With the hope of brightening the days of patients at Children's Hospital Central California, the AT&T Pioneers spent the last six months sewing pillowcases and making activity kits.
Called "Sweet Dreams," the volunteer arm of AT&T sewed more than 200 pillowcases made of soft flannel or cotton. The employees and retirees also collected small toys, crayons, books for 50 "Boxes of Comfort."
The fruit of their labor paid off when they saw the smiles their put on eager patients' faces when they delivered the pillowcases and activity boxes.
"We know so many of our families have been forever touched by this hospital," said Cindy Lee, president of the Golden Bear Chapter of the AT&T Pioneers. "It's our way of saying thank you."
The AT&T Pioneers rallied in whatever way they knew how, to make this project a success. Some members donated money, while others sewed and purchased supplies. Some even bought sewing machines and took lessons after work so they could stitch pillowcases.
"Children's health issues and health issues in general are near and dear to our hearts," said Lee.
The group plans to continue creating "Sweet Dreams" and "Boxes of Comfort" for Children's patients.