December 2015 Newsletter 
In This Issue
We hope you'll save the date for our Community Candle Lighting on January 20. We're also looking forward to hosting a special event for young TCR alumni (21 and older) on January 29.
Heartfelt thanks to our entire TCR community and all those who made December so bright! 

Tools & Strategies that Help Families Cope with Loss

Please join us for an eight-week Parenting While Grieving Child Loss series for adults.

This educational series is designed to help support parents/guardians who are grieving the death of a child and who are raising children (ages 3 to 18) who are grieving a sibling. 

The series begins on Tuesday, January 19th, and will meet every other week from 7 to 8:30 pm. The first meeting will start at 6:30 pm. Our last meeting will be on April 26th. 

There is no cost for this series, but space in limited. Please sign up by January 8th. Click here to download an application today.

If you are interested in the series or have any questions, please contact Nicole at or 781-641-4741, ext. 225.

Teen3Finding Courage & Discovering Connections Through Our Teen Program

Our Teen Program ascended to new heights this December! TCR teens had an amazing time climbing rock walls, connecting with each other, and learning the true meaning of support at our event. 

"The teens showed incredible courage as they risked sharing about their experiences, trying new challenges, and working as a team, even though many were meeting others for the first time, said TCR's Youth & Community Outreach Coordinator Christine Lambright. "They were remarkably accepting of each other's differences and skill levels, and they cheered each other on and gave unending support."

A teen offers her hand in support to her fellow 
climber as they ascend the rock wall.

Interested in our Teen Program? Please JOIN US for a special TCR Teen Night at a BU Hockey game on Saturday, January 23, 2016Come connect with other teens as we cheer on Boston University's men's ice hockey team versus University of Maine. 

Marathon2Meet Our 2016 Boston Marathon Team 

We're so proud to introduce the 6 runners of our 2016 Miles & Memories Marathon Team!

Click on each runner's name to learn why they're running 26.2 miles to support grieving children, teens, and families. 

Thank you to the John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program for granting us bibs for the 2016 Boston Marathon!

Join Us for a TCR Young Alumni Event

Join us for a wine & cheese gathering!

JOIN US on Friday, January 29, 2016, from 7 to 10 pmfor a very special wine and cheese gathering exclusively for our young adult alumni! 

TCR alums (21 or older) will gather together at the big yellow house in Arlington in order to revisit a familiar community, socialize with one another, and discuss creative ways to stay involved with TCR. 

It promises to be a fun night, so PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Be sure to share this information with any 21+ TCR alums who you think might want to attend. Follow our Facebook event page for updates and to stay in touch. 

Questions? Need to update your contact information? Email

There's Still Time . . . 
Our Next Volunteer Facilitator TrainingVolunteer6 Begins January 8, 2016
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ThanksOur Heartfelt Thanks
Thank you for your support, and thanks to the following people for some special, recent donations.


Thank you so much to the trustees of Winning Home, Inc., who delivered a $10,000 grant!

Thank you so much for sharing the cheer, 
Whole Foods Market of Arlington#ShareTheCheer

By our calculations, it took 97.5 HOURS
of folding, stuffing, and sealing to get this year's annual appeal mailing to the post office. WHEW! Huge thanks to all of our volunteers for all of their time and effort getting everything ready to mail, and a very special thank you to Board Member Mary Ellen Margosian for once again offering her home as our mailing's assembly headquarters!

Thank you so much to Enterprise Rent-A-Car! We were honored to receive $1,000 through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation!

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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