Girl Scout Troop 7800 Donate "Comfort Cases" to RMC

Posted 9/8/2017 in Regional Medical Center

More than 100 pillow cases, sewn with love by the members of the Dyersville Girl Scout Troop 7800, were recently donated to Regional Medical Center (RMC). These “Comfort Cases” were donated for pediatric patients in the Emergency Department and Medical/Surgical/Intensive Care Unit at RMC.

“This is a great idea and we are so grateful to the Troop,” said Dr. Craig Thompson, Emergency Services Medical Director. “Our pediatric patients will love them.”

The girls are working on a Bronze Award. They worked over 20 hours on the project, learning to hand stitch and ironing on tags. Troop Leaders Beth Lutgen and Cindy Engelken then reinforced the cases.

“Beth and I wanted to teach the girls a skill that they could use for the rest of their lives and show them that paying it forward will always come back to you,” said Cindy. Fellow Troop Leader Beth added, “Our Girl Scouts were focused on selecting a project that would impact the community and they were focused on helping children like themselves. They were excited to help children feel comfortable when they are in the hospital.”

RMC is thankful for the generosity and thoughtfulness of the Troop!

Photo 1, L-R: Beth Lutgen, Cindy Engelken, Tonya Hasleiet, Karen Schmitz, Dr. Craig Thompson

Photo 2, L-R: Theresa Truog, Carol McWilliams, Beth Lutgen, Cindy Engelken