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Sewing Help Needed for Hospice Bereavement Support

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ORGANIZATION: Elara Caring- Des Plaines and Springfield

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Elara Caring, one of the nation's largest providers of home-based and hospice care, is looking for compassionate volunteers willing to donate their time to provide exceptional end-of-life comfort to local hospice patients and their families.

We are looking to create memory quilts and keepsakes for bereaved families. While having a loved-one is hospice care is always stressful, we aim to support every family though this process by creating projects that celebrate the life and memory of the patient.

This is a remote volunteer opportunity, but finished projects can be dropped off at the Elara Caring office building in Des Plaines, IL. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

***All volunteers are asked to wear masks in the office building. Once in the office, volunteers will be spaced out at least 6 feet apart to adhere to social distancing guidelines***

The onboarding process includes a background check and fingerprinting to maintain compliance with the Illinois Department of Public Health. A hospice volunteer must be 14 years old to participate according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines.

For any questions and to schedule an information session via zoom, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at

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About Elara Caring- Des Plaines and Springfield


1400 E Touhy Ave, Suite 160, Des Plaines, IL 60018, US

Mission Statement

Elara Caring: The Right Care, Right Place, Right Time: We encourage a philosophy of care that assists patients, caregivers, family and friends during the final stages of terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to enter the final stages of life in familiar surroundings with the ones they love.


Elara Caring ( is one of the nation’s largest providers of home-based care, with a footprint in the Northeast, Midwest and South. Elara Caring provides the highest-quality comprehensive care continuum of personal care, skilled home health, hospice care and behavioral health. The company, comprised of 35,000 caregivers serving over 60,000 patients and their families daily, in 225 locations across 16 states, is focused on providing patients with the "right care, at the right time, in the right place."


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We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Des Plaines, IL 60018



  • Crocheting
  • Knitting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-8 hours per month

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