Respite Volunteer Training
April 16, 2015
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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 

To all our Sponsors, Auction Donors, and Guests

St. Patrick's Party Dinner and Auction
Friday, March 13, 2015

Our 2015 Dinner and Auction Program
Click Here to See a List of Items for Auction

Special Table Decorations
Name/Business Logo on Program Cover
Up to 12 Tickets to Dinner/Auction

Jackie Hurd
Memorial Healthcare
Pastor John & Mrs. Lois Walworth
Care N Assist
Betty Janego
Family of C. Diz Clark, In Memory of Diz Clark
Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes

Name/Business Listed in Program
6 Tickets to Dinner/Auciton

Fifth Third Bank
Young Chevrolet Cadillac, Inc.
Dr. Patrick Wegman, M.D., Dermatology, & Patrick Wegman II
Tender Care Home Healthcare
Oliver Woods Retirement Village
Shattuck Specialty Advertising
George & Carol Nama
Malaska & Cramner Families
St. Paul's Catholic Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church

Name/Business Listed in Program
2 Tickets to Dinner/Auction

David & Lori Stechschulte, Stechschulte Gas & Oil
Chuck & Loretta Rolfes
Owosso Owls Nest Senior Assisted Living
Indian Trails, Inc
Dr. Robert Dahlgren
Dr. Terrance Johnson & Beth Johnson
Kirk & Joane McCall
Owosso Mayor Ben Frederick
Oakes-Fisher-Civille Insurance
Larson’s Appraisals-Mike &
MaryKay Larson
Ron & Marie Schaar
Kevin & Janena Kregger
CLH Insurance Agency
Mike Ardelean
Attorney David Stewart
Mary Jane Scarlett & Susan Giberson
Michael & Pat Elliott
Wolverine Sign Works
Hugh & Mary Parker
J&S Sales & Service, Inc.
Senator Rick Jones
Martha Sutton, In Memory of David O. Sutton
Shaw’s Pharmacy Inc.
Kiwanis Club of Owosso
Attorney Patrick Marutiak
Eye Care Associates of Owosso, PC - Drs. Ball, Seelye, & Maki
Greg & Lou’s Inc.- Eric & Krista Redmond
Durand Senior Care and Rehab Center
Welcome Home Assisted Living
Diane Cutler & Dr. Daniel Williams
Tim Alderman & Tricia Murphy-Alderman 
Dale & Mable Reid
Basic T’s Hankerd Sportswear
Baker College-Owosso
Corunna Mills Feed, LLC
Dave & Marcia Bird - In Memory of Doris Coy & In Honor of Chris, Jon & Monica Bird
Lori Chant, Andrews, Hooper, Pavlik, PLC 

Wanda & Lloyd Lamphere and Elaine & Mark Suter, Retired
Kevin & Janena Kregger and Bob & Jan Nelson


Respite Volunteers
of Shiawassee
Fall Newsletter
October 2014
Read Here

Scrapbook of Photos
View Here

Mark Your Calendar for These
Fund Raising Events

Spring Purse
Bingo Party
April 30, 2015
Details Here

Annual Golf Scramble
June 27, 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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Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee
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Office Help
Please Consider Volunteering at our Respite Volunteers Office.
Any assistance will be
greatly appreciated.


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