Hospice of Southern Illinois congratulates the United Methodist Church Women’s Group in Carterville, Illinois on sewing their 4,000th pillow for Hospice of Southern Illinois’ patients. What a milestone for this group which started sewing in 2005! We appreciate the dedication to the special touch this provides our patients.
Rita Spiller, Volunteer Services Supervisor, and Donna Cunetto, Volunteer Services Coordinator, were chatting with one of the volunteers, Oleta Massey. They discussed all the socialization and comradery that came about from their 10 year project and commitment to Hospice of Southern Illinois’ mission, to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their loved ones touched by a terminal illness. Most importantly, Oleta added, “The pillows have proven to me to be a great idea because they are a comfort factor. Besides a practical use for them, they are a symbol of comfort and they know someone cared enough to make this pillow and provide it for them.”
Hospice of Southern Illinois is so proud of these women and their 4000th pillow milestone. We look forward to the 5000th announcement, we joked as we left the ladies continue their sewing and friendship! To date the group has made 4020 pillows. The women’s club who helped with sewing over the years included: Oleta Massey, Wilma Lampman, Carmen Elders, Betty McCree, Alice Johnson, Barb King, Bobbi Pryor, Nancy Wallace, Connie Commer and Shirley Cooper. To learn more about volunteering for Hospice of Southern Illinois, please visit our website, https://hospice.org/volunteer/.
Pictured: Oleta Massey, Wilma Lampman, Connie Commer