Ohio’s Hospice is celebrating two observance days — National Philanthropy Day and Children’s Grief Awareness Day.
National Philanthropy Day is observed on Nov. 15. The day recognizes the importance of all philanthropic deeds — charitable giving, volunteering, and more. On this day, we take a moment to acknowledge the importance of helping our communities and being thankful in this season for your support of our mission. It is an opportunity to engage with others to make a positive impact.
We say thank you for your continued support of our mission, including your support for the children in our community. You make it possible for our Pathways of HopeSM bereavement counseling professionals to support children when they need it most.
Children’s Grief Awareness Day, which is observed on Nov. 16, highlights the important and unique needs of children facing loss, and it brings awareness to the support that makes all the difference in the life of a grieving child. The day is an opportunity to recognize the impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child and the opportunity to provide resources to children.
Ohio’s Hospice offers grief support programs for children through our Pathways of HopeSM Grief Counseling Centers, including individual counseling, camps and mini-camps, and healing pathways school programs. To learn more about the support we provide grieving children, click here.
You can help us celebrate National Philanthropy Day by volunteering for a local organization or supporting our mission. Ohio’s Hospice believes that giving occurs when people see a need, and their response effects change.
Giving to Ohio’s Hospice enables continued superior care and superior services for patients and their family members. Every dollar raised stays local in your community. You can help support our mission in your community by clicking here.
As part of our grief and bereavement resources, our Pathways of Hope team reviewed the book, “When Someone Dies: A Children’s Mindful How-To Guide on Grief and Loss,” by Andrea Dorn. This book is designed as a process story to teach children new concepts in a concrete way and allow them to process their feelings. To read more about the book, click here.
With the approaching holidays, it’s important to remember that the holiday season can be very difficult for grieving children, especially during the first year of the loss of their loved one. The holidays can be both a reminder of the loss as well as reminder of special memories with the loved one.
Parents and caregivers can help children by letting them know they may experience painful feelings. Encourage your children to share their feelings. Plan activities and new traditions to add creativity and fun to a difficult situation. To learn more tips about how to support grieving children, click here.