STM at MLK Day of Service

Small Things Matter ran a monster stuffies table to benefit the kids at Children’s National Medical Center at the MLK Day of Service at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on January 15, 2018 from 1-3pm. Children of all ages made stuffies either by drawing on canvas monster blanks or by using felt and safety eyes to decorate fleece monster blanks. They also sent along signed cards to send a happy greeting to each patient. It was amazing!!! Our thanks to Montgomery County Volunteer Center who hosted this wonderful event and to everyone who made a stuffie to brighten a child’s day!




Join STM at MLK Day of Service

Small Things Matter is excited to be a part of the MLK Day of Service 2018 hosted by Montgomery County Volunteer Center on Saturday, January 15, 2018.
The event will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, Maryland 20852) from 1-3pm. Please join us as we craft monster stuffies for Children’s National Medical Center.
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Happy Holidays from STM

Small Things Matters wishes everyone a holiday season filled with joy, peace, and love! We are grateful for your kind support and have enjoyed crafting goodies with you to cheer those in need this year. We hope to see more of you in 2018!

STM donation to Children’s Inn at NIH

Did you know that there are small things that you can do to help others? Collecting toiletries from your travels is an easy way to help those in need. These toiletries were collected from our family vacation and donated to help the families at the The Children’s Inn at the NIH . There are many small ways that we can help. For a list of other items you might donate please look here:

Meghan Arbegast, NIH Teen Ambassador Sponsor pictured with Lana Anderson, NIH Teen Ambassador

We’re official!

It’s official! We just received our IRS determination letter from the IRS on December 2, 2017! Hurrah! Our thanks to Difference Makers sponsor Bryan Goehring for all his help and support and whose words inspired the name of our non-profit. Thanks also to our many wonderful families and friends who have joined in to craft for others in need!
Lana & Roxanne

STM at KID Museum

Small Things Matter had a wonderful time making stuffies for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. at KID Museum on November 26, 2017. Together we made 32 stuffies were made in 2 hours! Our thanks to all the thoughtful children and their families for spending the afternoon with us crafting for charity and to KID Museum for hosting us. Hope to see you again soon!

Stuffie Making Workshop at KID Museum on Sunday, November 26

Mark your calendars! Small Things Matter will be at the KID Museum on Sunday, November 26th with a monster stuffies workshop to benefit Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Please come to our drop in sessions at 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, and 2:30pm and learn how to make a stuffie. We will supply the stuffie blanks and crafting materials and show you how to plan and create a fun monster using dollmaking techniques including sewing and installing safety eyes. Bring your imagination and join us in brightening a sick child’s day. #kindness #smallthingsmatter

STM and DM Delivers Its First Batch of Stuffies to the Inn

Small Things Matter and Difference Makers delivered the first batch of 75 stuffies created at Atia’s charity birthday party and at KIDfest 2017 on Thursday, October 26, 2017 to the The Children’s Inn at NIH Thoughtful Treasures Program.  The staff were oohing and aahing over the adorable monsters that were crafted.  They asked us to pass along their thanks to all of you for creating these awesome stuffies for the kids at the Inn.

Small Things Matter at KIDfest 2017

Small Things Matter partnered with Difference Makers at @KIDfest on September 24, 2017 to help children craft 221 stuffies for the The Children’s Inn at NIH Thoughtful Treasures Program.  The Inn is home to children receiving treatment at the NIH for rare diseases.  We hope these stuffies will help brighten their day.

If you would like to use your talents to craft stuffies to be donated to hospitals please contact us at To download our stuffie pattern and our STM tag look under our Projects tab.