Teen Volunteers Create Gifts for Samaritan Patients and Families

Creating Cherished Moments with Gifts of Love

Marlton, NJ, February 04, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is a day on which lovers express their affection for each other by presenting flowers, chocolates and cards. But, love can extend to many different kinds of relationships and have various meanings. According to Thesaurus.com, synonyms for love include: like, regard, respect, sentiment, delight, tenderness and cherish.

SamariTeens, Samaritan's teen volunteer group, gathered together to create frames, Valentine’s day treats and birthday-in-a-box care packages for Samaritan hospice patients and their families. They cut and glued construction paper with delight to create cards rich with sentiment. They assembled each birthday memento with tenderness and gathered valentine goodies patients are sure to like. Samaritan respects these awesome teens for taking their own time to help spread love across South Jersey.

As Mother Theresa said, "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

Volunteering and giving back to your community is a fantastic way to spread love and kindness. In fact, not only will volunteering help others it also has many health benefits! Volunteering provides a sense of achievement, new skills, the opportunity to meet diverse people, build self-esteem and confidence and improve health. Help Samaritan patients and families embrace each moment and explore the feeling of giving back. Together, delight, moments to cherish, tenderness and an overwhelming sense of love will be shared.

Interested in volunteering? Please contact Sally Cezo at 856-552-3235 or Sally.Cezo@SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org.

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice is the regional leader for hospice and palliative (comfort) care, grief support and counseling, end-of-life education, research and advocacy. In addition to hospice services covered by Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers, Samaritan’s Family of Services also provides more than $1 million each year in essential, yet non-reimbursed, services through generous community support of The Samaritan Fund. Samaritan is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization serving people in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties who are coping with serious illness or grief. For more information, visit www.SamaritanHealthcareNJ.org or www.Facebook.com/SamaritanHealthcareNJ.

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice
Christine Alston
(800) 229-8183