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Featured Blog Post by TCR Marathon Team Captain
"Just keep running... just keep running." 
Steph at last year's
homemade finish line
This mantra keeps Stephanie Lubin-Levy going during the hard training runs as she prepares to run the Boston Marathon once again in support of TCR. 
She will be running in memory of her father, who died when she was four years old.
Steph was asked to write a guest post on John Hancock's "Extra Mile" blog, sharing her story of why she has chosen to run for The Children's Room. 
Her beautiful post includes a heartwarming memory of her marathon run last year, after she was unable to cross the finish line.
Take a minute to read and share Steph's story and support her run!
Teen Fundraiser Wins Volunteer Award
Fourteen-year-old Robert Gray has become something of a celebrity at TCR's Annual Memories Walk.
Robert celebrating his 14th birthday at the 2013 Memories Walk
The date of the Walk always falls near Robert's birthday, and for the past four years he has asked his friends and family to support The Children's Room instead of giving him presents. 
Through his birthday Memories Walk fundraising, Robert has raised a total of $16,000 for TCR!

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to The Children's Room, Robert recently received the John F. Kennedy Make A Difference AwardOne hundred middle school students from across Massachusetts were honored at an awards ceremony this month at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.

Robert receives JFK volunteer award
Robert with his mom, Margaret Ann, and Head of School at Fayerweather Street School, Edward Kuh
Robert's connection with The Children's Room began at age five when he started participating in a peer support group at TCR along with his mom, Margaret Ann. His father died in a plane crash when he was three years old.

Robert says, 
"I will always think of The Children's Room as a safe place for me to explore what happened when I was so young. Thanks to The Children's Room and my mom, I have some happy memories with my dad, and I know his spirit lives in me."

We are so proud of Robert and grateful for all he has done for The Children's Room!
Community Tours 
at TCR
Whole Foods 5% Day
Shop at Whole Foods Market in Arlington on Tuesday, April 8thand a portion of your total 
will go to support TCR!

Four times during the year, Whole Foods Market donates 5% of one day's net store sales to a selected non-profit. 

TCR is honored to be chosen by Whole Foods in Arlington to benefit from this program.

All donations collected for TCR on April 8th will support the fundraising efforts of our 2014 Boston Marathon team.
Fall Volunteer Training
The dates have been set for our Fall 2014 Volunteer Facilitator Training

Application is required to attend, and completion of training does not guarantee group placement.

All applicants with interest in volunteering in our family peer support groups must complete the mandatory training.

Training dates and additional info is available on our website.
Help TCR get free ad space in the Globe!
If you subscribe to The Boston Globe, you can select TCR as the recipient of your Boston Globe GRANT program ad voucher.
The submission deadline has been extended to April 1st.

We're currently #22 on the list of non-profits who have received vouchers. 

Thank you to everyone who has supported TCR through this program!
TCR's First TEEN NIGHT this Friday
Our first Teen Night is a chance for teens to connect and explore ways to get involved with other teens at TCR - whether it's a group, social outings, or mentoring younger children in our program. 
Today is the last day to register for this event!
The night will include pizza, movies, and plenty of time for socializing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 
Friday, March 21st
6:30 - 9:30 pm
The Children's Room
Teens from different groups here at our center and our school and community groups are invited, and any teen who has experienced loss is welcome to attend. Stay tuned for dates for future Teen Night gatherings.
All interested teens must complete a registration form and have a parent or guardian's consent to participate. Today is the last day to register.
Please contact Colleen at if you are interested or have any questions. This event is for teens in grades 9 - 12.
Click here to download our Teen Night flyer
Please share this with any teens who might be interested!
Volunteer Opportunity: Marathon Training Run on 3/29
Are you interested in helping our Miles & Memories Marathon Team prep for the big race? 
The team is participating in a 21-mile training run on Saturday, March 29th, and we're looking for volunteers to help provide our runners with 5 - 7 water stops along the way.
Starting at 8:30am, runners will begin at the starting line in Hopkinton and run the first 21 miles of the marathon course, to the top of Heartbreak Hill in Newton.
Many other non-profits will be participating in Saturday's training run and hosting their own water stops. This is a great opportunity to come out and show your support for the TCR Marathon Team!
If you're interested in volunteering or have any questions, 
contact Becca at or 781-641-4741 ext. 334.
Meet Our Miles & Memories Marathon Runners
Leading up to the 2014 Boston Marathon, we have been featuring each of our 15 Miles & Memories Marathon runners. Visit TCR's team fundraising page to read about the whole team!



Rich is running in memory of his mom. This will be his fourth time running the Boston Marathon.


Returning 2013 Runner

Anne is running in memory of her husband, Jim. After Jim's death, Anne and their two sons attended peer support groups at The Children's Room. This will be Anne's third time running the Boston Marathon in support of TCR.


Returning 2013 Runner

Brandon is running in memory of his grandparents and his Aunt Sue.


Returning 2013 Runner 

Terri is running the marathon for those who cannot run and to honor and remember them.


Returning 2013 Runner

Brenda is running in memory of her father, Joe, who died when she was eight years old. She is also running to honor the lives and dreams of family, friends, and the children and families of TCR.



2014 Marathon Team

 Thank you for supporting our 2014 Boston Marathon team 

as they prepare to run 26.2 miles for grieving children, teens, and families!

Our Heartfelt Thanks
We are grateful to so many of you whose support enables all that we do here at The Children's Room. A word of thanks for some special donations of time, talent, and much-needed resources: 
  • Local businesses who generously donated to recent TCR events:

Arlington Food Recovery Project, Blooms of Hope, Blue Ribbon BBQ, Boston Beer Company, East Coast Grill, Giles Fine Wine, Jean-marie Corrois (musician), Lyndell's Bakery, Needham Center Fine Wines, Quebrada Baking Company

  • All our gifted, reliable, caring volunteers (close to 100!), without whom we could not reach nearly as many children and families... thank you, one and all.

The Children's Room has partnered with Donate for Charity to make it fast and easy to donate your old vehicle to TCR. Your vehicle will be picked up - free of charge! - from anywhere and TCR will receive a donation in the amount of the vehicle's value.

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