Each stone has a decal on them that has meaning to the patient (they get to pick them out). Some have crosses, sports teams, flowers, etc. The patient uses the stone for comfort or to hold in their hands. Before they pass the Hospice takes a finger print and puts it on the stone and tells the patient it is one last gift they will give their family. After the patient passes away the nurses give the family the stone in a box or small bag with their loved ones fingerprint on it. It sounds small but it has great meaning to the patient and the family.
Home Again, located in the city of Richmond near the Jefferson Hotel, works hard to help veterans, men, women and families get back on their feet. Let's help Home Again spruce up their shelter.
Here’s the what we are doing:
- Deep clean high traffic areas.
- Sanitize play room.
- Paint one room
- Do front yard work: trim bushes, plant a few new plants, pick up trash and pick up dry leaves.
- Paint the bathroom in the first floor
- Deep cleaning common areas (living room, also wipe down furniture and spray cushions)
- Deep clean kitchen (cabinets and top)
- Help them do inventory in our storage space.
- Wipe down the chairs and tables in the dinning room area.
We will once again host the Fill A Trunk to benefit CARITAS who work so hard to help homeless in our community. Not only do we need everyone to get the word out, but we will need folks to work shifts to accept donations and answer questions.
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12:30pm to 5pm
Meet at New Life for an 8am departure time to travel down to Charlotte County, Virginia to help the Bacon school revamp their playground. We will paint the metal frames on the playground equipment and replace the wooden tops on the little tables also. This school is in serious economic disadvantage area and needs our help to make their school a better and happier place for the 175 children that attend. Lunch provided by school administration.