- ANGEL ORNAMENTS - $5 EACH
- "SHARE - FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS" AWARENESS WRISTBANDS - $3 EACH OR 4 FOR $10
NEXT MEETING DATE
MEETINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO ATTEND VIA SKYPE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN INVITE, PLEASE EMAIL CARA.
NEXT MEETING DATES:
GRIEF / LOSS SUPPORT - Wednesday, July 14th at 7pm in the Community Room at the Whiting Library in Chester, Vermont.
Facilitator: Cara Tyrrell - Email Me 117 Main St ~ Chester, VT 05143
PALS (Pregnancy or Parenting After Loss) : To make these meetings more accessible please contact Gretchen if you have a PALS related issue and she will organize a meeting in your area.
Facilitator: Gretchen Lunderville - Email Her
The Board of Directors next meeting is set for Wednesday, July 7th. If you have an agenda item please email cara.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
That is, of course, except for the one I found that reads COLBERT CO. HS BAND -- PRIDE OF THE TRIBE and the other boasting, EL DORADO CRIME STOPPERS 863-INFO.
So, perhaps 498 have made it here, and if you play for the Colbert high school band or are fighting crime in El Dorado, then make sure you read your band as you receive it. You may be raising awareness for a cause you didn't even know about!
Buuuuut, if you are a grieving parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend or supporter and would like to get one of these awareness bands around your wrist, check back on October 1st when they go on sale and the fundraiser kicks off!!
They will be available at the National Wave of Light event. They will also be available on line with payment through paypal and shipping will be minimal.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Baby Smiling in Back Seat, from her post on bedrest in the hospital, wrote: "I'd like to donate some pottery for the raffle. The ones I have in mind are two large bowls that match and nest one into the other, serving size or mixing size if you're making a large recipe. I didn't throw those bowls (I can't make things that big yet!) but I did glaze them. Retail value is at least $100, probably more."
The Steadfast Warrior wrote, "As a photographer, I'd be more than happy to donate a print for the raffle! I was thinking a 5x7 print in an 8x10 frame? Since I'm due Oct.15th and she could come at any point I'd like to send it before the end of the month." This is the print I chose.
As a nation we seem to be valuing each other's talents and abilites more than ever. Purchasing has taken a back seat. Bartering finally got to ride shotgun. And so, I call out to you -my local community, our ALI community, your family and your friends - appealing to your considerable skills.
Do you have an item, whether large or small, valuable or symbolic, you could offer?
Asking for help isn't my most developed skill. Know that I trust you explicitly to do it. But I must for I have a responsibility to the familes we serve and the ones that will join us in sadness.
Thank you for your friendship. Thank you for your support. Because You Give - We Share.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Share Southern Vermont Joins In The Wave of Light on National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
Share Southern Vermont, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support invite you to join them as they participate in the National Wave of Light Ceremony on Thursday, October 15th. They will gather on the Chester Green to share each other’s memories while the candles burn from 7 to 8pm, joining those of other groups world wide. The flames will create a continuous wave of light in memory of all our angel babies. SSV believes that every life, even the tiniest and shortest lived deserves to be acknowledged and remembered. Cara Tyrrell, founding director of SSV states, “The parents of these children never forget. This evening is a gift we can give them, a way to show that their babies are loved and remembered all across the globe.”
As the dates fall, SSV’s monthly support group meeting gathers the previous evening, Wednesday, October 14th at 7pm in the Community Room of the Whiting Library in Chester. If you have lost a baby, regardless of how many years have passed, you are always welcome to join the group.
For more information about the origination of this event please visit http://www.october15th.com/. Candles will be provided. Please plan to arrive by 6:30 to park behind the historical society or at Cobleigh field. Please do not park along Rt. 11. You can access Chester's town map by clicking HERE.