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Sewing Memory Pillows for Families of Hospice Patients

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Heritage Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 7 people are interested
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Looking for a way to make a difference? Bring comfort to a family who recently lost a loved one. Create a unique pillow from the loved one’s shirts or other clothing so family will always be able to hold their memories close.

Schedule depends on your availability, committing to whatever time it takes to create this memory within a few weeks of a patient’s passing. You can complete this project from your home. We will arrange times to meet you when picking up/dropping off items. Materials, instruction and companionship with other persons also making pillows will be provided.

Here are the steps to joining our team:

  • Application - click on document below!
  • Interview - to discuss your interests and availability as well as opportunities to serve
  • References from at least two adults who know you well
  • Background check - no charge. Proof of citizenship will be needed.
  • TB Screening - A two-step screening and one TB test annually are required upon acceptance into the Hospice Heritage Volunteer Program (no charge)
  • Orientation Training - Introduction to hospice and our team. Experienced artist will assist with learning how to make pillows.

When
Your time is extremely flexible, with expectation that a pillow will be created within two to three weeks of a loved one’s passing. You will not be alone in this project.

Where
Sewing can be done from home. Supplies from office at: 7215 E 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Skills
Sewing ability and experience.

Good for
College students, retired persons, anyone with free time


Requirements

Ages 18 and above
Background check, TB Screening and US citizenship, Completion of Orientation
References from at least two adults showing responsibility

More Information
If you have questions prior to deciding to applying, please call or text Suzi Keown, Heritage Hospice coordinator at (463) 207-6730 or email Suzi at skeown@heritagehos.com.

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About Heritage Hospice

Location:

7215 E 21st Stret, Indianapolis, IN 46219, US

Mission Statement

Committed to Superior Care

Description

Together, our staff has over 40 years of hospice experience! Our team of advanced illness experts provide a compassionate dedication to every patient’s care, taking into account his or her changing physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Our ultimate goal is to support both our patients and their loved ones while honoring their wishes and ensuring comfort. We achieve this goal by utilizing our staff’s extensive experience in end-of-life care and finding creative solutions to any complication that may arise.

Often the reaction to the word "hospice" is one of sympathy and discomfort. We believe that the opportunity to support patients and loved ones at a difficult time in life’s journey could have no greater reward. Being immersed in a culture of service and commitment, to not only to those for whom we provide care, but to each other, is a privilege and brings an unexpected satisfaction. The members of Heritage Hospice have a sincerity and devotion found only in those with the "hospice heart".

Community
Health & Medicine
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

7215 E 21st StreetIndianapolis, IN 46219

(39.79565,-86.04109)
 

SKILLS

  • Sewing
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Hours are flexible. Our goal is to complete a pillow within two to three weeks after a patient passes.
  • TB screening & US Citizenship. References from at least two persons verifying character and ability to sew.

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