Respite Volunteer Training
August 11, 2015
September 24, 2015
Details Here

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Electronic Funds Transfer Program
and have contributions automatically
deducted from your checking or
savings account every month.
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     Providing a "Gift of Time" for 22 Years
1993 - 2015

Mission Statement

"A gift of time and caring support to
adults with persistent health needs, 
and their families

Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee is an interfaith non-profit agency which places trained volunteers with families who live in Shiawassee County,  Michigan. Volunteers provide friendly visits and help to adults with ongoing health needs, and respite to their family caregivers. 

Volunteers are asked to provide one to four hours companionship to the person who is ill. This gives the caregiver a much needed respite to: take a nap, go for a walk, grocery shop, meet friends for lunch, go to a doctor's appointment, run errands, or whatever will relieve their caregiving duties.  

Photo by Michael David-Lorne Jordan

What Does a Respite Volunteer Do?

Photo by M. David-Lorne Jordan

  • Provide companionship and emotional support

  • Provide a gift of time, rest and relief to the caregiver

  • Stay with the patient for short periods of time while the caregiver  runs errands, goes shopping, keeps appointments, etc

  • Help the patient with hobbies he or she enjoys

  • Bring some fun and friendship into someone's life 

Please Consider a Donation to our Annual
Fund Raiser

A Very Special

To All of Our Generous Sponsors, Guests, and Golfers
for Participating in Our
Annual Golf Scramble
Proceeds to Benefit
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee

June 27, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Corunna Hills Golf Course
1840 Cornell Road
Corunna, MI

Golf for you and 3 friends ($160 value)
and banner sharing the name of event
(The Respite Volunteer/Your Name Golf Scramble)

Jackie Hurd

Golf for you and 3 friends ($160 value), Banner prominently displayed
Recognized in our newsletter and on our website

Hugh & Mary Parker
Thomas Bridges, Attorney at Law
Jackie Hurd

Golf for you and 1 friend ($80 value) Recognized in our Newsletter and on our website
Prizes: 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd from Bottom, Putting Contest
Closest to Pin (Men/Women), Longest Drive (Men/Women)

Chemical Bank

Name Displayed in Program, Newsletter, and Website

Covenant Eyes, Inc
George and Carol Nama

Name Displayed on Golf Cart

 Stechschulte Gas & Oil Co., Inc.
Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
 Hemenway Business Service
 The Schluckebier/Hood Wealth Management
Group at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
 GiGi’s Catering & Banquet Center
Oakes-Fisher-Civille Insurance
Dave Minarik, Edward Jones
Dr. John & Joanne Morovitz
Innovative Community Solutions
VMD & Associated PLLC 
Plowman Gas & Oil
Jeff McIntyre, Real Estate Sales Team at Coldwell Banker Professionals
Peter Keay, Edward Jones
Nelson House Funeral Homes
Larsens Appraisal LLC
CLH Insurance Agency-Mike Ardelean
Sobaks Home Medical, Inc.
Abraham & Gaffney, P.C.

Name Displayed on Tee Sign

Respite Volunteers
of Shiawassee
Spring/Summer 2015
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Scrapbook of Photos
View Here

Mark Your Calendar for These
Fund Raising Events

for Respite
August 25, 2015
Details Here

Fall Purse Party Bingo
October, 22, 2015
Details Here

Thank You Notes & Quotes
From Those We Serve

“Respite gives us a break from our loved one and just as importantly, our loved one a break from us as caregivers.”

“I moved my Grandma in with us after her post-surgery and her dementia was getting worse. I would never give up on her or put her anywhere. It helps that the volunteer makes me feel less alone in this though.”

“The volunteers have given me a few hours each week for myself, my patience level has
increased tremendously.”

Please consider a donation
so that we may continue to provide
our services of caring support to
adults with persistent health needs, 
and their families.
All donations to
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
are tax-deductible to the
extent of the allowable law

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Proceeds to Benefit
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
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We Need Volunteer 
Office Help
Please Consider Volunteering at our Respite Volunteers Office.
Any assistance will be
greatly appreciated.


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