Skip to content
mourninghope's profile image - click for profile

MOURNING HOPE's Fundraiser:

Healing the Family Heart

MOURNING HOPE's Photo

BENEFITING: MOURNING HOPE

THE STORY:

Our project requests $5,100 in funding to coordinate and host “Healing the Family Heart, “ a family grief camp to be held in Lincoln, Nebraska in October 2011. “Healing the Family Heart” is designed to support grieving children in a compassionate environment where families can share experiences and participate in a variety of nurturing activities specifically designed for bereaved children and families. Healing the Family Heart is a wonderful and meaningful experience for children and their families coping with the many losses following the death of someone significant in their life. Children often lack the means to express their grief or to honor and remember the person who died. Through a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, creative writing and physical activities, children and their caregivers have the opportunity to “get their feelings out” while memorializing their loved one. Perhaps the most important thing this unique opportunity offers is the chance for children and their caregivers to spend an extended period of time with others going through similar losses. The retreat weekend is an opportunity for Lincoln families to connect with others, continue the healing process and awaken a sense of hope.

In order to initiate and fund this project, we anticipate needing approximately $5,100; this monetary amount will cover all lodging for families up to 40 people, 3 meals per person, use of the facilities for break-out grief sessions, liability insurance, challenge course participation, evening festivities, t-shirts and all supplies for the event. Mourning Hope would use your generous gift to fund this undertaking. Please note that only hard costs of the retreat were included in the $5,100 total – no funding was included for staff salaries or other management-related costs.

The Team: $0 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM

Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

Be the first to Donate to MOURNING HOPE and Healing the Family Heart.