PebbleCreek Kare Bears
The Kare Bears Board is reviewing our current services and is considering offering more for everyone. In addition, we also have begun a process to strategically plan for the future!
PebbleCreek has grown from 300 residents in 1995 (when Kare Bears started) to over 7,500 residents in 2016. As a 501 c (3) corporation, we rely on volunteers. We are searching for residents who wish to volunteer their expertise to help us grow. Volunteering is probably the most rewarding thing you can do. In this case, you not only get to feel good about your accomplishments, you might also help yourself meet your personal needs in the future. It is a win win situation!
Many of you have had wonderful professional lives and have multiple skill sets which you could contribute to this wonderful organization.
Many people in our community do not know what Kare Bears is, and how they can benefit from some of the services. Our services are not just for the elderly or sick residents.
We welcome ideas on how we can improve the services we currently offer and suggestions on other services you would like to see us offer in the future.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, or feel you can help with taking Kare Bears into the future, please call the Kare Bears House at 536-1200.
Volunteer applications are available at the Kare Bears House.
Kare Bears is an organization of PebbleCreek volunteers concerned about the welfare of their neighbors within the community. The primary purpose of this organization is to assist and support residents who are ill or recuperating from illness, surgery or hospitalization. Everyone who lives in PebbleCreek is a member of Kare Bears!
Seeking Volunteers at Kare Bears
NOTE: If you submitted a Volunteer Interest Form and did not receive a reply, we apologize - there was a "computer glitch" with the form process. The problem has been fixed. Please try again. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we do need your help!
WINTER HOURS are in effect at Kare Bears House - November through April
9 AM to 3 PM Monday through Friday
9 AM to Noon Saturdays
Abrazo West Hospital "Meals To Go" Program
P L E A S E N O T E
SPECIAL HOURS for December due to installation of new flooring
Monday, Dec 12 - House CLOSED
Tuesday Dec 13 thru Friday Dec 18
- - Limited Hours 10:30 to 1:30 - -
Ring Doorbell for Service thru garage
Please plan any transportation or
equipment needs accordingly
Some of the volunteer positions we are looking for are as follows:
Unit Coordinators – A coordinator acts as the liaison between a neighbor in need of assistance and the services offered by Kare Bears. He or she makes a visit, lends a kare-ing ear, sends a get well card, discusses the availability of medical equipment, explains our FREE transportation for medical, dental, and rehab appointment and provides an extensive list of resources. Coordinators also make visits to new neighbors and deliver welcome packets. The estimated time commitment is 2 to 4 hours per month.
Office Volunteer Staff - An office volunteer works in the Kare Bears House. They answer phone calls, greet visitors, loan medical equipment, schedule trips and drivers and other various services. The estimated time commitment is a 3 hour shift per month (or more if you wish). Training is provided.
Drivers - A driver’s responsibility is to drive PebbleCreek residents to medical or therapy appointments. Our drivers use their own vehicles. Kare Bears reimburses drivers their gasoline costs on a per mile basis. The estimated time commitment is 2-4 hours a month (or more if you wish)
We are also considering an oversight committee composed of people who have strategic planning experience, such as a lawyer, public relation person, and a marketing/sales person.
WE NEED YOU!
"NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS"
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Schedule of Upcoming Events
|Tour Abrazo West Hospital||Thursday, December 15, 10 AM||13677 W McDowell|
|Holiday Program||Wednesday, December 21, 11 AM||EN Ballroom|
|KB House open 12 to Noon||Saturday, December 24 ||- normal Sat hours|
|KB House open 12 to Noon||Saturday, December 31||- normal Sat hours|
|Monthly Presentation ||Wednesday, January 18, 11 AM||EN Ballroom|
|Tour Abrazo West Hospital||Thursday, January 19, 10 AM||13677 W McDowell|
|AED / CPR Class||Friday, January 20||TF Ballroom|
|Source Book Delivery||Late Jan - Early Feb ||To your home|
|Kare Bears no longer arranges||Assisted Living facility tours|
The Resource Guide was updated on July 27