Join us as we participate in The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candlelight Remembrance Ceremony to honor the memory of our children, Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 7 pm. Plan to gather by 6:30 at River Oaks Church in Harrisonburg (behind the old Shoneys.) Please feel free to bring pictures or mementos of your child/children to place on the remembrance table. We also encourage you to bring family and friends to celebrate your child with you and a snack to share following the ceremony.
Our service will consist of several readings, a song written and performed by Jessie Trainum, and a bereaved sibling dance choreographed and performed by Alaina Erbaugh and Taryn Zander.… Read the rest
Please read for a rare opportunity for our local families! If you do participate, we’d LOVE some photos for the newsletter and maybe some thoughts about what this meant to you!
The following comes from Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport. ” I wanted to reach out to your organization regarding an opportunity with a non-profit organization called Fly-Hope-Dream. Like The Sadie Rose Foundation, this organization was founded after the terrible loss of a child with the goal of offering support, hope and once in a lifetime flight experiences. Fly-Hope-Dream is beginning a coast-to-coast journey on Thursday and we have been told they will be at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport at some point this weekend (depending on how long they are at the first few stops) and hope to offer flights onboard a beautiful 1942 Stearman bi-plane to families in our community who have experienced the loss of a child.… Read the rest
Our October 2015 Newsletter is filled with information about upcoming events, a heartfelt thank you note, and opportunities for you to weigh in on coping with grief during the holidays and how to deal with guilt as bereaved parents and siblings. We look forward to receiving your responses! Click here to read our October 2015 newsletter or visit our newsletter page.
A reminder that the Dayton Autumn Celebration was postponed until this Saturday so we are baking Thursday morning (Oct 8) during coffee time. You are also welcome to bring already baked items to contribute!… Read the rest
We have moved to our new location and are getting settled in.
Read our June July 2015 newsletter here or by going to our newsletter page.
Also, we hope you can join us for this event July 19! There will be plenty of food trucks, unique vendors (start your Christmas shopping early with these one-of-a-kind local items,) and some great music!
We plan to have an open house that day and invite all SRF families to who can to join us as we show our new facility to the community. We are also needing bake sale items for that day.… Read the rest
We are so grateful and excited about everything that is happening at SRF! Here are a few things for your calendar.
June 11 we have our regular monthly open house coffee from 9:30-11:30 at our current office location, 206 Main Street.
June 16 we will be preparing the new house at 195 Main Street for some painting and planting as we begin to personalize this location for SRF use.
June 17&18 a local church camp is sending crews out to paint and plant. Feel free stop by and/or pitch in any of these three days.… Read the rest
In place of our May 11 support meeting, we invite you to join us at the Dayton Town Council Meeting for a rezoning request. The council will vote on whether or not to rezone the house located at 195 Main Street Dayton specifically for use by the Sadie Rose Foundation. This incredible opportunity is being offered to us for the same monthly rent we currently pay for two rooms at 206 Main Street. Wear your 5K shirts if you have one. Your support just by showing up means so much!… Read the rest
Special thanks to Karen Doss Bowman and Messenger Magazine for a beautiful tribute to The Sadie Rose Foundation. Read a PDF version of the article here. Messenger is the official magazine of the Church of the Brethren denomination. For more information about the magazine, or the Church of the Brethren, visit www.brethren.org.
I also want to add, there would never be an article like this without the many who make this possible! A special shout-out to our incredible donors and volunteers! YOU are what empowers the US! Thank you!… Read the rest