Memory Bears are precious keepsakes, lovingly hand-crafted by a special group of volunteers with the individual in mind. Each bear is specially created from the personal clothing and/or possessions of a hospice patient, past or present, that the family has selected as special to them. Each bear is different and reflects the unique personality of the person it memorializes. These bears serve as a lasting comfort to those who have lost their loved ones.
Ascension at Home is in need of more sewers to join our team! Sewers should be skilled as they often work independently. New volunteers will use the provided pattern to make the memory bear and any needed assistance or advice is always available for sewers. This opportunity allows sewers to schedule their sewing time to fit their schedule and work out of their homes on these projects. Sewers can take on as many projects as they have time for. The ultimate in flexible volunteering!
Memory Bear training for interested sewers will be held at 10 a.m. on May 7, 2019 at the Ascension at Home office located at 111 E. Davenport Street in Rhinelander.
Each hospice family may receive one Memory Bear free of charge; each additional bear costs $50, which is used to purchase supplies for the bears and helps to provide care for patients and their families.