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Suggested Charities

This is a list of suggested charities to get you started, but by no means is an exhaustive list. Please contact charities in your local area before donating to make sure they are accepting pillowcase donations and to understand any restrictions on care, laundering, etc. If you have a charity you would like to see listed here, click here to submit.

  • Catholic Charities
  • Child Welfare Services
  • Church World Service
  • ConKerr Cancer
  • Department of Human Services
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Enchanted Makeovers
  • Hospice centers
  • Lutheran Refugee Services
  • Missions
  • Nursing homes
  • Oncology units
  • Operation Support for Deployed Military
  • Pediatric Surgery Centers of local hospitals
  • Red Cross
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Runaway shelters
  • Shriners Hospitals
  • Transitional Residences
  • United Way
  • Veteran’s clinics/hospitals
  • Victims of fires
  • Victims of floods
  • Victims of hurricanes
  • Women’s shelters
  • Youth shelters
  • YMCA’s
  • YWCA’s

Specific Charities

  • AFL-CIO Community Services

    1203 North 6th Street
    St. Joseph, MO 64501

  • Amazing Grace Pillowcase

    Pillowcases donated to Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital,
    homeless shelters and nursing homes in Jefferson County, Ohio.

  • Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • A Spark of Hope
  • Aldea Children and Family Services

    Ship Pillowcases to:
    1801 Oak Street, Napa, CA 94559

  • Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children; Wilmington, DE
  • Arbor Hospice; New Haven, CT

    Ship pillowcases to:
    228 Saugatuck Avenue
    Westport, Connecticut 06880

  • Back to School Clothing Drive; Phoenix, AZ

    Goal of handing out 2,500 pillowcases at their Annual Clothing Distribution in July.

    Ship pillowcases to:
    1212 E. Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85034

  • Blankets & Bears; Billings, MT

    1133 Kootenai Ave.
    Billings, MT 59105

    Pillowcases donated will go to 5 head start schools, foster care division of Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch, after school programs of Yellowstone Boys & Girls Club and several ill children in the care of Al Bedoo Shriner’s hospital.

  • Camp Starlight;

    Mail donations to:
    Po Box 80666
    Portland, OR 97280

  • Card Care Connection - Bundles of Cheer
  • Citizens For Quality Sickle Cell Care

    370 Osgood Avenue
    New Britain, CT 06053
    Pillowcases distributed to children with Sickle Cell.

  • Contra Costa Blue Star Moms
  • Creating Pillowcase Dreams

    Pillowcases donated to children battling cancer and cardiac defects that depend on blood transfusions. Accepting both completed pillowcases and fabric donations (1 yard needed for each pillowcase).

    For information, call Suzy Potter at (504) 939-9609.

    Ship pillowcases to:
    The Blood Center Foundation
    Attn: Suzy Potter
    2609 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70119

  • Cricket Comforts

    6 Glenwood Avenue
    Gorham, ME 04038

    Pillowcases donated go to Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Spring Harbor Pediatric Floors, Brighton Medical, Pediatric, Kenna Care Bags, Southern Maine Health Center Pediatric, Sweetser Christmas Stockings and other Children receiving health care in Maine.

  • Crossroads for Women;

    Ship pillowcases to:
    66 Pearl Street, Suite 326
    Portland, Maine 04101

  • David’s Cases to Comfort, Nashville, TN
    Pillowcases distributed to veterans at the Tennessee Valley VA Hospital in Nashville, TN
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital

    Dayton, OH

  • Families by Choice; Terre Haute, IN
  • Two homeless shelters in Indiana

    Ship pillowcases to:
    164 Allendale Court
    Terre Haute, IN 47802

  • Family Promise of Branch County; Coldwater, MI

    63 W. Washington St. PO Box 902
    Coldwater, MI 49036

    Pillowcases will be used in the shelter.

  • Friends of Pine Ridge Reservation; South Dakota
    Ship to either address, both will distribute pillowcases as needed:
    Little Wound High School
    Roots & Shoots Program
    One Main Street
    Kyle, Sd 57752
    Oglala Lakota CASA
    100 Crazy Horse Housing Bldg.
    Lower Level Cangleska Rd.
    Pine Ridge,SD 57770
  • Genesis Corner House; Bryan, TX
    A shelter for children ages 6-18

    April Jones
    PO Box 461
    Bryan, TX 77806

  • Girl Scout Silver Award; Brunswick, ME

    11 Baribeau Drive
    Brunswick, ME 04011

    Pillowcases will be stuffed with toothbrush, toothpaste and a storybook to promote bedtime tooth brushing and literacy skills. Also accepting fabric donations.

  • Grace Centers of Hope; Pontiac, MI

    35 E. Huron Street
    Pontiac, MI 48342

    Pillowcases will be used for the over 200 homeless men, women and children served on any given night.

  • Guardian Angel Animal Rescue; Livonia, MI
  • Haven for Hope; San Antonio, TX

    Homeless shelter for men, women and children. The charity also provides education, job training and other services for the homeless.

  • Hearts and Hands
    Distributes pillowcases to nursing homes, domestic violence shelters, fire victims and more.

    Ship pillowcases to:
    Attn: Cyndi Peters
    7107 Arlet Drive
    Jacksonville, FL 32211

  • His House; Miami, FL

    His House provides residential care for abused, neglected and drug-exposed children in a home-like setting.

  • HOPE Domestic Violence

    HOPE, Inc. is a private non-profit agency that offers shelter and confidential supportive services to victims of sexual assault or domestic violence and their families.

    Mail donations to:
    P.O. Box 626
    Fairmont, WV, 26555

  • Hope Lodge; click for locations
  • HSC Pediatric Center

    ATTENTION: Courtney Arsenault
    1731 Bunker Hill Road NE 
    Washington, DC 20017
    Pillowcases will be used for new admissions, birthday presents, and for cheering up the rooms of our long term patients!

  • Hugs & Stitches, Inc.; Goodyear, AZ

    11526 S. Morningside Drive
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

    Pillowcases are donated to all pediatric hospitals and respite facilities in the Phoenix area.

  • The Jared Box Project; Port Matilda, PA

    129 Fenwick Drive
    Port Matilda, PA 16870

    Pillowcases will be put inside Jared Boxes (boxes filled with toys and games and given to children as they receive chemotherapy or other medical treatments).

  • LeRoy Haynes Center

    233 W. Baseline Road
    La Verne, CA  91750
    Residential care and transitional housing for boys of all ages.

  • Little Dresses for Lexington; Lexington, KY
    Pillowcase dresses for girls in Haiti and Africa. Can send finished pillowcases or pillowcase dresses.

    Ship pillowcases to:
    Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center
    300 E. Third Street
    Lexington, KY  40508

  • Little Lambs Foundation for Kids; Logan, UT 

    858 W 2770 S
    Logan, UT  84321

    Little Lambs provides comfort kits to children who are transitioning into foster care throughout Northern UT.

  • Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation
  • The Maggie House; Charleston, AR

    1005 Second Street
    Charleston, AR 72933

    Pillowcases donated are for abused and neglected children.

  • MS Society; Athens, AL

    107 Coffman Circle
    Athens, AL 35611

    Pillowcases will be given to people diagnosed with MS.

  • Mutual Ground Domestic Violence and Assault Shelter; Aurora, IL
  • My Very Own Blanket

    P.O. Box 2691
    Westerville, OH 43086
    Pillowcases distributed to children in the foster care system in Ohio.

  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital

    c/o Family and Volunteer Services
    700 Children’s Drive
    Columbus, OH 43205

  • Open Door Mission; Omaha, NE
  • Orchard Place

    Orchard Place is a non-profit organization serving nearly 8,000 children annually with mental health and behavioral challenges.
    Mail to:
    Orchard Place
    925 SW Porter
    Des Moines, IA 50315

  • Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Baton Rouge, LA

    Contact to donate:
    Janice LeBlanc Muscarello
    (225) 765-7012

  • OU Medical Center; Oklahoma City, OK

    Belinda Anderson, Manager 
    The Children's Hospital Volunteers 
    1200 Everett Drive  Box 71
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104

    Please wash the pillowcases and place each one in a baggie so they can be handed out immediately to the children being admitted to the hospital.

  • Pillowcases for Oncology Kids
  • Pillows of Love; Palmyra, PA
  • Pillows of Hope; Cincinnati, OH

    Pillowcases will be donated to children and teens at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Must be 100% cotton or cotton flannel, no fleece please.

    Ship pillowcases to:
    Katie Dickert
    7852 Camargo Road
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

  • Quantum House; West Palm Beach, FL
    Provides a "caring place to call home" for families while their children are being treated for a critical illness or injury in Palm Beach County.
  • Queen Louise Home for Children

    Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands 
    516 Hospital Street
    Frederiksted, VI 00840

  • Quilts 4 Kids

    Ship pillowcases to:
    13045 South 2420 West
    Riverton, UT 84065

  • Quilts of Valor; Seaford, DE

    Pillowcases presented to service members and veterans touched by war, returning troops, and active deployed soldiers

    Ship pillowcases to:
    Quilts of Valor Foundation
    P.O. Box 1003
    Seaford, DE 19973-1003

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois; Springfield, IL

    610 N. 7th Street
    Springfield, IL  62702

  • Sacred Heart Shelter; Seattle, WA
    Homeless shelter for women and families.
  • Smiles for Sophie Forever; Avon Lake, OH
  • Soldiers' Angels
  • Sumner Hospice; Gallatin, TN

    Ship pillowcases to:
    Sumner Hospice
    510 East Main Street
    Gallatin, TN 37066

  • Sweet Pillow Blessings; Modesto, CA
  • Samaritan’s Purse; Boone, NC
  • Turner Syndrome Foundation

    1 Bethany Rd, Building 1, Suite 5
    Hazlet, NJ 07730

  • The Village Network; Ohio
    Provides foster care for kids all over Ohio
  • UC Davis Medical Center

    Children's Surgery Center
    Attn: Michelle Kim RN AN2
    2315 Stockton Blvd
    Sacramento, California 95817

  • University Hospitals Hospice

    Volunteer Services
    University Hospitals Hospice
    4510 Richmond Road
    Cleveland, OH 44128
    Pillowcases will be given to our patients who are receiving hospice care in their homes.

  • VA Medical Center; Louisville, KY

    800 Zorn Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Pillowcases are used in a variety of community services.

  • Walnut Avenue Women's Crisis Center

    Santa Cruz, California

  • Women’s & Children’s Hospital

    Child Life Department
    Attn: Janie Eldridge
    4600 Ambassador Caffery Parkway
    Lafayette, LA 70508

  • W-o-W Pillowcases; New Richmond, WI

    807 165th Ave
    New Richmond, WI 54017

    Pillowcases donated to Established International Christian Organizations such as Mercy Ships, Orphanages and other third world ministries.

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