I trust you are enjoying these cooler temperatures -- I’m not wishing for snowflakes, just a picture of a winter landscape will do!
We understand that there are so many activities calling for your attention during this holiday season. So we are very grateful for your volunteer service during this busy season and all year long!
During the next few weeks, have are some opportunities for volunteering:
This newsletter contains a lot of wonderful things that are happening in the Volunteer Services department for Community Hospice and Palliative Care. If you have a volunteer experience you want to share with us, please email your story to your volunteer coordinator.
We need you! We’d love your volunteer assistance with our efforts in our expanded 16-county service area. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Bertie Allender by phone at 386.530.6988 or by email at email@example.com.
28th Annual Tree of Life and Candlelight Service of Remembrance
Believing that love always remembers we invite you to participate in the 28th annual Tree of Life and Candlelight Service of Remembrance to celebrate the memory of your loved ones. On Thursday, December 6 from 5-7 p.m. the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring will be illuminated with lights representing the patients Community Hospice & Palliative Care has served since 1979.
Pay tribute to cherished loved ones with a beautiful and inspiring program of music, verse and reflection. Families and friends may purchase ribbons and gifts to be displayed in commemoration of loved ones. For more information or to purchase ribbons and/or gifts, call 904.886.3883 or visit www.TOL.CommunityHospice.com.
Click here to check out Foundation Director of Development Amy Davis talk about this meaningful event on WQIK's Community View Point.
We thank our presenting sponsor Dignity Memorial Hardage Giddens.
Interested in volunteering by writing personalized ribbons? Contact the Foundation at 904.886.3883. To volunteer at Tree of Life service, contact Betsy Beckham at BBeckham@CommunityHospice.com.
We are pleased to announce that $11,000 was raised from our 4th annual Parking Lot Extravaganza, held in early November. These funds will go to support the Pet Peace of Mind program. Thank you for those of you who donated items or funds to make this a successful event. Click here for pictures!
Community Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation sends a very special thank-you to two extraordinary volunteers, Jessie Callison and her Golden Retriever service dog, Parson. Jessie and her faithful companion recently relocated from Jacksonville to
Jessie and Parson began volunteering with the Foundation in 2015 and Jessie’s inquisitive nature and dedication to helping others made her a superstar volunteer. No matter the job, from filing, organizing, or stuffing envelopes to helping out at our fundraising events, Jessie was ready to tackle it head-on with a laugh and a smile.
Parson, as friendly and polite as they come and always at Jessie’s side, was a welcome presence in the Foundation office. Although sad to see Jessie and Parson go, we’re excited for their new adventures. As a parting gift, Jessie donated a beautifully painted portrait of Parson that she created through the Pet Peace of Mind Paint Party fundraiser.
Parson's friendly face now hangs in the Portraits of Loyalty exhibit in the gallery hall near the Neviaser Foundation office. All of us in the Foundation offer our deepest gratitude and thanks to Jessie and Parson.
Our next Pet Peace of Mind Paint Party fundraiser is Friday, January 11, 2019. If you have experience with painting instruction and would like to volunteer at the party, please contact Foundation Development Assistant Betsy Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you know, this program provides an opportunity for you to help assist us with the pet needs of our patients. Since starting this program in 2014, we have:
We have some pets still in line waiting on their furr-ever homes:
Currently, we have one dog that needs a new forever home. If you are interested or know of someone who is interested, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Chris Whitney by phone at 904.407.0688, or by email at email@example.com.
You can also head to our Facebook page to take a look at these wonderful animals.
Please be sure to contact your Volunteer Coordinator for your copy of our 2019 Pet Therapy Calendar.
If you are a Parent Family Volunteer and have not received the link to the new time clock /contact note, please notify your Volunteer Coordinator.
Just a note, Thrift Shop volunteers will be receiving this new time clock feature in the next few months.
We have conducted the first training for each of these new programs. For those of you who have gone through this training, watch If you are interested going through the next training, please contact Betsy Beckham, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904.407.6117, to register.
Please be sure to check out the "Challenging Behaviors in Alzheimer's/Dementia" guide as a resource along with "Being A Healing Presence".
In the meantime, you can head to our Facebook page for photos from the training!
Please help us add to the Volunteer Team by asking your family members or friends to consider volunteering with Community Hospice & Palliative Care. Anyone who is interested can head here to complete our application.
The Volunteer Services Department is available to help you at any time. The main volunteer number is 904.407.7064
For a complete list of the Volunteer Services Department, click here.
You can also visit the website at Volunteer.CommunityHospice.com.