H.U.G.S. all around!

On December 10th, Kate’s Club celebrated our last program of the year, Winter Holiday H.U.G.S. (Healing, Understanding, Giving, Support).

More than 120 Kate’s Club members and their families joined us for a memory activity and candle lighting ceremony. Families and volunteers were able to come together and share positive memories of their loved ones through an activity, Memory Bundles.

We shared a community meal, catered by Mamba Italiano, then ended our morning program with our annual candle lighting ceremony. Families lit candles in honor of their loved ones, going around in the circle to share the names of the ones who died with the group.

Our program day ended at NE Funtime Bowl. 90 of the Kate’s Club members and their families joined us at the bowling alley for an afternoon of fun. It was fun time had by all. Thanks to all of our wonderful families and volunteers for their involvement.

Kate’s Club Thanksgiving Holiday H.U.G.S. hosted 80 KC members and their families along with 17 volunteers.

Our planned activity was “Grateful Banners”, giving the families all of the materials to create beautiful banners to hang in their homes. The families were given the opportunity to be emotionally present to what they were grateful for instead of focusing on what was no longer in their lives.

Our volunteers did a great job at facilitating these small activity groups. Our families were amazing with their creativity and willingness to work together.

Check out pictures from Thanksgiving Holiday H.U.G.S. here: https://picasaweb.google.com/112278567140557575419/ThanksgivingHUGS2011?feat=email.

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