VITAS Healthcare, Barefoot Bay Memory Bear Crafters


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Joe's Club Community Room7951 Ron Beatty Blvd1st Friday 9:30 am til 12:00 monthlyBarefoot Bay, FL 32976
VITAS Memory Bears


**GROUP MEETINGS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER** - Since most of the members if this group are seasonal, we do take a break during summer months. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us during this time, we can make arrangements to meet with you indivdually!

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 pair of jeans, pullover top, dress, bathrobe, nightgown, 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. Bears can be made in the volunteer's home or sewing club location.


  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Quilting

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16

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