Girl Scouts sew to help Children's Hospital

8:09 AM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The Meadowbrook Elementary Girl Scouts are hoping to use their sewing machines to make a big impact.

They've launched Operation Slumber Party and Light Up The Night which aims to collect 1,000 pillow cases and 500 flash lights that will be donated to kids receiving treatment at the Children's Hospital.

The campaign was inspired by Josh Weil, who passed away ten years ago at the age of three from cancer. His sister Grace is a member of the Girl Scout troop. "It's incredibly humbling to think that this is a boy who was here for 3 years and has, for the past ten years, inspired people to do incredible things to help other people," says Josh's mom, Therese Weil. She says one of her favorite memories at the Children's Hospital is when Josh would steal the flashlights from nurses and play with them in the dark.

Operation Slumber Party and Light Up The Night is asking people to sew pillow cases, donate flashlights, even just donate fabric. All of those things can be dropped off at their event happening Saturday, April 13th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Calvary Church in Golden Valley. You can also drop them off anytime at one of the locations below:

Crafty Planet: 2833 Johnson Street NE - Minneapolis
Meadowbrook Elementary - 5430 Glenwood Avenue - Golden Valley
Uncle Franky's - 10160 6th Avenue North - Plymouth
The Beauty Lab - 681 Winnetka Avenue North - Golden Valley

If you need a place to sew, call Crafty Planet at 612-788-1180 to arrange a time to stop in.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt spent the morning with these hard working sewers.

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