'11-'12 Pillowcase Challenge
The 2011-2012 Oak Hill Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), OHHS Science Committee and United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT), Council 380 participated in One Million Pillow Case Challenge. Suggested by American Patchwork & Quilting, we accepted the challenge to help reach the goal of donating one million pillowcases to local charities. At this time 399,329 cases have been donated. Many charities can benefit from the donation of a pillowcase and the challenge allows you the opportunity to donate and make a difference in your community. Additional information may be obtained at http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/.
The local groups chose to donate hand made pillow cases to Serenity House, a shelter serving victims of domestic violence in Jackson and Gallia Counties. Pictured left: UCT members collaborated by supplying fabric and sewing skills. FCCLA students, Rani Maddix, Peggy Shack, Helen Harmon and Marissa Ferrell, honed their own sewing skills, making a variety of pillowcases to catch the eye of young and old, boys and girls that may be away from home in difficult circumstances.
In addition, Oak Hill science teacher, Tammy Nevil, organized a couponing program. Oak Hill students and parents used their bargain shopping to provide a bag of toiletries, children’s books and a stuffed animal toy with each pillowcase. Pictured right: Science Committee members Autumn Casey and Carolyn Snyder joined the work crew to pack toiletries.
Judy Ruth Hamilton, UCT member and FCCLA advisor, along with UCT Fraternal Secretary, Ruth Ruth, organized the event.