WREATH IT TO US
A Small Non-profit Volunteer Imitative
A Call for Volunteers to Decorate Holiday Wreaths
Would you be interested in volunteering to decorate an artificial wreath to help bring holiday joy to patients in hospitals suffering from chronic illness during the holiday season?
This non-profit volunteer initiative came about last year when Allison, a dear friend passed away suddenly with ovarian cancer. Her one fear was that she would not be able to decorate her house for the holidays due to her medication and chemo regimen. Her friends planned on making decorations for her, but sadly she passed away before she could see any decorations.
As a result, one friend, Deepesh and his wife, Sophie started this non-profit volunteer imitative Wreath It To Us last year to bring holiday joy to those suffering from chronic illness, inspired by the joyful life of Allison Sillence, who volunteered endlessly for human and pet welfare. They reached out to various cancer foundations, and Emmanuel Cancer Foundation and the Bergen Volunteer Medical Institute ordered 115 of these hand-crafted wreaths made by volunteers in the first year. These hospitals were able to give the wreaths away to cancer patients and their families who needed a little holiday cheer! This year they have contacted more hospitals and are again coming to providing even more holiday wreaths!
TO VOLUNTEER TO DECORATE A WREATH AND UPLIFT A PATIENTâ€™S HOLIDAY:
Size of Purchased Arô€†Ÿficial Wreath: Minimum 18 inches / Maximum 24 inches.
Color: Green or natural or wire frame.
Decorations: Items like bows, ribbons, ornaments, simple holiday decoraô€†Ÿons are all opô€†Ÿons you can hot glue on or ô€†Ÿe with floral wire or twine. Many of the supplies can be bought at dollar stores, Walmart or Michaels. For ideas/photos visit their Instagram page @wreath_it_to_us
SPONSOR: Black Student Union
DROP OFF DEADLINE: Tuesday, November 21, 2023
DROP OFF SITE: Drop off at SSC INFORMATION CENTER
CONTACT PERSON FOR QUESTIONS: Professor Deborah Sullivan
County College of Morris / Department of Psychology/ Office: 331 DeMare Hall