Got Sewing Skills? Share your talent and provide comfort to families by making VITAS Memory Bears


(29.8179,-81.3202)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Near your home, work or school in St. Augustineand St. Johns countySt. Augustine, FL 32086
Memory Bears- honoring service

About

VITAS Memory Bear Volunteers make home-sewn bears with compassion and love to ease a hurting heart after the death of a VITAS patient.

The bears are sewn from 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, or 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.

Skills:

Volunteers should have a desire to use their talents or hobbies to make a difference in someone’s life. Must have sewing tools: sewing machine, needles, etc. No professional experience is necessary, but creativity is a plus.

Skills

  • Sewing
  • Family Therapy
  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible! There is no minimum hours requirement
  • Must have own sewing machine. Everything else is provided

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