School is out, and it is possible your kids have already uttered the phrase “I’m bored.” Pinterest is a treasure trove of ideas for summer from service learning opportunities to elaborate craft projects. Several of the moms working at Hospice & Community Care brainstormed ideas that kids could do that would not only knock out summer boredom but also help Hospice patients and their families.  Here are just a few suggestions:

Bake cookies for Hospice families at the Wayne. T. Patrick Hospice House. Families spend a great deal of time at the Patrick Hospice House, and special treats are appreciated.

Have you kids collect a few things from their room and take the donation to our Resale Shops. Proceeds from the Resale Shops help Hospice patients and their families.

Write cards to our Hospice patients. Many of our patients love to get mail and encouraging notes. General notes of well wishes and pictures from kids are always appreciated.

Hold a lemonade sale to help fund a special project for Hospice patients. Proceeds from the sale could be used to used special individually wrapped snacks for the Patrick Hospice House.

Have kids write notes of appreciation to our Veteran patients around 4th of July. Twenty-five percent of our patients are Veterans, many who have served overseas and during conflicts. 

There are many more ideas to engage kids in giving back to their community. We hope that your summer is filled with fun and beautiful memories.

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