The Rotary Club of Lake Hickory, during its 2011 presentation of local grants, provided money to the Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley to assist with a program to help children deal with the loss of a loved one. Read the press release below for more information:
On Wednesday, December 21, Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley (PCHCV) invited several children to make stuffed animals at Teddy Paws Workshop in Valley Hills Mall. Each of the children who participated had recently lost a loved one who was served by PCHCV. At the event, each child selected a stuffed animal and placed a keepsake of their loved one in the animal before sealing it. The children (and some teens) placed pictures, clothing items, hearts and other significant objects of their loved ones in their creations before naming them and receiving a birth certificate for their animal. The workshop was made possible with contributions from three area Rotary Clubs – the Rotary Club of Catawba Valley, the Rotary Club of Lake Hickory and the Rotary Club of Newton-Conover. Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley is most grateful for the generous donations of these clubs who made this meaningful event possible for the children.