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Group sews special caps for children spending holidays in the hospital

Some children won't be home for the holidays this year and instead will be spending it in the hospital. One group is hoping to make that experience a little bit brighter.

SAN ANTONIO — With a tradition that’s 20 years strong, one local group of quilters has made something different and unique each year as a way to give back to the community.

This year, they came together to make nearly 300 surgical caps for kids ranging from newborns to 18 year olds who are spending this holiday season at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.

“I’m hoping they find the right one for them. We have flamingos to snails to Superman to Star Wars,” Michelle Mangold Willbanks, the marketing manager at ‘Sew Special Quilts’ said.

In past years, the quilters have handmade pajama bottoms, pillow cases and quilts for children in shelters such as St. PJ’s Children’s Home.

“I hope they get well and get to go home, and if not, that they get to experience the holiday spirit within the hospital and get to be with family and friends,” Willbanks said.

For anyone that wants to get involved, the store has instructions on how to make the caps on their website.

They will be accepting donations at their location on 5139 TX-1604 Loop #110 all through 2019 and plan to have several “sew-in” days.