A day for giving thanks…a day for getting deals…today is a day for giving back. It’s called Giving Tuesday and it’s a global day dedicated to giving back.
I wanted to talk about something I don’t talk about often here. My other role….as a social worker….currently in a very special place called the Center for Hope. Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is committed to creating a place of healing and hope where children and families can come together in their journey of grief.
The Center for HOPE (Healing, Opportunity, Perseverance, Enlightenment) offers programs intended to meet the needs of the entire family providing support and help to bereaved children, adolescents and their parents through developmentally age appropriate groups and short term counseling. The Center also specializes in meeting the needs of parents who have experienced the devastating loss of a child. These groups are provided free of charge and facilitated by certified social workers and compassionate, caring trained volunteers.
I am honored to be a part of this program for the past 7 years. I’ve observed families enter our doors at the brink of devastation, and leave with support, strength, and hope for getting through the days and weeks ahead. I cannot think of a better place to give to, if you are in a position to do so today, than the Center for Hope. Your donation will serve to help children right now who might be preparing for a first holiday season without a mom, dad or sibling.
A volunteer at the Center for Hope started a GoFundMe account. Please check it out and spread the word about this wonderful cause. xoxo.