VITAS Volunteer Memory Bear Crafter- VITAS Healthcare- St. Louis, MO 63146


(38.6882,-90.4472)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Near your home, school or business locationanywhere within 20 mi radius of 63146Saint Louis, MO 63146
Memory Bear Volunteers Rock!

About

VITAS Healthcare is currently looking for volunteers to make home-sewn memory bears to help comfort family members after the death of a VITAS patient. The bears are sewn from select items of the patient's clothing: a favorite pair of jeans, pullover top, dress, bathrobe, nightgown, etc. A Memory Bear may recall the closeness of a loved one, bring a smile to someone in distress. The bears can also offer a sense of security to a child who feels alone after the loss of a grandparent, parent or sibling. The fabric is provided by the family; the pattern, support and stuffing are provided by VITAS and the creativity is provided by the Memory Bear Volunteer.

Memory bears are a project that can be done in your own home and any time you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3434 or at Emily.Jokerst@Vitas.com.

Skills

  • Knitting
  • Sewing

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible according to your schedule & bear project
  • Sewing experience, ability to come to VITAS office to pick up/drop off bears, project supplies, etc.

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