Stitch a Memory Bear. Create a Forever Friend

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VITAS Healthcare of Sacramento

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 104 people are interested
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Opportunity Description:

VITAS Healthcare is looking for people who love to sew and who are able to make simple 18 inch
bears for families who have recently lost a loved one. Interaction with families is not required! We provide
a pattern and stuffing fiber. You provide the sewing skills. We will deliver the clothing and pick up the finished bears at your desired location. This is a perfect way to "give back" without leaving home.

A Memory Bear, sewn by a volunteer with compassion and love, is a forever friend who can ease a hurting heart after the death of a VITAS hospice patient.

Sewn from a favorite pair of jeans, a pullover top, dress, bathrobe or nightgown, 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 parent or sibling.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Sacramento


2710 Gateway Oaks Blvd. Ste. 100 South, Sacramento, CA 95833, US

Mission Statement

VITAS recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing, and expanding services offered to patients and families. Through exemplifying VITAS values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are pro-active in helping to meet the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice program by actively recruiting, training, supporting, and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.


Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care.


We'll work with your schedule.


Rancho Cordova and surrounding areaRanco Cordova, CA 95670


  • Sewing
  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 12
  • Orientation or Training
  • One completed craft a month

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