Teddy Bear Sewing-Enthusiast Volunteers Wanted - Use Your Skills to Comfort!

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Holy Redeemer Hospice - Ocean County

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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 will host a training to orient new Sewing Enthusiast Volunteers to the nuances of the pattern used. This training is a pair of Saturday mornings, about a month apart: dates to be announced, but will be based on those who are interested in joining.

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.

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About Holy Redeemer Hospice - Ocean County

Location:

1228 Route 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08753, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to care, comfort and heal. Hospice volunteers provide companionship and support to people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. They visit patients in private homes and in long-term care facilities and they offer the gift of presence, by listening, acknowledging and affirming the journey ahead.

Description

We seek emotionally mature individuals who demonstrate the personal qualities of empathy, flexibility and the desire to make a difference in another person's life.

Volunteers offer support to the patient and their family, often providing much needed respite for caregivers. They also provide practical assistance such as running errands, preparing a snack or performing light housekeeping.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

throughout Ocean Countybut our office is located inToms River, NJ 08755

(40.02071,-74.20619)
 

SKILLS

  • Sewing
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

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