According to an article by the American Hospice Foundation, youths deal with death in unique ways, and often experience an emotional distancing from their peers and fear of ridicule or judgment during the mourning process. Without support and guidance, bereaving youths may develop behavioral and mental-health problems, including school truancy and depression that may lead to suicide. Annie’s Hope – The Bereavement Center for Kids provides support groups, social events, a resource library, and retreats for children and families grieving the death of a loved one.
Annie’s Hope sponsors a teen retreat in which small groups of bereaving teens interact with empathetic peers, explore their concerns about a recent death, and work toward healing. Group and individual activities encourage teens to develop coping strategies by expressing themselves through arts and crafts, journaling about complicated feelings, and creating mementos of their loved ones in a candle-lighting ceremony. Annie’s Hope requires additional funding to cover the costs of its next retreat, including transportation to and from the retreat site, meals and snacks for the weekend, lodging, arts-and-crafts supplies, candles, and a nursing staff.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help Annie’s Hope guide young people in learning healthy ways to grieve a loved one. If G-Team members raise $400, including matching donations, then Annie’s Hope – The Bereavement Center for Kids can sponsor its teen retreat for four teens struggling with the death of a loved one. Each additional $400 raised will fund retreat participation for two teens. All donations will be matched up to $1,000 by MSG Jewelers, and G-Team members who register this Groupon will be placed into a raffle for a pair of white-gold-and-chocolate diamond earrings (a $900 value). If 50 people donate to today’s campaign, then Stygar Family of Funeral Service will donate an additional $500.
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All donations will be matched up to a $1,000 total by MSG Jewelers. If 50 people donate, Stygar Family of Funeral Service will donate $500.
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