Ohio’s Hospice launches ‘Kindness Connection’

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Through “Kindness Connection,” a new program implemented at Ohio’s Hospice and its affiliates, community artisans and craftspeople can donate handcrafted items and creations for patients.

“Patients and their families appreciate thoughtfully handmade and handcrafted creations,” said Amy LeVan, director of Volunteer Services at Ohio’s Hospice. “It means a lot to them to know that others in the community are thinking about them.”

Items accepted may vary by affiliate.

While Ohio’s Hospice and its affiliates can accept these items through its Kindness Connection program, the not-for-profit hospice provider will not serve as the organizer of events or projects.

To submit a project, call your local Ohio’s Hospice affiliate’s Volunteer Services department.

Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County is accepting cards of encouragement and blank note cards; blankets and quilts; and hand-sewn personal items. A few examples include neck pillows, gowns, positioning pillows, shirt savers, face mask covers, cloth face masks, small paintings, activity blankets and handcrafted items. For more information, contact volunteer services at 740-335-0149.

Ohio’s Hospice is a partnership of mission-driven, not-for-profit hospices in Ohio committed to a shared vision of strengthening and preserving community-based hospices. Members of Ohio’s Hospice share the values of serving each patient in an atmosphere of hospitality, respect and caring; attending to the social, physical and spiritual needs of each person they are privileged to serve; preserving and enhancing patient dignity; celebrating the life of each individual they serve; and reducing unnecessary suffering in the communities they serve.

Affiliates of Ohio’s Hospice include: Community Care Hospice, Hospice of Central Ohio, Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Ohio’s Hospice at United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, Ohio’s Hospice Loving Care, Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties, Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton, Ohio’s Hospice of Fayette County and Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.

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