VITAS Healthcare is looking for Memory Bear Sewing Volunteers

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VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 50 people are interested

VITAS' Memory Bear Volunteers make home-sewn bears with compassion and love to ease a hurting heart after the death of a VITAS patient. The bears are sewn from items of the patient's clothing: a favorite button down shirt, t-shirt, pair of pants, pullover top, sweatshirt, dress, etc. A Memory Bear may recall the closeness of a loved one, bring a smile to someone in distress, or offer a sense of security to a child who feels alone after the loss of a grandparent, parent or sibling. The fabric is provided by the family; the pattern, support and stuffing are provided by VITAS and the creativity is provided by the Memory Bear Volunteer. Experienced sewers and seamstresses are preferred.

Memory bears are a project that can be done in your own home and any time you are able to contribute is greatly appreciated. This is a great project for church groups and organizations who would like to make a difference. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314) 682-3434 or at Emily.Jokerst@Vitas.com

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About VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis

Location:

1801 Park 270 Drive, Suite 150, Saint Louis, MO 63146, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1801 Park 270 DriveSaint Louis, MO 63146

(38.68969,-90.44913)
 

SKILLS

  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Experienced sewers preferred.

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