Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Hospice Volunteer Banquet


I had the great pleasure of being invited to the Hospice Volunteer Banquet. It was the hospice staff's way of saying thank you and was so sweet of them.. I got this beautiful certificate , a scroll with a poem on it and potted plant.


It was fun to meet some of the others that were volunteers and the hospice staff. They had some very touching stories too. I wish I could do more, really.. We have 25 patients right now that we do things for.

Just a note, if you are looking for ways to help in your community, this is a wonderful way..

I am a Non-contact volunteer, because I work full time and have the children at home, so I can't go to the homes, like a contact volunteer can. But I make gifts, crafts and send cards and the hospice staff distribute them to the patients.. They said the patients enjoy those little things so much.. It brings a smile to their faces, when they get a card or a little happy..


Well, I hope all of you have a wonderful day.. It's sunny here and warming up.. YEAH!


Bunches of hugs!

18 comments:

Cheryl Wray said...

What wonderful volunteer work you are doing.I can only imagine how emotional it can be sometimes.

have a great day! it's sunny and pretty here too! yay!!!

KrisinTN said...

It's very ironic that you blogged about this today. Last night I went with my daughter to a volunteer meeting for her to work at Children's Hospital during the summer. She is very excited, and the it made me want to volunteer too. I don't really have time either because of a full time job but my heart would like to.

Sandra said...

You are a very special lady for doing that :)

Glad you got to meet everyone.

Hugs,
Sandra

Patti said...

That is very sweet and selfless of you! Congratulations!

Nonna said...

What a wonderful thing to do!! It not only makes them feel better, it makes you feel good too!

Denise said...

I did not know that I could be doing something like that without going to the homes..... I am going to contact my hospice center tomorrow......... you are a gift of time to those precious people .. and God is watching each kindness that you do..... We may not see when we touch someones heart but God does...

Mary said...

Stephanie,

I didn't know that I could do that without going to the homes either. I will see what I can find out. I can make cards, postcards and other items that could bring a little joy into someone's life. Thanks for posting this and thank you for being such a sweet person to give of your time.

Blessings,
Mary

Mary said...

Stephanie,

I didn't know that I could do that without going to the homes either. I will see what I can find out. I can make cards, postcards and other items that could bring a little joy into someone's life. Thanks for posting this and thank you for being such a sweet person to give of your time.

Blessings,
Mary

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Miss 1999 said...

BIG Congrats to you! I think it's absolutely wonderful what you're doing, and that inspires me! When I saw you said you were a Hospice volunteer, I was thinking, "man, she's a tough person to be able to see these people and keep it together."

It never occurred to me, that you can help care for these people even if you don't have direct contact with them.

God bless you for all you do *hugs*

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Alice said...

I'm certain those folks love getting your gifts. Many have probably been sick for a long time and you give them a bright spot in their day.

hippochick said...

Hi Stephanie,

I'm going to call our local hospice this week. I don't know what I can do, but I want to do something. You have inspired me.

Bless you, dear blogging friend.

Susie said...

I had never heard of a "non contact" volunteer, but it sounds like a wonderful way to bring joy to the lives of those in such a stressful time. Bless you for doing this!
hugs

Kelli said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, it's nice to meet you!

What a wonderful way to help others, I'm sure you are very appreciated!
~Kelli

Lisa said...

What a wonderful thing to do for your community!Your an awesome person! God Bless you for your service. Love ya Lisa :)

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Hospice is a wonderful organization!

Love Bears All Things said...

Wonderful!
Honey Bear has volunteered with Hospice. A very rewarding service.
Mama Bear