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, in order to help them stay on a healthy path and grow into a productive life. No child should ever be left to grieve alone.
November 16th 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. For more information about National Children's Grief Awareness Day, feel free to check out their site.
Kate’s Club is also continuing our tradition of a month-long campaign of Blue November - we will hold Grief Awareness activities throughout Blue November, including our annual Memory Walk & Resource Fair
During Blue November, our goal is to spread awareness, and children's grief awareness advocates are our greatest allies.
What can you do to go blue?
Be An Advocate
Be willing to talk to your friends and colleagues about children’s grief. Tell them about Kate’s Club. Share our blog with with them. Use the hashtags #BlueNovember and #FaceGriefTogether on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to spread the word. You never know who you will reach that may need our services.
On November 17th, wear blue in support of a grieving child. You can also join us and others in our community on November 12th at the Kate’s Club Memory Walk. Visit our Memory Walk page for more event information, such as creating a fundraising team and registration details.
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 our 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.
Just remember to 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.
For a Blue November flyer that you can share with friends, click here.