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.

21 July 2009

An important message from The Children’s Room

Dear Friend of The Children’s Room,

Like many families, businesses and non-profit groups today, our organization has been affected by the difficult economic climate. Despite these challenges, we remain deeply committed to fulfilling our mission of providing caring support to grieving children, teens and families.

The Board of Directors of The Children’s Room would like to share with you our recent difficult decision, arrived at in partnership with our Executive Director, Barbara Clarke. In order to focus our current financial resources on our core mission of supporting families through our program, we have determined — with Barbara — that Barbara will be leaving the organization effective Friday, July 31st.

As many of you know, Barbara has been with The Children’s Room for almost three years.
She took over at a difficult time in the organization’s history, and her resourceful efforts helped us enhance our profile in the community, professionalize and strengthen our fundraising and modernize our technological capabilities. We’d like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Barbara for her inspired contributions to the organization and deep commitment to grieving children and families.

As the Board works to restructure The Children’s Room, we want to assure you of our continued commitment to maintaining the vitality of our program with a remarkably able staff and devoted team of volunteers under the direction of Donna Sharff, Program Director.

In dealing with bereavement, we have learned how the power of peer support and community helps people deal with change and transition. With this in mind, we hope you will continue to support the mission and work of The Children’s Room at this challenging time.

If you have any questions or concerns about Barbara’s departure, we invite you to contact Judy Zabin, Board President, at 781-861-0956.

Meantime, please join the Board in sincerely thanking Barbara for her service to The Children’s Room, and wishing her all the best.

Best regards,

The Board of Directors
The Children’s Room