR DONATIONS:
HARD ROCK CAFE - UNIVERSAL CITYWALK / HOLLYWOOD - www.hardrock.com
US STORAGE CENTERS - www.usstoragecenters.com
DAVID TEXTILES - www.davidtextilesinc.com
ROBERT KAUFMAN - www.robertkaufman.com
CUT & SEW SUPPLIES - Los Angeles, Ca
Sew N Sew ----www.thesewnsew.com
The Fabric Shop -- www.thefabricandupholsteryshop.com
New Moon Textiles - www.newmoontextiles.com ( CLOSED)
The Sewing Studio- www.4theloveofsewing.com
Norwalk Moose Lodge- www.norwalkmoose.org (Our first event was held there!)
US Storage Centers - www.usstoragecenters.com
La Roux Salon- www.larouxbeauty.com
Pollards Sew Creative in Pasadena and Glendora -- http://www.pollardsewcreative.com/
Boothill "Patches" Fabrics - www.patchesfabrics.com
Max's Mexican Food -- www.maxsmexicancuisine.com
Quilty Pleasures --http://www.quiltypleasures.org
Sew Creative Café www.sewcreativecafe.com
Nails By Sharon
ALTA LOMA SEW N VAC - www.altalomasewing.com
Give Back America - http://www.givebackamerica.com
Comerica Bank Employee's - City Of Industry/Brea for their continued support!
KOHL'S EMPLOYEES - Glendora, Lakewood (Long Beach), and Walnut (City of Industry) - You guys are awesome! Thank you employees for making pillowcases and helping us bring smiles to these children.
Six Flags Magic Mountain -- supports us by donating tickets for raffles drawings.
Knott's Berry Farm -- Supports us by donating Tickets for raffles drawings (Three years in a row!)
Gap Store - Citadel - You guys Rock! Thank you for all the beautiful pillowcases you made for the kids.
Girl Scouts of America Troops - Thank you for all your support and help in making pillowcases for the sick kids in local hospitals. Many troops work with us on a regular basis. Your troop leaders rock!
Students from South Hills High School, Teacher - Ms Hert -- Thank you for the awesome pillowcases by the students. They have supported us two years in a row ---- thank you so much for your support and making a difference in the life of a sick child!
Students from Rowland High School, Teacher Ms. Stella - Thank you for the awesome pillowcases by the students.
Students from Bishop Amat, Teacher Ms. Swanson - Thank you for the awesome pillowcases made by the students.
Students from Cal Poly -- Thank you for your help and support-- you guys Rock!
Students from Walnut High School - What awesome helpers you were. Thank you soooo much!
Students from Diamond Bar High School Honor Society -- What a great group! Thank you for all your help!
Students from SAN GABRIEL HIGH SCHOOL - RED CROSS CLUB -- Thank you for sewing, ironing, cutting, and packaging pillowcases! This is our third year with them!
To Everyone else who has given and/or helped to make pillow cases THANK YOU ALL from the bottom or our hearts for bringing smiles to these children.