SAVE THE DATE: Thursday November 17, 2016

Join us for a joyful evening honoring Brian Lobley, President – Commercial & Consumer Markets, Independence Blue Cross. 

2016 Fall Fest

 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 austin@grievingchildren.org 

or 267-437-3123 extension 4

We hope to see you on Monday, June 6th at White Manor Country Club for a fun-filled day of golfing, delicious food, and beautiful surrounds. And it's all for a good cause! 
 
Your participation, whether you come to play golf or want to enjoy cocktail hour and dinner, will make a real difference for youth and families in need.
 
There are many ways you can get involved.  
  • 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 austin@grievingchildren.org or 267-437-3123 extension 4.

Additional Details
Date: June 06, 2016 12:00 PM
Location: White Manor Country Club, 831 Providence Road, Malvern, PA 19355

Schedule

12:00pm - Registration and lunch

1:00pm - Shotgun Scramble

5:30pm - Open Bar & Silent Auction

6:30pm - Dinner, Live Auction, and Raffle

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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!

STEP 1: ENROLL IN WELLNESS+ WITH PLENTI*
(*If you’re already a wellness+ member, you can skip to Step 2)
  • 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
STEP 2: ENROLL IN THE KIDCENTS ROUND-UP PROGRAM
  • 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
STEP 3: DESIGNATE THE CENTER FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN
  • 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.

If you have questions or issues in signing up please contact Austin Egan, Director of Development & Communications at austin@grievingchildren.org or 267-437-3123 extension 4.

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Development & Communications Associate

Development & Communications Associate Position Description

The Development & Communications Associate will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of The Center’s fundraising, including grant writing, special events, and individual giving. The Associate will also help manage online and print communications, including social media and website content, e-mail newsletters, and press releases. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, position that reports directly to the Director of Development & Communications.

Responsibilities

1. Support all aspects of donor relations and stewardship, including drafting acknowledgement letters, managing database and communicating with funders.

2. Research potential funding sources and support the preparation of funding proposals and reports.

3. Work with the Director of Development & Communications and Office Administrator to track all donations, gifts, and grants.

4. Promote the organization’s communications by developing written and visual content for social media, website, and e-mail newsletter.

5. Develop print materials, including donor correspondence, special event materials, annual report, advertisements, press releases and other marketing, fundraising, and advocacy materials as needed.

6. Assist in all aspects of The Center’s special events, including planning, execution, and follow-up.

7. Assist program staff as needed and other duties as assigned

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in marketing, communications, social services, or related field
• Minimum of 2-4 years of experience working in non-profit environment with proven development and communications experience
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in fundraising database software; experience with Salesforce highly preferred
• Technologically savvy, especially Microsoft Office (especially Publisher, PowerPoint, Word and Excel) and working knowledge of website content management, social media, e-mail
• Excellent interpersonal and team building skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism
• Highly organized and detail-oriented
• Creative thinker willing to learn new skills when necessary
• Photo, video, and graphics skills preferred
• Flexible multi-tasker
• Passion for The Center for Grieving Children’s mission
• Commitment to working with diverse populations
• Driver’s license, reliable transportation and valid auto insurance
• Child abuse clearance as well as FBI and criminal background checks required
• Ability to lift 25 pounds

Contact Information

Please send resume and cover letter to austin@grievingchildren.org. No phone calls please.

Group Clinician

Group Clinician Position Description

The Group Clinician will be responsible for facilitating grief support programs both on-site at The Center as well as in our satellite location(s). The Group Clinician reports directly to the Director of Center-Based Programming.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position, which includes two evenings per week. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities

1. Facilitate grief support groups for children and families at The Center and satellite location(s) two nights per week.

2. Group preparation (including materials, sign in sheets, etc.).

3. Maintain attendance and evaluation databases.

4. Conduct phone support check-ins to enrolled families.

5. Assist in supervising volunteers and student interns as assigned, and in accordance with professional guidelines and regulations.

6. Assist in presentations to the community on grief related topics.

7. Stay up to date on current literature and research in bereavement and children’s development literature.

8. Attend clinical and general staff meetings.

9. Assist in fundraising events for The Center (golf outings, galas, etc.).

Requirements

• Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field
• Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience working with children and families
• Experience working with grief, loss, and/or trauma
• Group facilitation experience
• Applicable state licensure preferred
• Certification in thanatology or trauma-related certification is a plus
• Commitment to working with diverse populations
• Passion for The Center for Grieving Children’s mission
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal and team building skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships with people from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Ability to maintain high standards of ethics, integrity, and professionalism
• High energy, goal-directed, task-driven relationship-builder
• Flexible multi-tasker
• Highly organized
• Self-starter
• Driver’s license, reliable transportation and valid auto insurance
• Child abuse clearance as well as FBI and criminal background checks required
• Ability to lift 25 pounds

Contact Information

Please send resume and cover letter to Angelle E. Richardson, Ph.D., LPC at angelle@grievingchildren.org. No phone calls please.

Would you like to be a part of helping children and families grow through their grief? Here is your opportunity! The Center for Grieving Children is still accepting applications for volunteers. You do not need counseling experience to volunteer with us. Simply attend a two-day training on January 23.

Download our volunteer application by clicking on the button below.
To begin the Group Volunteer Facilitator application process, simply complete the inquiry form below.

 

Please contact Dr. Angelle Richardson at 267-437-3123 extension 2 or angelle@grievingchildren.org with any questions.

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How you can help

The Center is always in need of food items, gift cards, games, art and craft supplies, and many other items. If you would like to donate an item on our Wish List, you can drop it off at our office located in East Falls or you can mail it to 3300 Henry Avenue, Suite 110, Philadelphia, PA 19129. For more information, you can contact The Center directly at 267-437-3123.

Click below to view our wish list items or download our wish list here.

Food Items

  • Granola Bars
  • Animal Crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Goldfish
  • Graham Crackers
  • Juice Boxes

Gift Cards

  • Craft Stores (Michaels, AC Moore, JoAnne Fabric)
  • Grocery Stores (Acme, ShopRite, BJs Wholesale)
  • Office Supply Stores (Staples, Office Depot)
  • Retail Stores (Target, Walmart, Amazon, Barnes and Noble)

Games

  • Candy land
  • Jenga

Arts and Craft Supplies

  • Crayons
  • Washable Markers
  • Sharpie Markers
  • Sanford Uni Paint Pens (Amazon)
  • Glitter Pens
  • Scrapbook Stickers
  • Photo boxes (Memory Boxes)
  • Clay Pots (1’’ and 3’’)
  • Construction Paper
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Children’s scissors
  • Glue/Glue Sticks/Glitter Glue
  • Balloons
  • Small Helium Tanks

Other Items

  • Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic ware
  • Cups: Cold and Hot Beverages

 

 

Donate

Four Leaf CLover 1600x800The Center for Grieving Children is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by grants and individual donations. Gifts of any size are welcome and can be made in memory of or in honor of someone. Our groups are provided at no cost to families. We receive no government support or healthcare reimbursement, but rely solely on the generosity of foundations, corporations and individual donors who want to make a difference for children and families. No child is denied care because of lack of financial ability. You can help through direct contributions, through soliciting funds from your place of employment or by helping with fundraising. To make a donation today click on the link below:

For additional donation opportunities, please contact Austin Egan, the Center’s Development and Communications Associate.
(267) 437-3123 x 4
austin@grievingchildren.org

Mission

The Center for Grieving Children 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. In addition, our mission includes serving as a training and resource center for professionals and others who interact with grieving children and teens.

Our Beliefs

Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of a loved one for children and teens, as well as adults.

Within each individual is the natural capacity to heal oneself.

The duration and intensity of grief are unique for each individual.

Caring and acceptance assist in the healing process.

Our Center-Based programs offer free peer support groups for children and teens ages 5-18 who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Peer support and a caring adult presence help to reduce the feelings of isolation and loneliness that children often experience after death. The Center has multiple locations around the city of Philadelphia. Creative activities and games allow children to express their thoughts and feelings about death. All groups are divided by age and developmental level to best tailor our support programs. The Center also offers concurrent caregiver groups to provide support for adults raising a grieving child. All Programs for grieving children and families are provided free of charge.

The Center was founded in 1995 by the Bereavement Program at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and incorporated as an independent nonprofit in 2000. Our main office is located in East Falls, PA with various Center-Based locations throughout the city of Philadelphia. The Center is supported through individual donations, grants, and corporate sponsorships.

 

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