Helpertunity is utilizing the help of sewing volunteers to make customized walker & wheelchair "Busy Bags" for able care-facility clients, and to sew sensory "Fidget Cushions" for Alzheimer's Patients, in order to advocate for support of more "independent recreational pursuits" by nursing home patients.
Helpertunity currently hosts two craft sale fundraisers each year to highlight the talents of care-facility residents and community volunteers who enjoy making gifts for others. Both sales are held at a local Orlando FL school, and offer the chance for children to buy gifts for friends and family just before Christmas and Mother's Day. Items range in price from .25 cents to $9, and are made by folks in nursing homes, along with community supporters, who want to see the organization grow and prosper in its efforts.
Helpertunity volunteers enjoy visiting care facilities to play games, host events, and take part in projects. The organization prides itself in recognizing the time and talents of each of its volunteers and facility participants, and likes to put the talents of even more volunteers to good use making creative recognitions possible. If you enjoy wood carving, scroll sawing, plaster casting, or ceramics; then please consider volunteering to create unique and one-of-a-kind handmade wall plaques, trophies, or gift items to share with Helpertunity participants.
Helpertunity, along with our affiliated care facilities, realize the value of capturing photos and creating videos about the efforts of our marvelous volunteers and participants. And, often it is difficult for Recreation Professionals and Volunteers to juggle leading an activity, with our unique clients needs, AND be behind the camera too! If you have a particular talent for taking portraits and candid photos that show people at their best, please consider volunteering as a Helpertunity Photo-Journalist, and join our volunteers on a facility activity visit.