Share your sewing skills - become a Memory Bear Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


133-Q Gaither Drive133-Q Gaither DriveMount Laurel, NJ 08054


The mission of Caring Hospice Services is to coordinate patient and family services while respecting their choices, values and beliefs. Caring Hospice Services has patients in communities throughout Southern New Jersey who are in need of friendly visits from individuals willing to give a few hours per month. Our patients reside in private homes, nursing home and assisted-living facilities throughout Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties. Memory Bear Volunteers share their time and talents to transform the clothing of patients into keepsake teddy bears for our grieving families. Bears are sewn from gently worn items of the patient’s clothing such as a flannel shirt, nightgowns, sports shirt, or a favorite dress. The bears help provide comfort, a sense of security and hold many special memories after the loss of a loved one. Volunteers must own and have experience with a sewing machine and be able to follow a teddy bear pattern. The fabric is provided by the family; the pattern and stuffing are provided by Caring Hospice and the creativity is provided by the volunteer. Bears are made in the volunteer’s home.


  • Sewing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must have experience with a sewing machine and be able to follow a teddy bear pattern.

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