The Center for Grieving Children Meets with Local New York Life Office for Check Presentation

Philadelphia, PA, March 3, 2017 — In recognition of the New York Life Foundation’s $100,000 Grief Reach grant, The Center for Grieving Children visited New York Life’s local office in Bala Cynwyd for a check presentation. The event highlighted the continued partnership between the local New York Life office and The Center for Grieving Children to support Philadelphia’s grieving youth.

As part of New York Life’s Volunteers for Good program, which provides grants, in-kind donations, and employee volunteers to make a difference in local communities, Volunteers for Good Coordinator Faith Romolini and her team recently coordinated a supply drive and donation of dozens of backpacks filled with art materials

“We are extremely grateful for the continued partnership with the local office of New York Life,” said Darcy Walker Krause, Executive Director of The Center for Grieving Children.  “They are a committed partner and provide invaluable volunteers to better support the needs of underserved youth in the city.”

Pictured:  New York Life’s South Jersey General Office Managing Partner Robert G. Karalius, ChFC (first row, far right), Volunteers for Good Coordinator Faith Romolini (first row, second from right), and Volunteers for Good team members of the New York Life’s local office present a $100,000 Grief Reach grant check to Darcy Walker Krause, Executive Director (first row, second from left), and her team from The Center for Grieving Children to fund expanded grief support services to children and families in Philadelphia.

About The Center for Grieving Children

The Center for Grieving Children was founded in 1995 at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 2000. The only organization of its kind based in the City of Philadelphia, The Center helps children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs. To this end, The Center runs free grief groups for youth ages 5-25 in four locations and in over 70 schools in the city.  It also provides training and support to schools, communities, and professionals who interact with grieving youth and families. To learn more about The Center, please visit www.grievingchildren.org

 

About the New York Life Foundation

Inspired by New York Life’s tradition of service and humanity, the New York Life Foundation has, since its founding in 1979, provided $240 million in charitable contributions to national and local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation supports programs that benefit young people, particularly in the areas of educational enhancement and childhood bereavement. The Foundation also encourages and facilitates the community involvement of employees and agents of New York Life through its Volunteers for Good program. To learn more, please visit www.newyorklifefoundation.org.