In April, the Tampa team of BBVA Compass attended the annual Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon to benefit Joshua House. One team member, RSS Sammi Marlis-Ronshausen, supports Joshua House in a very special way. She makes pillowcases for the children who live at the Joshua House. No two are alike. Each one is as unique as the children they are given to. Sammi makes 48 pillowcases each year and has been doing this for the last 5 years. She donates them for the children to keep. Each one represents a child’s precious life and the new hope they have.
Sammi also makes these pillowcases to another charity called Case for Smiles. She makes and donates an average of 65 to 80 pillowcases each year that are distributed to local children’s hospitals. These organizations do not have a budget to purchase supplies so Sammi donates her time, talents, and treasures with a happy heart. Sammi is making a difference in the lives of the children of her community.