The ALCOVE center for Grieving Children and Families needs YOUR HELP! In order to facilitate our School Outreach Program for schools in the community, transportation is a necessity. Helping children and their families' cope with the devastating loss of a loved one is the goal of The Alcove and in order to achieve this goal, we NEED a reliable vehicle to reach our children in various schools participating in our School Outreach Program.The School Outreach Program reaches over one hundred students who otherwise would not be able to make it to our center due to poverty. The purpose of this fundraiser is to raise money for a new 2014 Toyota RAV4 to reach these children. Our Supporters at Shore Toyota in Mayslanding, New Jersey have whipped up a Special Deal for their friends here at The Alcove. However, in order to make this deal happen, we need people like you to share our mission with your friends, family, and social media. Any little bit helps to take us one step closer to our goal! Please take it upon yourself to share, share, share this Crowdrise page!!!
As the Alcove is the only bereavement support center in Southern New Jersey, it leaves a huge gap in service to countless numbers of children who have lost a loved one. The Alcove recognizes the need and has responded by outreaching to schools where there are large numbers of disadvantaged children who have experienced loss (many times violent and traumatic) and who are unable to attend group at our facility. Bringing our service to the schools allows us to reach larger numbers of children. Bringing our service to the schools circumvents many of the obstacles that many disadvantaged youth face.
The Alcove provides peer support groups to children ages 3-18 and to their surviving adult family members. For many young people, the overwhelming grief that accompanies the loss of a significant person can affect their lives in many ways. Unresolved grief puts children at high risk and can interfere with school achievement, cause depression, anxiety, behavior problems, leading to substance abuse. The Alcove teaches children coping skills and helps them explore the feelings that accompany a loss with the express purpose of helping youngsters become productive adults.
Attending group at The Alcove is cost free to the families. In order for it to remain this way, we need your help today.
Please Spread the Word... The Alcove NEEDS new wheels!!!