Teddy Bear Ministry
A visit to a hospital emergency room can be very upsetting, especially for a young child. More than twenty years ago a small group of women from St. Mary’s decided to try to make this experience less stressful by making and donating “Teddy Bear Pillows” to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Since then more than 225 pillows a year have been sewn in seasonally themed fabric. Currently there are four ladies who meet on Wednesday mornings from 10 – 12 noon in the kitchen to create these bear pillows. The schedule varies according to the time of the year and the availability of the volunteers. We encourage and invite anyone who might be interested to join us. No experience is needed and we offer “on the job training”! The pay is negligible but the satisfaction is priceless. For more information contact the church office. Cash donations for materials are also always appreciated.