While you're sheltering in place, we continue to welcome your volunteer support during this challenging time. Samaritan is looking for people with big hearts and generous spirits to join our volunteer team. Your heart can touch someone else's heart...
Support Samaritan's families by making mini clay heart keepsakes for our staff to share as part of a ritual with our families who just lost their loved one on Samaritan’s services.
We place the hearts inside blue velour bags with a beautiful verse to go along with it. The hearts are placed in the caregiver’s hand to honor and memorialize the patient.
Check out this video about the hearts: https://youtu.be/uMxMMVrQwu0
Make as many as you like - once or ongoing. Service hours awarded. Supplies NOT provided.
Finished hearts may be dropped off or mailed to Samaritan's administrative office: Sharon Wenner, Samaritan, 3906 Church Rd., Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. Deliveries may be made Mon-Fri, 8:30a-4:30p (excluding 12-1p).
It is essential that they are made to the below specifications in order to fit into the small velvet bags they are kept in:
We require mini hearts (1.5" wide, ¼" thick) so they fit inside the velour bags. The thickness is important so they do not snap when held.
Sculpey brand clay (other brands do not harden as well). You can find it in many craft stores and online, including, Polymer Clay Superstore https://polymerclaysuperstore.com/search?q=sculpey+iii&type=product.
Heart cutters - mini (1.5" wide)
You can also find the cutters at these links:
Single red cutter: https://smile.amazon.com/Cookie-Cutter-Red-Heart-Shape/dp/B07P53TNKQ/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=heart+cutter+1.5"&qid=1601384717&sr=8-3
Single stainless cutter: https://www.amazon.com/Mini-Heart-Cookie-Cutter-1-5/dp/B06Y115GJQ
Single stainless cutter: https://smile.amazon.com/Fox-Run-3370-Cookie-Stainless/dp/B0000CFTS3/ref=sr_1_57?dchild=1&keywords=heart+cutter+1.5"&qid=1601384995&sr=8-57
Single cutter: https://www.etsy.com/listing/452593646/mini-heart-15-cookie-cutter-valentines?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=1.5"+heart+cutter&ref=sr_gallery-1-4∨ganic_search_click=1
Set of 12: https://www.etsy.com/listing/228705367/1-dozen-mini-heart-15-cookie-cutters?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mini+heart+cookie+cutter&ref=sr_gallery-1-3∨ganic_search_click=1
Any amount is welcome either ongoing or one time. All donations are greatly appreciated!
You’re welcome to mail the finished hearts. Please include a note with your name and address so we know they are from you and can send a thank you note. Samaritan, Attn: Sharon Wenner, 3906 Church Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
You may deliver to our receptionist: Mon-Fri, 8:30a-4:30p (excluding 12-1p)
Samaritan's mission is to provide extraordinary compassion and professional expertise to help our patients, clients, and those who care about them, live their best life every day.
Samaritan is a not-for-profit organization that contributes to the health and well-being of our community. We provide unparalleled services with respect, dignity, and compassion for all people affected by serious, progressive illness or grief. Samaritan approaches each person and family in our care with reverence for the sacredness of life, while developing and sustaining a relationship that is serving, trusting, authentic and caring. Choosing Samaritan is choosing comfort, support, dignity, and help.
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