Wee Care

The Dogwood Chapter is honored to participate in SAGA's ongoing service project, Wee Care Gowns. Members sew and smock simple bishop-style gowns and bonnets to donate to area hospitals--Novant Hospital in Huntersville, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville, Iredell Memorial in Statesville as well as the Be Not Afraid ministry.  

These gown, lovingly made, provide comfort to families who are experiencing great sorrow. Some parents use the gowns as burial gowns, some use them as baptismal gowns and others keep the gowns as a keepsake -- for some it will be the only garment ever worn by their child.
Dogwood guild asks each member to make two gowns per year and some make more than this.   The guild provides fabric , patterns, instructions and support.  Many members have found that making Wee Care gowns has increased their smocking skills and built their confidence.  Gowns can be simple or more intricate, and are suitable for the beginner to the advanced smocker.  Completed Wee Care Gowns are given to Gail Benson, the coordinator of the Wee Care project. Contact us for more information.


Wee Care Pictures

 
The Dogwood Chapter of SAGA is growing and our Wee Care program is expanding!  In the past five years we have donated an average of 50 gowns per year.

The generous giving of their time and talent is much appreciated by the families that receive these special gowns.  Some of the beautiful gowns that have been donated by members are shown below.