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Handmade Pillows for Breast Patients

Heart to heart: The heart shaped pillow project

Do you like to help others while having fun and meeting new people? At Heart to Heart events, we make heart-shaped pillows and drainage bags that have been specially designed to be used by breast patients. The pillows have a unique heart-shaped form that, when placed under the arm, is helpful in making the patient more comfortable after major breast surgeries. The drainage bags are small bags with long straps that are used to store patient's surgical drainage bags, freeing up the patient's hands.

No knowledge of sewing or other crafts is required, everything is explained on the day and easy to do! Come to one of our sessions to meet other members, have some fun and do some good.  Check the calendar for upcoming events!

If you're interested in hosting a Heart to Heart session, please fill out this form and one of our committee members will be in touch to schedule a date as soon as possible.

Pillows are donated to patients at our partner hospital Sana Hospital in Düsseldorf-Gerresheim and to the Internationale Senologie Initiative e.V., who are a point of contact for woman who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Annual Goal: 300 to 400 pillows by October

Get Involved

We meet regularly at a member’s home to make pillows and bags. 

  • Help us sew, cut, iron and stuff the pillows (no experience needed!)
  • Host a heart to heart session
  • Help us drop off pillows to the clinics

If you can’t give your time, consider making a financial donation.

  • Tax deductible
  • €50 can make 10 or more pillows!

Tax receipts for donations are available from the Club Treasurer.

Upcoming Heart to Heart Events

If you're interested in helping or donating, just shoot us a message! We would love to hear from you.


This project is on-going throughout the year — you can help at any time!

To receive our emails, just check the activities box for Heart to Heart in your member profile.


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