JourneyCare is seeking Fabric Masks

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JourneyCare

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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While working at the Marshak Family Hospice CareCenter (2050 Claire Court, Glenview), volunteers support patients, families and staff in an acute-care, fast-paced environment. This location was Cook County's first free-standing hospice specialty care center. It is a place for world-class medical and psychosocial care in a home-like setting, and the 16-suite pavilion is designed to serve hospice patients who need intensive, 24-hour care. A blend of clinical, residential and functional enhancements deliver quality hospice care while maximizing patient comfort. Unique and meaningful assignments include: Hospitality Volunteer, CNA Assist, Care Companion, Baker/Shopper Volunteer and Activity Volunteer

Our target is 2000 masks so we can use all the help we can get. Please forward this information to friends and family members that are happy to sew.

Some advice from our lead volunteer for this project:

1. The first one will take a while but think production mode as you go

2. Don't worry about measurement marks for the pleats, you will get to be an expert at free form quickly.

3. Please pre-wash your fabric because they will be washed again, and we don't want them to shrink

4. Wire is available at stores like ACE hardware


Please drop off masks at our Glenview or Barrington offices

Marshak Family Hospice Care Center
2050 Claire Ct
Glenview IL

Pepper Family Hospice Care Center
405 Lake Zurich Rd
Barrington IL

*Kits are available at these 2 locations. Each kit contains the materials needed to make 10 masks. Please let us know if you would like to reserve a kit.

If you have any questions, please reach out to volunteer Linda Kielas: lkielas@journeycare.org. She is the driving force behind this project and is happy to help. Instructions are available on our website journeycare.org/masks

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About JourneyCare

Location:

405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010, US

Mission Statement

Enriching lives through expert and compassionate care. JourneyCare's Vision: Transforming lives by building a community where exceptional palliative, supportive and end - of- life care is accepted, expected and available to all.

Description

JourneyCare's Vision:

Transforming lives by building a community where exceptional palliative, supportive and end-of-life care is accepted, expected and available to all.

We provide pain and symptom management and end-of-life expertise to residents of a 13-county service area in northern Illinois. Offering both in-home care and five Hospice CareCenters, we are known for our broad continuum of care and innovative programming.

Beyond traditional services and a comprehensive bereavement program, we have the largest pediatric hospice and palliative care program in Illinois and we embrace non-traditional therapies as well as open access for patients receiving aggressive treatment.

Our mission is achieved by a team of board-certified physicians and highly-skilled nurses, therapists, counselors, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers.

JourneyCare has never turned anyone away due to inability to pay because our promise is to meet the patient where they are, build trust, and share the journey, regardless of reimbursement rates. We seek to put the patient in control of their care--because it's the patient's experience and the family's memory.

We are here to help when patients and families need it most. We begin by listening and answering the questions of those who come to us. We know that each experience is personal--and so is our care. We offer the physical, emotional, and spiritual support that's needed to welcome each new day.

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WHEN

Tue Mar 31, 2020 - Sun May 31, 2020
09:00 AM - 04:30 PM  

WHERE

2050 Claire CourtGlenview, IL 60025

(42.09752,-87.81062)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Sewing

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Any number of masks would help!

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