Stitch a Memory Bear. Create a Forever Friend

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VITAS Healthcare of Sacramento

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VITAS Healthcare is looking for people who love to sew and who are able to share their skills with hospice patients and families.

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 pants, 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.

This is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community. By taking time out of your busy week you can make the biggest difference in another's life.

Must be able to sew from a Simplicity Pattern or a simple Carol's Zoo Bear pattern. Stuffing and pattern is provided by VITAS.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Sacramento

Location:

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.

Description

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Sacramento and surroundingSacramento, CA 95816

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Quilting
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 Memory bears a month
  • Must know how to sew from a Simplicity Pattern or Carol's Zoo Bear pattern.

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