A New Partnership Begins:
Connecting with the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club
TCR intern Kimberly Hula, TCR staff member Colleen Shannon, Rachel Rodrigues of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and Reverend Wayne Daley of the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club at our opening event on Children's Grief Awareness Day 

The Children's Room is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club in Roxbury Massachusetts and the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute (LDBPI) that began in October of 2016. Made possible through a Be There grant from the New York Life Foundation, the partnership is part of a comprehensive approach to helping the Club community  cope with loss, death, grief, and bereavement while also assisting Club members to build resiliency skills.

TCR has been working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston since 2012. We began by providing trainings at 5 Boston area Boys and Girls Clubs, including the Yawkey Club, on supporting children and adolescents to help them understand and cope with death, dying, and loss. The Children's Room began offering grief support services in Boston area Boys and Girls Cubs in the fall of 2013.

This new partnership will span three years and will focus on four distinct areas: youth, staff, family, and community support.
Getting to know our 2017 Boston Marathon team: 
Meet Alex, John, Jared, and Tim

We are so proud of our team of Boston Marathon runners, each of whom has a unique story full of personal connections to TCR and strong motivations for running. In order to honor their efforts, we're going to introduce our team members four at a time. We hope you'll check back soon to learn more about James O'Leary, Shane Richardson, John Shea, and Antonio Willis-Berry.

Meanwhile, we are proud to introduce you to
Alex Ebling, John Fleming, Jared Huber, and Tim O'Brien.
Compiling Your Story:
TCR Teen Album-Making Workshop

Saturday, February 11th

Session 1: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
(for middle schoolers)

Session 2: 2:30 pm to 5:15 pm
(for high schoolers)

Do you have photos or mementos that you want to use for something special? This is an opportunity to compile your story - told through your own words, pictures, and perspectives! No artistic experience necessary! 

Teens will create small, personal books using an assortment of images and items that they find meaningful. Bring your own photographs, brochures, old CD covers, scraps of t-shirt/cloth, or anything two-dimensional. TCR staff will be available to make photocopies if needed so that you may save your originals. Albums and additional collage materials will be supplied by TCR.

Teens, ages 13 to 18 years old, who have ever experienced the death of a parent or sibling are welcome.

Registration is required to attendDon't delay! Registrations will be accepted on a limited, first-come first-served basis with a deadline of Friday, February 3rd, 2017.

Questions? Please contact Christine at teens@childrensroom.org or 781-641-4741 x 214.

Our Next Parenting While Grieving Series
Begins March 22, 2017

This spring, we will offer an eight-week educational series, Parenting While Grieving, for parents and/or caregivers who are parenting children and teens who have had a parent die.

The first meeting of our spring series will take place on March 22ndRegistration and intake are required. Space is limited.  

We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the program.

Questions? Please contact info@childrensroom.org or call 781-641-4741.

Support TCR by Registering
For the Cause + Event 5K 

We're looking forward to the Cause + Event 5K in May! This is a great way to get involved in the community and help TCR. 

The race will take place on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 8 am, beginning at Arlington High School.

Cause + Event will donate a minimum of $15 to TCR for each runner who selects us as their organization of choice when they register. The team with the most participants on race day will receive an additional $250 donation to their cause! If you'd like, you can also start an individual fundraising page for the event. Last year, thanks to our participants, we raised $1,475

Click below to visit the Cause + Event website for all of the details, and be sure to register early, if you plan to participate. The race has sold out very quickly the past two years! 

Our Heartfelt Thanks

Warm thanks to Melissa Carboni, whose in-kind donation makes such an impact on the children, teens, and families we serve. Through Melissa's generosity, we are able to give a brand new stuffed animal to every child and teen who comes for an orientation to TCR. This gift is a reminder of support in the midst of profound change.

Over the years, Melissa has raised the spirits of over 10,720 children in hospitals, shelters, schools, and community locations such as TCR. In doing so, she honors the memory of her sister, Jill, and her dear friend, Andrew Marsh.

Thank you, Melissa! 

Shopping With A Purpose

Please remember to support TCR when you shop on Amazon!

A portion of your eligible purchases will be donated to TCR when you shop through smile.amazon.com.

Community Tours

To RSVP for a scheduled tour or for more information, please contact 
tours@childrensroom.org  or call Becca at
781-641-4741 ext. 334.

Vehicle Donation Program

The Children's Room has partnered with Donate for Charity to make it fast and easy to donate your old vehicle to TCR. Your vehicle will be picked up - free of charge! - from anywhere and TCR will receive a donation in the amount of the vehicle's value.
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