Giving Back: Shriner’s and Twirligirli

Giving Back: Shriner’s and Twirligirli

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TG Friends,

Many of you know that Twirligirli works with Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Galveston as one of the organizations we give back to. For several years TG has gifted our handmade goods to the boys and girls who reside as patients at the hospital. Items include play gowns and courage capes, and most recently, newly designed hospital gowns. Our last giveaway project was recently completed and funded by friends of Twirligirli who sponsored a hospital gown for burn patients at Shriner’s. The boys and girls wear these gowns when they are at the hospital for surgeries, treatments and ICU care.

Here are two examples of TG’s hospital gowns — boy’s on left, girl’s on right:

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The gowns have plastic snap openings at the shoulders for IV tubes and a back opening that fastens on the side for  coverage. We hand pick 100% cotton fabrics in prints we think kids like that are fun and colorful, such as Peanuts, Comic book characters, Ninja Turtles, and Disney Princesses.

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Twirligirli worked with Judy Chavez (above) on this project, previously the donations supervisor for Shriners. She said our cheerful hospital gowns have motivated children to get out of bed and do the physical therapy required for their healing. Judy was a joy to work with and helped guide us through two good hospital gown projects with Shriners. Twirligirli will miss working with her and wishes her the best!

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Also, our dear friend, Carol Lobb, of Galveston, has once again helped sew the gowns beautifully for Twirligirli so that they can handle multiple hot water washings at the hospital. We can’t thank her enough!

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Once again, we’d like to thank every individual who helped sponsor a gown this past season. Each one of you helped make a difference and motivate Twirligirli to keep working towards our mission: to offer a dose of cheering up to children who need it the most.

For more information, or if you would like to contribute to Twirligirli’s charitable mission — whether that be in donations or ideas of who we can next help — contact us at emailtwirligirli@gmail.com.

Peace and Twirls,

– TG Team (Cathy, Meagan, and Carly)

 

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