Sew Many Memories creates Memory Bears, pillows, and heart shapes for bereaved family members. With the help of hospice counselors, a bereaved individual chooses an article of clothing from a loved one who had passed away and gives it to the group. The group, in turn, lovingly creates a keepsake bear or pillow. Over the past year, this group has made more than one hundred fifty memory items from bowling shirts, pajamas, night gowns, tee shirts, bathing suits, bably blankets and even uniforms.
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Gina Marie Incandela is a 6 year old girl who donates her time and performances to various charitable organizations and causes on a regular basis. She addressed the community needs for education and awareness of many causes such as autism and cancer. The community and the world are different as a result of Gina's efforts. She touches people in a very special way and draws attention to issues within the community that affect almost all members at some point in time. She uses her voice to reach people that might never have given such issues any thought, if not for seeing and hearing Gina.
While children Jonece’s age prefer playing video games or watching reality TV during their free time. 12 year old Jonece Layne has been of service both in her community and overseas. She started volunteering at Erickson Retirement Communities/Riderwood Village 6 years ago at the age of 6, currently logging over 650 volunteer hours at that facility. She was recognized by that organization as volunteer of the year in 2006, having volunteered the most hours and being the youngest volunteer.
The Clearwater Xtreme Teens impacted the community of Prince George's County through their dedicated efforts to support the environment. Last year, 104 Xtreme Teen Volunteers contributed more than 3,600 hours to meet the needs of the community. The Xtreme Teen Volunteers understood that the community needs to work together to help save our environment. They also realize the need for teens to be role models to their peers so citizens can begin getting involved with their community before they are adults.