The ASG Houston Chapter has been contacted by several groups needing help with projects. They are listed here for members and Neighborhood Groups to decide what is best for them.
UT Cizik School of Nursing
ASG Houston has been asked to help the UT Cizik School of Nursing with a new course, The Power of Nursing: Embracing the Healer’s Art. The request to ASG is to make “Feely Hearts.” The program is a national curriculum that helps nurses understand the true meaning of their work. Students are asked to share personal stories and take one of the donated “Feely Hearts”. Students carry the heart with them as a reminder to hold their own hearts and the hearts of their patients and colleagues tenderly.
At least 60 are needed by February 15. Any fabric can be used, but colorful polar fleece has been the most popular. For ASG members, this is a great way to use up fleece scraps! The finished hearts are about 2-3 inches, so can easily fit in a lab coat or scrub pocket.
Contact: Dr. Susan Cooley
Course Director at UTSON
More information http://www.rachelremen.com/feely-hearts/
Instructions for making hearts:
1. Cut a heart out of cardboard.
2. Trace two hearts on felt, felt, fleece or other soft fabric.
3. Sew the edges together BUT leave one side open.
4. Stuff the heart with cotton or other fuzzy material.
5. Close up the end.
Sewing Instruction/Special Lecturer/Guest at Humble High School
A Fashion Marketing teacher at Humble High School is looking for guest sewing instructors to teach basic sewing techniques and theory to help students who are interested in fashion Design as a career. Several students are very interested in some “hands on” learning.
Please contact Jermaine Goodwin directly at 314-482-4855, jgoodwi@ humbleisd.net
We provide up to three bears to the families we serve. This program is funded through donations to the Seasons Hospice Foundation so all materials used to make the bears will be covered.
You will first be asked to complete the Volunteer Profile and Confidentiality form and return them to Janie Bennett. You are provided with material to make one bear initially so we both learn if you are comfortable using the pattern and completing the project. Please use your creativity to bring the bear to life! When you complete your initial bear, she will provide you with instructions for how to return it postage paid. All supplies will be provided. Work at your own pace and schedule.
Please contact Janie Bennett, Volunteer Services Coordinator, directly at 281-847-6309 (office), 346-244-3303 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org (email).
Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care
Harbor Hospice of Richmond—Creating Lap Blankets and Small Pillows for patients.
We are a Hospice company that has a very small volunteer team but are always looking for others to join or help participate. We provide company and smiles to our patients and their families for these hard times they are undergoing.
Hospice is a very delicate care that patients receive at their commodity, which could be at home, personal care home, or hospital. Please contact Daniela Rivera directly for more information about the many ways to participate. Thank you!