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Volunteer From Home - Craft your way into the heart of a hospice Patient

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Heartland Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 57 people are interested
Craft

Do you live in Will County? Do you enjoy making crafts? Can you crochet and/or knit? Turn your hobby into healing by becoming a craft volunteer...all from the comforts of your own home! Heartland Hospice needs more talented craft volunteers to donate items that will bring comfort to patients facing life-limiting illnesses. The sky's the limit when it comes to what will bring a smile to a patient's face, but some suggestions include: crocheted lap blankets/shawls/slippers, cards for every occasion (birthdays, holidays, "thinking of you," etc.), veterans appreciation items, stuffed animals (teddy bears) or any other craft item that will brighten a patient's room.

Once you have items ready to donate, staff will gladly pick them up at the volunteer's destination of choice or donations can be dropped off at our Frankfort business office. This is your chance to make a BIG difference without even leaving your doorstep! Please contact Heartland Volunteer Coordinator Belinda at Belinda.obrien@hcr-manorcare.com or 815-469-7100 if you're interested in donating handmade gifts of comfort to our hospice patients. We're waiting to hear from you!

Heartland Hospice provides end-of-life services to patients and their families throughout Will County, Southern Cook County, Kankakee County and Grundy County.

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About Heartland Hospice

Location:

20960 S. Frankfort Square Rd., Suite C, Frankfort, IL 60423, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide quality hospice care to patients with a limited life expectancy, as well as, support to thier caregivers. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced through palliative and specialized supportive care designed to meet the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of the patients and caregivers. Hospice care is provided by an interdisciplinary team utlilizing an approach to the care delivered to patients either in their own home or extended care facility; working cooperatively with area health care providers and other community resources. Heartland Hospice strives to provide care to all who are eligible and need hospice care irrespective of ability to pay. We help to bring dignity and honor to a dying patient and we aim to comfort the family throughout the dying process.

Description

We are made up of a dedicated team that focuses on enhancing the quality of life by providing comfort care as well as spiritual, social and emotional support to patients in the final phase of a terminal illness. Our program stresses human values that go beyond the physical needs of the patient and we strive to ensure that our patients spend their final days in dignity and comfort.

We depend on our volunteers to help us give the full circle of care that our patients and their families need during this challenging time.

Mandated background check, TB test, extensive volunteer orientation and training given. New volunteer orientation is offered continuously throughout the year. Please call Belinda O'Brien @ 815-469-7100.

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Sewing
  • Quilting

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12

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