A donation from the Delavan Lions Club has helped “ConKerr Cancer.”
The club earlier funded a Phoenix Middle School project to make pillow cases that are donated to the ConKerr Cancer Organization. The group then distributes the pillow cases to hospitals where they are given to children receiving long-term care.
So far, Phoenix Middle School students have just shy of 70 pillowcases.
The first year of the project, the teens at Phoenix made 18 cases. This year, the students really embraced the project and made nearly 50 cases.
Phoenix Middle School Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Terri Brown made the donation to Joleen Adkins, ConKerr Cancer’s Madison Area Coordinator, at the Lions Club’s May meeting at Greenies Clubhouse in Delavan.
The Delavan-Darien School District will accept donations for the pillowcase materials for next school year so students can continue to create the cases for the ConKerr Cancer organization as an ongoing service project.
The kids who sewed the pillowcases enjoyed learning the skills needed to create them. They really enjoyed the fact that they can use their sewing knowledge to help other kids in need feel special as they battle this life-changing illness, Brown said.