Village Community Projects

East End Hospice

Workshops for Hospice began in December 2011 using remaining greens from the SGC members’ Holiday Boxwood Topiary Workshop.  The following Monday, SGC members: Jane Fear, Janis Murphy and Cindy Willis, and a Hospice volunteer, Carolyn Gemake, met at the home of president, Lydia Wallis, and made 7 boxwood topiaries decorated with ribbons, walnuts and Lady apples and filled seven baskets with greens, ornaments and bows as gifts for Hospice patients in Southampton Town, to be delivered by Hospice nurses and volunteers.

The baskets were so well received by East End Hospice staff and patients that a full member workshop was planned for the following December.  At the suggestion of SGC members, a summer workshop was added in July 2013. Summer workshops have included containers with fresh cut flowers, mini orchid plants and African violets.  In December 2016, fifteen felt holiday baskets were filled with candies for children either in Hospice care or with family members in Hospice care.

This popular tradition continues with members holding two workshops each year filling 80 baskets for adults and children.