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Our Marathon Woman – Victoria Arthur’s Run

She did it! Dr. Victoria Arthur completed the Boston Marathon (her first marathon ever) with an official time of 4:48:41. Impressive! And there is more exciting news to share: Not only did Vic reach her fundraising goal of $7500 (enough to fund five children in our program), but she is getting very close to doubling that number. You can help her reach this amazing new target to fund ten children by donating today. To read more about Victoria and her story, visit our Victoria's Run page.

By |April 25th, 2010|Categories: Family Stories, Memorial Events, News, Newsletter|Comments Off on Our Marathon Woman – Victoria Arthur’s Run

Teens Share Personal Stories of Loss through Performance

The Children’s Room Teen Performance Troupe has been on the road, performing their original skits and answering candid questions in middle schools, high schools, colleges, and social service agencies across Massachusetts.  The teens bravely and honestly share their personal grief stories and experiences with their audiences. So often kids hold feelings of grief deep inside, and their grief is unrecognized and unacknowledged. These teens reach out to others with the message that breaking this silence is redemptive and healing. The Teen Performance Troupe is an integral part of The Children’s Room outreach and education effort in our communities, so that our message of hope and compassion reaches many more children in diverse neighborhoods and schools. For many children whose families cannot access bereavement services, the teen troupe brings empathy and validation. The troupe performance calendar includes dates for Lexington, Plymouth, and Newton schools, Tufts and BC, and a bereavement center in Northampton.  Please contact us if you would like to learn more about scheduling a performance, or read more about The Teen Performance Troupe. We invite everyone to join us at the Belmont Hill School on June 6th for the final public performance of the season.

By |March 25th, 2010|Categories: College Students, Community Events, Events, Family Stories, News, Newsletter, Resources, Teens|Comments Off on Teens Share Personal Stories of Loss through Performance

Memories Walk Shines in the Sun

Thank you to the 350+ walkers who joined us, and to the many others who supported us from a distance!  Our Memories Walk and 10th Anniversary Celebration on October 4th was such a meaningful and successful day.  We enjoyed family, friends, inspiring words, sun (!) -- and even a rainbow to bring the day to a wonderful conclusion.   There is still plenty of time to donate. The online teams and fundraising pages on Firstgiving at www.Firstgiving.com/childrensroom will remain up through the New Year. Since this is our 10th Anniversary, we hope people will keep on donating to teams and friends right through the end of the year -- and spread the word that you can still create a new fundraising page and help the children in our program.   Thank you so much for the outpouring of support. We are deeply grateful!! Check back soon for more reflections on the day and to see pictures.

By |November 15th, 2009|Categories: College Students, Community Events, Events, Family Stories, News, Newsletter, Resources, Teens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Memories Walk Shines in the Sun

Attend the SCA Boston SnowBall on December 4th to support our Teen Performance Troupe!

We are delighted to announce that The Children's Room Teen Performance Troupe has been selected as one of three beneficiaries of the 23rd annual Santa Claus Anonymous (SCA) SnowBall. SCA is a non-profit fundraising organization that supports Boston area youth programs for educational, social, and character development.   What: Santa Claus Anonymous SnowBall The event includes dancing (to both live entertainment & DJ), a casino, silent auction, and pictures with Santa. There will be a cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres. This is a 21+ event, and attire is black tie optional.   Where: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street When: Friday – December 4, 2009 from 9:00pm – 2:00am Why: Have fun while supporting great youth programs   For more information about the event and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.scaboston.org/purchasetickets.html Tickets purchased in advance are discounted, so reserve them today!

By |October 29th, 2009|Categories: Community Events, Events, News, Newsletter|Comments Off on Attend the SCA Boston SnowBall on December 4th to support our Teen Performance Troupe!

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Leaving in July

Our Executive Director, Barbara Clarke, will be leaving The Children’s Room on July 31st.  Barbara has been with The Children’s Room for almost three years, and has helped us enhance our community profile, professionalize our fundraising, and modernize our technological capabilities. We express our heartfelt appreciation for her inspired contributions. […]

By |May 31st, 2009|Categories: News, Newsletter|Tags: |0 Comments

Live and on the Air with the Lenny Zakim Fund and the Peace Institute

On Sunday, January 23 at 10 pm, The Children’s Room will be guests on the Jordan Rich radio show.  We have been invited by the Lenny Zakim Fund, one of our supporters.  Together with th Louis D. Brown Peace Institute we will be telling an audience in 38 states and Canada about the mission of The Children’s Room and how we help grieving families.  We will also highlight an upcoming collaboration with the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute to help families affected by homicide. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to spend an hour with these great folks talking about how to help families in crisis.  This show will be available on our website for listening a week or so afterwards. […]