Grief Awareness Day – #BlueNovember
At Kate’s Club, our mission is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. Our job at Kate’s Club is to love them, nourish them, share with them, and teach them. To help them stay on a healthy path and grow into a productive life. No child should ever be left to grieve alone. November 20th is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day and the official color is blue. National Children’s Grief Awareness Day was created to draw attention to the needs of thousands of grieving children. Kate’s Club is also beginning a month long campaign of #BlueNovember – what can you blue this November to help a grieving child?
We will hold Grief Awareness activities throughout the week including holding our Memory Walk on November 15th. We hope you can join us! On November 20th we will be holding a open house for our partners and the community – view our flyer for more information 2014 Grief Awareness Day Open House Flyer !
What can you do to help?
Be An Advocate – Be willing to talk to your friends and colleagues about children’s grief. Share our blog with with them. On November 20th, wear blue in support of a grieving child. Join us and others in our community on November 15th at the Kate’s Club Memory Walk. Tell them about Kate’s Club. You never know who you will reach that may need our services.
Be A Supporter – Be willing to use your time and resources to support a children’s bereavement organization. Kate’s Club is completely cost free to the families and children who need our services. We are only able to provide these much needed services because of generous donors and volunteers. Consider being a Kate’s Club “Buddy”. Consider a 100% tax deductible donation to Kate’s Club. Any amount of money or time is valuable to an organization like Kate’s Club.
Be A Friend – If you know of a grieving family or child be a friend to them. We know that sometimes it is hard to know what to say to someone who has had a loved one die. Be authentic and sincere. Grieving children often feel alone and misunderstood. Many well-meaning adults avoid talking about the deceased person in fear that doing so will exacerbate the grief children are experiencing. In doing so, children might feel as though talking about or even expressing their grief is not acceptable. Be willing to listen. Often, it is more about being present for a grieving child or family than grand gestures.