Sewing skills needed

VITAS Healthcare is seeking individuals with strong sewing skills. Its Memory Bears are made with clothing and blankets from hospice patients for their bereaved family members and offer support and comfort during a loss in a family’s life.

Individuals are needed who can sew bears for this program. All materials and patterns are provided at no cost to the volunteer who is sewing. Volunteers can sew from the comfort of their own home and bears can be picked up as they are completed. Volunteers should be able to make a sample bear in order to participate.

For more details, email Christine Urpin, volunteer manager, at or call 203-437-3127.