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Kate's Club 2015 Highlights

We would like to thank you all for your continued support. Here are some of the highlights of 2015: •In 2015, Kate’s Club provided over 21,180 hours of support services to 444 children and their families. •237 Kate’s Club volunteers dedicated 8,758 hours of time in 2015. •We brought 215 kids and 90 volunteers to…

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A World Where it is Ok to Grieve

By: Kate Atwood [Today is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day. It comes on the heels of the tragic terrorist attacks around the world. And while a lot of us are grieving a sense of loss of our own freedom by these attacks, hundreds of families are experiencing the darkest days of grief as they mourn…

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5 Ways to Go Blue for Blue November

Blue November Be an Advocate. | Be a Friend. | Be a Supporter.   As many of you already know, November 19th is National Children’s Grief Awareness Day. At Kate’s Club, we decided just one day of awareness wasn’t enough, so we created the month-long advocacy campaign called Blue November. Throughout the entire month of…

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If I Could Talk to You

If I could talk to you just one more time, Here are the things I would say I got good grades on my report card, Mom is doing great. I’d tell you about my day, Ramble on about my friends. Show you pictures of my new house, tell all the stories from beginning to end.  …

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Camp Good Mourning: Buddy Reflection

Submitted by Steve Alper, first-time buddy Two months ago I heard that male buddies were needed for something called Camp Good Mourning. I thought, “Sure, why not!” When I found out I was assigned to an adolescent boys cabin, the first thought that came to mind was, “What the heck have I done?” I have…

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Camp Good Mourning

I’ve never been to a bereavement camp before. I didn’t know what to expect, especially since I’ve never gone to any camp as an intern before.  I didn’t know whether my role would be one of camper support or running around doing whatever anyone needed from me. My role was a little bit of both…

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Recipe for the Best Me

Grief can throw us for a loop in all aspects of our lives, especially how we feel about ourselves. Sometimes it makes us feel like we’re falling apart at the seams. Sometimes it makes us feel alone. Sometimes it makes us question who we are. When we feel this way during our grieving, it’s difficult…

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Lucy's Monologue

By Lane and Lucy Pease While picking papers up off the floor, I came across my fourteen year-old daughter’s monologue she had written for her drama class. Of course, I read it after all if it is on the floor of the hallway it is fair game. Reading it, I realized she expressed so clearly…

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Thank You for Camp Good Mourning 2014!

Camp Good Mourning 2014 was another wonderful (and record breaking!) program for Kate’s Club! We will be posting more pictures and feature some blog posts from Camp.  We had 18o Kate’s Club members attend Camp Good Mourning this year and they were supported by 80 buddies! We can not say thank you enough to our…

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Pinch Me Please!

By Kate Atwood My first memory of the phrase “pinch me please” is from the movie, Annie. There is a scene and a song in the beginning, where the little orphan is given a tour of her new home with Daddy Warbucks. In pure delight, Annie rings out, “could someone, pinch me please?” It is…

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