Shiawassee County
Coalition Against
Adult Abuse
Details Here

Respite Volunteer Training
July 22, 2014
August 13, 2014
Details Here

Additional Volunteers are needed in the Owosso, Corunna, Laingsburg, Byron, Lennon, Bancroft, Durand, and New Lothrop communities. Please consider registering for the April 29th Volunteer Training in Owosso

Enroll in the
Electronic Funds Transfer Program
and have contributions automatically
deducted from your checking or
savings account every month.
Details Here

To the Sponsors and Golfers of the
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
First Annual Golf Scramble

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Tee Sponsors $100 
Innovative Community Solutions
Peter W. Keay, Edward Jones
Stechschulte Gas & Oil Co. Inc. 
Hemenway Business Service
Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Jumbo's Bar & Grill
Nelson-House Funeral Home
Gilbert's Hardware & Appliance Do It Best 
GiGi's Catering & Banquet Center

Food & Drink Sponosors
$300 - Jackie Hurd
$200 - Lee & Winnie Hendrickson
$100 - Oakes-Fisher Civille Insurance
$200 - Chemical Bank

Prize Sponsors
$200 - Hugh and Mary Parker
$100 - Dr. John Morovitz
$100 - Abraham & Gaffney PC
$100 - The Schluckebier/Hood Wealth Management Group
at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Golf Cart Sponsors $100
Svrcek Farms
Baker College of Owosso
George & Carol Nama
Tender Care Home Health Care
CLH Insurance Agency
The Committee to Elect Matt Stewart for Shiawassee Circuit Court Judge

Donations and Raffle Prizes
Slingerland Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
Northside Sunoco 
David Minarik, Edward Jones
Shiawassee Family YMCA
Stechschulte Gas & Oil Co. Inc. 
Sandy Tyrna
Karen Wagner, Talented Trio
Bower & Sons Electric
Jumbo's Bar & Grill 
Gilbert's Hardware & Appliance Do It Best
Nash Nurseries
Owosso Country Club
Jennifer Bower, Braxbees
Baker College of Owosso
La Bella Salon & Spa
Nail Boutique
Sagelink Credit Union 
Corunna Hills Golf Course

Other Donations 
Brooks Innovative Graphics
Humana -Terry Skidmore 
Memorial Healthcare
R H Meihls & Associates 
Owosso Kiwanis Club
Sandy Zwolensky 
Kathy Raines 
Dr. Patrick Wegman MD, Dermatology
Mike Walsh, AFLAC
Brent Mowinski, Mowinski Financial 

     Providing a "Gift of Time" for 21 Years
1993 - 2014

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 

Come Help Us
And Greet Spring in Our Flower Gardens

Our Iris are in bloom, and the poppies are budded,
but the dandelions are trying to take this flowerbed over. 
We could use some help weeding our little flower gardens in our lawn. 

Photos from our First Annual Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 28, 2014
A Fund Raiser for Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee

Photos by Ruth Nick and Sharra Wright

Respite Volunteers
of Shiawassee
Spring Newsletter
April 2014
Read Here

Scrapbook of Photos
View Here

Mark Your Calendar for These
Fund Raising Events

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Details Here

Purse Bingo
October 2, 2014
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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Comfort Cookbooks
 For Sale
Proceeds to Benefit
Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
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To those Individuals and Businesses who Donated Prizes
 for our 
First Annual Golf Scramble
Saturday, June 28, 2014

YMCA Membership for a Year

18 Holes of Golf for 2 at Owosso Country Club

SageLink Gift Basket $100 Value

9 Holes of Golf for 2 with cart at Corunna Hills

Box of 12 Pro V1 Titleist Golf Balls

Golf Club Travel Bag

Men’s PING Golf Shirt with Baker College logo

Jenny Lynn Lavendar Purse

Flowering Shrub from Nash Nursery

StormTech Mens & Ladies Jackets with Hood

Box of 48 Superfly Premium Golf Balls

Elite Access Pen & Pencil Set in Giftbox

Mini Clip MP3 Player

Folding Camp Chair with Arms in a Bag

Haircut & Style by Linda Moiles, LaBella Salon, Owosso

2 Hours of Service at Tender Care

Baker College Sweatshirt

Curian Swiss Army Knife with Case

Ladies Earrings

Golf Umbrellas

Box of 12 Pinnacle Neon Colored Golf Balls

Jumbo’s $20 Gift Card

Box of 15 Premium Proline Grade A Golf Balls

Two 8-Packs of Solar Pathway Lights

Box of 15 PROLINE Premium Class A Orange Golf Balls

Digital E-Calendar

Ladies Hand-Crafted Tote Bag

Water Bottle

Bag of 200 Golf Tees (2 3/4” size)

Travel Coffee Mugs

Sleeve of Golf Balls

Flameless Candle in Artistic Vase


Ballmark Divot Tool


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