The Center for Grieving Children
PHILADELPHIA, PA, February 14, 2017 – The Center for Grieving Children has received a $25,000 grant from The Philadelphia Foundation to support and expand its services.
The general operating support grant will help ensure that more than 600 youth and 70 schools across Philadelphia receive free grief support services for children and families.
“We are grateful for this continued investment from The Philadelphia Foundation, which was announced by its President and CEO Pedro A. Ramos. These funds will ensure that more grieving children and families across our city have access to free support in the tragic aftermath of the death of a loved one,” said Darcy Walker Krause, Executive Director of The Center for Grieving Children. “This grant will empower children and families to find hope and to heal through their grief while honoring their deceased loved one’s memory.”
The grant, which recognizes that The Center for Grieving Children has met high performance benchmarks, was awarded through the Edward M. Story Memorial Fund, the Children’s Justice Fund and the William S. Lindsey Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.
About The Philadelphia Foundation
One of America’s oldest community foundations (founded in 1918), The Philadelphia Foundation (TPF) is committed to improving the quality of life in the Pennsylvania counties of Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia). A foundation and public charity, TPF connects philanthropic resources to societal needs. TPF manages assets of approximately $390 million and more than 900 charitable funds established by its fund holders. To learn more, please visit www.philafound.org/.
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 partnership with schools across 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
The Center for Grieving Children
PHILADELPHIA, PA January 23, 2017 – The Center for Grieving Children announced today a $100,000 Grief Reach grant from the New York Life Foundation to support expansion of services to 200-250 additional youth in the Strawberry Mansion and South/Southwest areas of Philadelphia.
“We are grateful for the New York Life Foundation’s continued investment in our organization, which will allow more underserved youth across Philadelphia to access our services,” said Darcy Walker Krause, Executive Director of The Center for Grieving Children. “The support will help many grieving children and their families in the city and beyond to begin the healing process.”
“Grief Reach applications have grown exponentially since the program began five years ago, which illustrates that awareness and demand for bereavement services is increasing every year,” said Maria Collins, vice president, New York Life Foundation. “We have responded to the demand by broadening the application parameters and increasing the financial support so that even more grief service providers can reach diverse and disadvantaged youth across the country.”
The New York Life Foundation created the Grief Reach program to help providers overcome barriers to bringing grief support services to youth not served by existing bereavement programs. One hundred and ninety-five Grief Reach grants totaling nearly $6 million have been awarded since the program’s inception in 2011.
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, agents, and retirees of New York Life through its Volunteers for Good program. To learn more, please visit www.newyorklifefoundation.org.
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
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday November 17, 2016
Join us for a joyful evening honoring Brian Lobley, President – Commercial & Consumer Markets, Independence Blue Cross.
To purchase tickets please click the image above or go HERE.
Tickets include butlered and stationed hors d’oeuvres, open bar, dinner and dessert, as well as silent and live auctions.
For questions and more information, please contact
Austin Egan, Director of Development & Communications, at email@example.com
or 267-437-3123 extension 4
- Platinum Sponsor ($12,500): provides a grief support group for 12 children
- Gold Sponsor ($7,500): brings grief groups into area schools
- Silver Sponsor ($5,000): supports four families for an entire year
- Bronze sponsor ($3,000): purchases arts and crafts for children
- Hole Sponsor ($1,000): buys supplies and snacks for a group
- Dinner Only ($85): provides 2 support groups with memory boxes to save special memories of their loved ones
You can also support this event by volunteering or donating an in-kind item. For registration details and more information, click the button below.
If you have any questions please contact Austin Egan, Director of Development & Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-437-3123 extension 4.
Location: White Manor Country Club, 831 Providence Road, Malvern, PA 19355
12:00pm - Registration and lunch
1:00pm - Shotgun Scramble
5:30pm - Open Bar & Silent Auction
6:30pm - Dinner, Live Auction, and Raffle
You can help The Center raise up to $20,000 in just 3 easy steps!
We are an official KidCents charity with RiteAid and every new designation through their wellness+ and Plenti program can earn us a BIG donation. If we can get 300 or more designations we will receive $20,000. YOU can help raise real money for The Center! It is free to designate us as your charity.
When you use your wellness+ and Plenti card, your purchase will be rounded up to the nearest dollar and your change will be donated to The Center. There is no obligation to use your card when your make a purchase, so designating The Center is free!
- Visit www.KidCents.com and click the ‘Start Rounding Up Today’ dial on left
- Click the box on the right to ‘Enroll in wellness+ with Plenti’
- Complete registration process for wellness+
- Click through to finish signing up in Plenti
- When finished with both processes, you will be directed to RiteAid.com
- Visit www.KidCents.com
- You should see your account logged in on the left.
- If not, click ‘Start rounding up today!’ dial on left to sign in with the wellness+ with Plenti account name and password you created
- Click “Select a Charity” on the left or go to our page HERE.
- Type in “The Center for Grieving Children” in the search bar and press enter
- Click “Select This Charity” beside the organization.
You are now enrolled in KidCents with The Center as your designated charity! Your account is active immediately and your card will arrive in 7-10 days. In the meantime, you can shop in-store and receive wellness+ with Plenti benefits by using the phone number associated with your account. You can check back any time to track how much you’ve donated or to change your preferences.
Join The Center for Grieving Children and our Young Professionals Board to cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday October 4th at 1pm at Paddy Whacks Pub on South Street (map below).
Paddy Whacks Pub – South Street