Calico Rock church supports Care Caps’ mission

Liz Moad and Carol Campbell of Calico Rock UMC United Methodist Women present $200 to Mary Philips, founder of Care Cap Connections.

Since four of its members attended a Care Caps “sew-in” three years ago at Mount Eagle Retreat Center, Calico Rock United Methodist Church has been blessed to support Care Cap Connections. The church’s United Methodist Women have now hosted three sewing events for this nonprofit that provides free, comfortable head coverings for patients going through chemotherapy. The organization reaches thousands of patients in major cancer treatment centers around the country, and every cap is free to the wearer.
Calico Rock UMC Care Cap events have included participants from other churches and the surrounding community, and have resulted in approximately 300 caps completed for delivery. Additionally, Calico Rock UMC’s United Methodist Women contribute $200 to Care Caps each year.
This year, following Calico Rock UMC’s sewing event, the church’s two Ozark Mission Project teams left for camp. Early in the week, one of the church’s campers contacted Mary Philips, the founder of Care Cap Connections, to obtain a cap for a “neighbor” she was serving. Mary put a cap in the mail that day to Cabot UMC for the camper to share with her neighbor.
Calico Rock UMC hopes to continue to host these inspiring events at least once each year.  Visit www.carecaps.org to learn more about this ministry.
—submitted by Carol Campbell