November 2014 Newsletter    


Coping with grief during the holidays


Navigating the holiday season can feel overwhelming, especially if you are grieving the loss of an important person in your life. 

Different holiday activities, decorations, and foods may remind you of the person who died and how things will be different without them. 

The anticipation of the day may be more difficult than the day itself. Having a plan ahead of time can help ease some of the anxiety and fear of the unknown. 


Children's Grief Awareness Day 
TOMORROW - Thursday, November 20
Children's Grief Awareness Day is observed every year on the Thursday before Thanksgiving. 

This time of year is particularly appropriate because the holiday season can be an especially difficult time after a death.

In addition to inviting families to participate in a community Grief Awareness activity in our Arlington center, TCR will also be out in the community tomorrow providing information about children's grief and services offered by The Children's Room.

We will be sharing photos and messages on social media from children and teens who are the experts on their own grief and loss experiences. Join us on Facebook and Twitter, and help show grieving children and teens that they are not alone.

Click here to learn more about Children's Grief Awareness Day, including where you can find resources and how you can get involved.
Fitness Bootcamp to Benefit TCR
Accelerated Fitness in Lexington is hosting a fitness bootcamp next month to benefit The Children's Room.

Bootcamp For A Cause
Sunday, December 21
9am - 10am
153 North St, Lexington 02420

The bootcamp is open to anyone that wants to attend. You can bring a friend, family member, co-worker.....anyone. Cost of attending is a donation in any amount with all proceeds going to The Children's Room.

Many thanks to Accelerated Fitness and Rich Ruffing for their continued support of The Children's Room!
Amazon Smile
Are you planning to do some online shopping this holiday season?

You can support TCR just by shopping on Amazon!
A portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to TCR when you shop through
Holiday Wreaths
by Blooms of Hope
We're grateful for the beautiful flowers donated to TCR year-round by Blooms of Hope.
Holiday wreaths are now available for online purchase. 

Pick-up dates range from November 29th through December 7th from their studio in Belmont.

Support TCR on Giving Tuesday
December 2, 2014

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting shopping deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

Be a part of this day of giving by making a donation on December 2nd to The Children's Room and encouraging others to give to whatever causes matter most to them.

Connect with TCR on Facebook and Twitter and share why you give to support grieving families!
Our Heartfelt Thanks

With Thanksgiving approaching, we want to take a moment to thank YOU for supporting the vital mission of The Children's Room. 

We rely on our generous donors and volunteers to provide hope-giving programs, free of charge, to grieving families.

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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