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A Hospice Memory Bear Sewer

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ORGANIZATION: VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

  • 83 people are interested
Memory Bear Sewer
Sew Memory Bears for the familys of the patients we cared for from their clothing.

VITAS Hospice is seeking volunteers to sew Memory Bears for the family members of those we have cared for that have passed away. Memory Bears are made from the patient's favorite flannel shirt, fluffy robe, a pair of worn-out jeans or a pressed uniform. Whatever most reminds their loved one of them. The Bears have proven to provide grief support in a most unique way.

With our easy-to-follow pattern, their garments can be transformed into a precious memory for family members and other caregivers. This is a great way to provide comfort and support by using your sewing skills to lift the spirit of a family member or friend who has recently suffered the loss of a loved one. We provide you with stuffing and the family provides the fabric; you provide the talent and sewing skills. Support for sewing the bears is available from other Memory Bear Volunteers.

Completion of one "practice bear" is required prior to beginning. We also make 14" square pillows and can provide that pattern to you as well.

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About VITAS Healthcare of San Diego


9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative Hospice 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 advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of those under our care. 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 support to hospice patients and their family or offering support services in the office. We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer for our patients in their homes or in nursing facilities in your community throughout San Diego County.


Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


In Your HomeOnly come into office to pick up and return bearsThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123


  • Sewing
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care


  • People 55+


  • You have 8 weeks to complete orders of 3 bears
  • Come to the office to pick up the pattern and stuffing.¬† New sewers¬†MUST complete 1 practice bear.

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