Here is a link to the March 2014 newsletter.
Included you will find exciting news and photos of our office transformation, a number of upcoming events, ways to be involved, and monthly remembrances.
Again, here is the link. March 2014
We are excited to host our first ever Tupperware Bingo Fundraiser to support the ongoing outreach of the Sadie Rose Foundation.
When: March 11
Where: Weyers Cave Community Center 682 Weyers Cave Road Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Time: Doors open at 6:15 p.m., bingo starts at 7.
Ten games with 10 winners who will receive a Tupperware prize pack of $100 retail! Also silent auction items, raffle, and more!
We will be selling food so come hungry!
Presale: 2 cards for $15. You must reserve your presale cards by March 10 to receive to presale price.
$20 for 2 cards at the door. Additional cards can be purchased for $2 at the door.
Money raised from this event will help provide improved support meeting space at our office, grief workshop and scrapbooking space, bereavement/care packages, and general operating costs.
Please contact Regina at 540-810-4351 or regina@sadierosefoundation
We are still looking for sponsors for games. The $100 sponsorship pays for the Tupperware prizes for each game. This is a wonderful opportunity to memorialize your child/children by sponsoring in their memory. The sponsor of each game is listed on the game sheet so for example, Game #3 sponsored by the Harlow Family in memory of Sadie Rose Harlow, born lived and died June 20, 2007. There will also be a remembrance table where you are invited to place a photo of your child/children. Businesses and individuals are also invited to sponsor games and can also do so in memory of someone.
Thank you for making this possible. Because of your continued support, families grieving the death of a child find a community through the Sadie Rose Foundation. And although the grief-journey is a lonely one, no one has to walk it alone. We are grateful for friends like you who help provide this important outreach to our community!
The February 2014 Sadie Rose Newsletter is now available online.
Check out news about more office space and how that maximizes our support efforts, February Remembrances, news about an upcoming Tupperware Bingo Fundraiser and multiple support events, information about The Compassionate Friends National Conference, as well as a Q & A section on page 4.
Again, here is the link, February 2014
Here is the January 2014 newsletter, which includes an article about how to cope after the holidays, opportunities to be involved with the Sadie Rose Foundation, January Remembrances, photos of the 2013 Candle Lighting Ceremony, and more.
To view the newsletter, click here.
Due to inclement weather, our Candle Lighting Ceremony will be POSTPONED until Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren.
Please share this information with your family and friends!
Today, Sunday, is the date of the Worldwide Candle Lighting initiated by The Compassionate Friends. We invite you to still take part in the Worldwide Wave of Light by lighting a candle in your home at 7 p.m. and allowing it to burn for one hour. You can also visit the Compassionate Friends website to leave a message to your child/grandchild/sibling in the memorial notebook read and shared around the world by fellow bereaved families. Whether our children were known only by us in the beginning stages of pregnancy, whether they were born sleeping, or lived to be 3, 30, or 60, they are our children and have forever impacted our lives. Here again is the link for the Worldwide Memorial Notebook.
We invite you to post pictures of your lit candles at home this evening on our Facebook page and share who they are burning for.
In light of this postponement, we WILL have our online community chat this evening at 9 p.m. EST. Here is the link to participate in that.
We will see you WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC 11th, 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren for our candlelight remembrance ceremony. Stay warm, stay, safe, stay dry!
YOUR SADIE ROSE FAMILY IS REMEMBERING WITH YOU TODAY AND ALWAYS!
As shared in our December 2013 newsletter, because of our Candle Lighting Remembrance Ceremony and the busyness of the season we will NOT be having the First Thursday Miscarriage Support Meeting or the Second Monday Bereaved Parents Meeting or the Fourth Friday Bereaved Family Meeting in the month of December. All meetings will resume their normal schedules in January 2014.
We WILL host the Candle Lighting Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 8th, (detail above) as well as our Second Thursday Informal Coffee. ****NOTE TIME CHANGE – 9:30-11:30 a.m. instead of 10 a.m. – noon. This is a permanent change so mark your calendars for that. We will also host the Weekly Online Support Chat every Sunday night at 9 p.m. EST except for Dec 8th – the evening of the candle lighting ceremony. You can also connect with us on Facebook by searching The Sadie Rose Foundation.
Regina is also available for one-on-one support at the office and via texting, Facebook, and email. Group members are available for peer support via phone, email, and Facebook throughout the holidays. For peer support, click on the “Newsletter” tab. A list of peer support members with their contact information is listed on page 2 of all newsletters.
Although our December schedule varies from typical routine, we are here for you! “Because the path of grief after losing a child should never be walked alone.”
Join us as we participate in the Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting Ceremony to honor the memory of children gone too soon. Sunday, Dec. 8th, 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren 1496 S Main Street Harrisonburg. Please bring a snack to share following the ceremony and if you would like, a memento or photo of your child for the Remembrance Table.
The service will include:
* Welcome and announcements
* A reading
* A song
* A personal story
* A slideshow of children’s photos submitted by guests.(See submission details below.)
* After the slideshow, we will call people forward row by row and invite you to light a candle in memory of the child/children you are remembering. You will also be invited to say who you are lighting your candle for if you choose to do so. After you light your candle you may return to your seats and leave your candle lit for as long as seems right to you.
* We will close with a benediction.
Photo submission details: You may submit JPEG file photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the child’s name, date of birth and date of death. (You are still welcome to attend even if you did not get a photo to us!)
This is an event for all who wish to honor the memory of a child of any age. Families and friends are welcome to come remember and honor your child with you.
A basket will be available for donations to support the ongoing outreach and remembrance events sponsored by the Sadie Rose Foundation.
If you have any questions or are able to volunteer for this event, please contact Regina at 540-810-4351 or email@example.com.
Below is a photo of Sunrise Church of the Brethren where this event will take place.
The November edition of the Sadie Rose Foundation newsletter is now available online.
Included you will find information about our November Meal, the Candlelight Ceremony, upcoming support meetings, November Remembrances and future workshop information.
Click this link, SRF November Newsletter to check out the details.
We will host our annual Candlelight Ceremony December 8th at 7 p.m. at Sunrise Church of the Brethren in Harrisonburg. This event is in coordination with The Compassionate Friends’ Worldwide Wave of Light. This is to remember and memorialize children of any age who have died and for grandparents, parents, siblings, family and friends. To submit a photo for the remembrance slideshow, email a JPEG photo to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the name of the child you are remembering, their date of birth and date of death. We will also have a table for mementos. The ceremony will consist of several readings, a song, a brief presentation by Tammi Privott whose 16-year-old son, Matt, died in 2008, the slideshow and a time of candle-lighting for all who wish to participate. Please bring a snack to share following the ceremony. An RSVP is not required, but is helpful in our planning. To RSVP, scroll down this page to find the candlelight ceremony RSVP form. We WELCOME YOU with open arms. You’re not alone!
We also need volunteers to help set up and tear down for this event. If you are able to volunteer, please contact us.
Below is a photo of Sunrise Church of the Brethren and a few photos from previous candlelight ceremonies.