Orange County - Memory Bears
Volunteers for Community Impact
If you love to sew, Bear in Mind is a wonderful and rewarding project to be involved in. Each bear is unique and custom made with the individual patient in mind. Each is constructed completely out of memory material (garments and accessories) provided by the family for their special bear.
The Bear in Mind Program creates special memory bears to help bring healing and comfort to families. These special memory bears can provide a sense of comfort to those who are grieving. Cornerstone Hospice Bear in Mind volunteers have the privilege of crafting the bears from garments once worn by the patient, such as a favorite shirt, sweater, dress or blouse. These garments are transformed into memorable teddy bears by our volunteer seamstresses.
About Volunteers for Community Impact
3545 Lake Breeze Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, US
Our mission: "Improving Lives Through Volunteerism."
We are the leading organization for senior volunteerism in the greater Central Florida area, serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Just last year, 1,186 caring adult volunteers gave 438,683 hours of service. That is more than $9.5 million dollars worth of volunteer service being poured back into our communities.
Previously known as Florida Senior Programs, VCI has been the sponsoring agency for the REtired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Programs since 1977. Our 36 year presence has proven our aptitude for providing meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.
VCI provides membership benefits and support to volunteers aged 55+, at no cost to the volunteers or their volunteer stations. Just a few of the benefits of membership include: Supplemental insurance while volunteering, a dedicated coordinator, and matching to find the perfect position to fit the interest of the volunteer.