Teddy Bear Sewing-Enthusiast Volunteers Wanted - Use Your Skills to Comfort!
Holy Redeemer HomeCare and Hospice - Ocean County office is looking for those who can sew to craft keepsake Teddy Bears for survivors of someone on our service. The material for these Teddy Bears is the clothing of the deceased loved-one, provided by the family members requesting these keepsakes; this is what makes them unique and very special.
We are hosting a training to orient Sewing Enthusiast Volunteers to the nuances of the pattern used. This training is a pair of Saturday mornings, about a month apart: May 4th and June 15th, from 10 AM to noon/1 PM on each date. You need to attend both.
This project has been operating at the Mercer County office for about 3 years with overwhelming appreciation from those who take advantage of this program. Having a close reminder of their loved-one, to squeeze and hug at moments when the loss is palpable, is a simple gift to help ease a hard time.
This is an on-going volunteer project. Once trained, our hope is that each volunteer will be able to make 1 Teddy Bear each month, for most months of the year. (Yes, snow birds are welcome.) Please, only step forward if you have a sincere interest to make these special keepsakes for others.
I need to say that this is NOT a teaching-to-sew class. You must already know how to sew, at a minimum skill level of being able to 'make a sleeve.’ Also, this is a machine-sewing project... NOT hand sewing.
If you are interested in being part of this new sewing group, please reply to this post for more information and to register for the class.
We'll work with your schedule.
throughout Ocean Countybut our office is located inToms River, NJ 08755
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- After the training, we are hoping that each volunteer can craft one Teddy Bear every 4 to 6 weeks. There is also the time to attend meetings to drop off and pick up new assignments.
- You must already know how to sew. This training is specific to the pattern; it is NOT a skills class. Also, this is a sewing machine based project.