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VITAS Healthcare of Pittsburgh

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Memory Bear

Do you love to sew? Do you want to use your sewing talent and ability to help grieving families? Then this opportunity is for you!!!

VITAS Healthcare offers a memory bear to be made out of a loved ones clothing item once they pass away on our hospice. Our sewing volunteers construct this bear using a pattern that is provided. We also supply the interfacing to line each bear with, stuffing, and the eyes/nose to put on the bear.

This opportunity is unique as it is done in your own home, and on your own time! If you are able to make one bear per week or one bear per month, any amount of help is appreciated and valued!

Please reach out to receive a practice kit where you can make a sample bear to determine if you are able and willing to join this fulfilling opportunity!!!

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About VITAS Healthcare of Pittsburgh


2009 Mackenzie Way, Suite 110, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, 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.


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

Health & Medicine


Thu Aug 19, 2021 - Wed Nov 17, 2021


2009 Mackenzie WaySuite 110Cranberry Twp, PA 16066



  • Elder care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Upholstery


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 13
  • One bear per month is preferred, but we are also looking for people to make as many as they're able! This can be up to 8-10 hours (per bear) depending on your skill level.
  • Must have your own sewing machine.

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