“A Summer to Remember” Helps Grieving Children

"A Day to Remember" is July 10, 2011.

Full Circle Grief Center needs your support for their “Summer to Remember” campaign to raise $100,000 in 100 days!

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, then you know how hard it is to deal with the loss and grief. Especially for children who lose parents, siblings, or other loved ones. Now there is something you can do to help grieving children by supporting Full Circle’s programs that provide a safe place for children to grieve and express their emotions and concerns.

This summer’s campaign is critical to help Full Circle continue to provide programs, services, and family events at no charge to families dealing with the pain of losing loved ones. Here are some simple ways you can help:

  1. “A Summer to Remember” – the campaign is a time to give financial support that will help children deal with the agonizing grief of losing a parent, sibling or others in their life.  It is even more important for donors to make their gifts as early as possible because a very generous donor has presented a challenge. They are currently matching donations received up until June 30, 2011. You can visit the special website page to make your donation which will be counted towards the donor’s matching gift.
  2. Full Circle also is raising funds on “A Day to Remember” on Sunday, July 10, 2011. This is a day for families to work together to support grieving families in our community. It is part of Full Circle’s 2011 “Summer to Remember” campaign to raise $100,000 in 100 days. You can sponsor a lemonade stand, baked goods sale, car wash, dog wash, or any other creative way to raise money for Full Circle’s programs. Prizes will be awarded for the most money raised, as well prizes for the most creative idea for fundraising. You can submit your idea and help make this campaign a success by encouraging others to participate. Visit this link and tell us how you think we can make “A Day to Remember” even more successful. Conduct your own fundraiser and present your gift to Full Circle.

    Full Circle's Memory Quilt is created by children expressing their grief through art.
  3. Wine Down Wednesday at the Wine Loft in Short Pump is donating all proceeds to Full Circle on July 6. We need as many people as possible to attend the event on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. There will be a brief presentation of Full Circle’s mission and capabilities, along with an opportunity to talk with the founders, Stephen and Allyson Drake, so you can learn more about Full Circle. It’s just $5 at the door which goes directly to Full Circle and drinks are discounted for the event. Visit here for more information and mark this date on your calendar.

And if you have lost a loved one, be sure and visit Full Circle’s website and take advantage of the Memory Wall to remember the person with a special message. Join dozens of others who have created a memorial to their loved one.

Please help Full Circle help those who are grieving by offering creative outlets for children to express their grief and remember their loved ones. No gift is too small and they also need volunteers to help in many different areas.