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Crafting for a Cause
Angela's quilts and beautifully crafted knit and crochet items hold a special place in her heart. 

At the end of this month, she will participate in her first craft show and donate her profits to The Children's Room.
Emily with her grandmother and father in the Little's Room at TCR

Her granddaughter, Emily, and son, Brendan, came to TCR for peer support groups after Emily's mom, Amy, died when she was 5 years old.

"I'm so happy to give something back because you helped my family," said Angela. "And it's something near and dear to my heart."

The Children's Room is a special place for Emily, and she was excited to show her grandmother around on a recent visit.

Emily led the group from room to room and shared her favorite TCR activities. Continue reading...

If you are interested in planning a special event or fundraiser to benefit The Children's Room, please contact Becca at or 781-641-4741 x334.

Run the 2015 Boston Marathon for TCR
Applications are due THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30th 
for our 2015 Miles & Memories Marathon Team.

Achieve a personal goal while raising crucial funds to hep support grieving children and their families.

TCR Gets the Gold
GuideStar Gold level seal
The Children's Room is proud to announce that we've been awarded a Gold level seal on GuideStar Exchange.

The Gold level is GuideStar's highest level attainable and is awarded to non-profit organizations that demonstrate a commitment to transparency and accountability.


Community Tours
Celebrating 10 years 
in our Arlington center! 
Moving into our home on the corner of Mass. Ave. and Appleton St. was a special moment in the history of The Children's Room.

Upcoming Tours
Thurs., Nov. 6 at 10am
Tues., Dec. 9 at 7pm

We have 3 full floors dedicated to our programs for children, teens, families, and professionals.

Be sure to take a peek in our High Energy Room, a room with padded walls where kids can be active and release emotions safely.
It's a popular room during peer support groups!

Photos from our 2014 Memories Walk
We had beautiful weather and a great crowd for our Memories Walk community event earlier this month.

Take a look at some photos from the day over at TCR's Facebook page!

A New Program Year Begins at TCR
fall leaf with red heart
TCR staff and volunteer facilitators have been welcoming new and returning families to our peer support groups, and our warm and welcoming house is once again filled with the sounds of laughter and group activities.

Our peer support groups in area schools and Boys & Girls Clubs in Boston are also starting back up now that school is in full swing.

It doesn't end there -- in addition to peer support groups, TCR offers a range of services for grieving families, including:
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:

Volunteers from Sherwin-Williams lent their painting experience to TCR for a day
  • Arlington Hockey Club for hosting a successful Skate-A-Thon to benefit TCR's Memories Walk, raising over $8,000!
  • All our Memories Walk participants, volunteers, and sponsors. 
  • 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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1210 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476


Phone: 781-641-4741   

Fax: 781-641-0012