Make A Difference


 God gave us talent and creativity to share with others.
Giving gifts of compassion is our way of serving the LORD.


Every Christmas, Pillows from Heaven will give sachets to abused women living in shelters. We call them gifts of compassion. 
Each pillow comes with a prayer note and a bag of smoothing lavender potpourri.

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“For by grace you have been saved by faith…” – Ephesians 2:8


*** Meet our Magnificent Women ***


Their lives were temporarily interrupted by Lupus, Cancer, Heart Transplant, Kidney Failure,
Domestic Abuse, Drug Addiction and Rape  “…and still they rise”.

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  “Demetria” – Domestic Abuse     Beverly & Demetria “Pat” – Breast Cancer
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“Clare” – Drug Addiction   “Beverly” – Heart Transplant & Cancer   “Donielle” – Lupus & Kidney Disease


“We carry illness, we carry hardships, and we carry pain; Yet we hold faith, happiness, love and joy.
We are lights of inspiration – w e   a r e   m a k i n g   a   d I f f e r e n c e .”



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Donielle at the LA Lupus Orange luncheon    Mini Sachet Pillows 7” x 7” scented with potpourri

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of our sachet pillows will be donated to the Lupus foundations –
the Cancer Foundation and to organizations that support abused women. 



Demetria –  Domestic Abuse: 

“Although I have been free from physical abuse for many years, I still feel that I am a part of the community of battered women. I have not forgotten the pain and humiliation of being beaten, degraded and humiliated by someone I loved. The painful memories of running from house to house and to shelters for battered women, with my young daughter in tow, trying desperately to escape my abuser, propels me to reach out to others victims.” 



”free yourself, like a gazelle, from the hand of the hunter…”    Proverbs 6:5



The statistics for violence against women in the United States are shocking. More needs to be done to put an end to this horrific crime against women. Pillows from Heaven is joining the fight against Domestic abuse, contributing products, clothes and financial support. 




Donielle Artese– in Cedars Sinai Hospital for 32 days –  She endured kidney failure, and a host of other complications. She wrapped up in this unique blanket made by her mother, Demetria – the blanket is designed with satin crosses, and has healing scripture embroidered on it.










Donielle – Lupus and Kidney failure.

“Doctor’s said I would not survive such a vicious, deadly lupus attack.  Well, look at me now.”   Not only did I survive, I made it to the Red Carpet. Oh, I still have lupus, and I do not underestimate its potential fury. But I make a conscious decision to live in perfect health every day, and I surround myself with things that make me smile; Like my two baby “dogs”, my girl Bailey and my “old man” Kahlua whose 14 years old. I am happily pursing my dream of acting and I also love fashion.  I design clothes, and my mom sews them for me. We are a perfect team. But when it’s all said and done, my greatest pleasure comes from knowing that God has given me special favor, and has filled me with passion to be an encourager to others.”  …


”my cup overflows…”  Proverbs 23:5


The Lupus Foundation of American estimates that 1.5 million Americans have a form of Lupus. There is currently no cure for lupus.  Learn more at  or 

D o n i e l l e ’ s    P r i v a t e   C o l l e c t i o n

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Click here to read Donielle’s testimony Donielle Artese – click here to see her acting reel




Mrs. Beverly Lundy

Cancer? Chemo? Radiation? Heart Transplant?  Look at her now! 

“HE restores my soul” – Proverbs 23:3











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“I feel totally blessed. And I strive to be a blessing to others. I hope that people will read my story and be encouraged to hang in there, team up with God, and… fight for your precious life!”


Cancer runs in my family. My birth mom died from cancer November, 1970, when she was 57 years old. My sister Bunny died from cancer in 1988 – she was 54.  As I write this story, I am 58 years old.   

Pat-before-surgery Pat-after-treatmentBecause of my family history of cancer, I made a conscious decision to have a mammogram every year. On May 20, 2000, my mammogram came back abnormal…At age 45, I had breast cancer too. The good news was, the cancer was detected at a somewhat early stage, and the tumor wasn’t too big yet. That meant I was a good candidate for a lumpectomy rather than a mastectomy.  

The battle was on. I had to have several lymph nodes removed and tested to see if the cancer had spread anywhere else. One node was indeed affected. I had to have several rounds of chemotherapy, as well as weeks of daily radiation. BUT…I would get to keep my breast!  What more can a girl ask for?!



“The human contribution is the essential ingredient.
It is in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live”



We at Pillows from Heaven have been deeply touched by lives of centenarians, and we plan to do our small part to help brighten their lives. To start with, we have designed a line of centenarian pillow cases for citizens100 years old and older that we give to them as birthday gifts.







 Mrs. Aretha Stockdon –101 years old  

image20“I have always had a healthy diet and I still exercise. A few stretches a day.” says Ms. Aretha, born January 19, 1911. She is very independent, lives alone, and has her own car. She drives herself everywhere, which includes, Second Baptist Church, in Los Angeles where she has been a member since 1947. She still sings in the church choir twice every Sunday. She has never suffered any of the chronic diseases – her only health concern is high blood pressure. She is very fashion conscious and still wears short shirts and high heels.  Ms. Aretha has one daughter and one granddaughter.

  Ms. Aretha Stockdon turning 100 – Honoring this special lady with a centenarian pillowcase.
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Standing with another choir member at Second Baptist Church, Ms. Aretha is holding her birthday pillowcase.


In 2010, according to the National Institute on Aging, there were about 80,000 centenarians in the United States. And like Ms. Aretha, many are functionally independent and generally full of life. Centenarians are instrumental in helping researchers uncover factors that can help the human race live healthy, vigorous and disability-free at older ages.

Unfortunately, in our youth obsessed culture, older citizens are often devalued and ignored. We at Pillows from Heaven have a special place in our hearts for centenarians and we plan to do our small part to help brighten their lives. To start with, we have designed a line of centenarian pillow cases for citizens100 years old and older that we give to them as gifts. Giving gifts of compassion is one of the ways that we serve the LORD.

If you know a special senior 99 years old or older and would like for them to receive a free centenarian pillow case, please call us at: 213 864-4396 9am–4pm EST.


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 Pillow cases will fit standard size pillow 20” x 26”. They are designed with a 4 inch decorative trim that matches the embroidered words.  Available in many colors. (insert pillow not included)

Best Gifts for Centenarians:

  • Centenarian pillow case –  by Pillows from Heaven
  • Slippers
  • Blankets
  • Flowers
  • Family pictures
  • Bath and Body works
  • Artwork