The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Ascend Hospice is in need of sewing volunteers! After the loss of a loved one, Ascend Hospice offers a special keepsake to families- "Memory Bears" made out their loved ones clothing. Families donate 1-2 items of clothing such as a flannel shirt or favorite blouse, and the Memory Bear volunteer uses the clothing to produce 1-2 Memory Bears. We ask that the Memory Bears be made within 4-6 weeks of receiving the clothing. We will provide the Memory Bear pattern and the fill for bears. Families are incredibly moved, grateful and very appreciative upon receiving their Memory Bear(s) and you can be the volunteer who makes this happen! Please inquire to get involved!