Welcoming Two New Board Members:
Arlington Residents Sue Costello & Maureen Powers
Our newest board members: 
Sue Costello (left) and Maureen Powers  

We are pleased to announce that Sue Costello, LICSW, and Maureen Powers, both residents of Arlington, have been appointed to our Board of Directors.  

"Sue and Maureen bring to our board a wealth of professional experience and expertise in the fields of social work and human resources," said The Children's Room's Philanthropy Director Kim Cayer. "We are proud to welcome Sue and Maureen to our board, and I am confident that they will help us advance our work serving grieving children, teens, and families." 

Sue is a clinical social worker at the Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program, Training and Access Project (TAP). 

A sought after human resources consultant, Maureen brings to The Children's Room twenty-five years of experience partnering with business leaders to develop strategic and practical human resources strategies. 

Welcome to our board, Sue and Maureen!

Getting to Know Our 2017 Boston Marathon Team: 
Meet James, Shane, John, and Antonio

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. We hope you took a moment to read about the other four members of this year's marathon team: Alex Ebling, John Fleming, Jared Huber, and Tim O'Brien.

Now we are proud to introduce you to the rest of our team: James O'Leary, Shane Richardson, John Shea, and Antonio Willis-Berry.
Album-Making Workshop:
TCR Teens Compile Their Stories

On February 11th, TCR held a unique Album-Making Workshop just for teens! Entitled "Compiling Your Story," the event offered the opportunity to create albums that felt meaningful, represented past memories, and could be continued in the future. 

The teens brought personal photographs, drawings, and items, which were then compiled with materials set up by TCR in stations encompassing a variety of images and embellishments.  

Participants of this workshop included nine teens, including several who were attending a TCR Teen Program event for the first time! While creating, one of the teens new to the Program shared, "Today was a really fun day!"  

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.

Upcoming Teen Event:
TCR Teen Night at Kings Bowl America

We hope that you'll join us for this FREE event just for teens!

Saturday, March 11th
3:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Teens will enjoy dinner service and a night out together at one of the most upscale and in-demand of bowling establishments in Massachusetts. This will be a great opportunity both to socialize with those who you have gotten to know over time, and to meet others for the first time while enjoying Kings' retro-inspired environment.

This FREE event will include bowling admission, rentals, and dinner at Kings in Burlington. Transportation to and from Burlington will also be provided by TCR.

Registration is required to attend. Please register before the Friday, March 3rd deadline!

Questions? Please contact teens@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

We extend our warmest thanks to everyone who contributed to our 2016 Annual Appeal. We simply could not do this work without the support of our generous donors.

The totals are in, and we are proud to announce that through the donations of 443 individuals, this year's Annual Appeal raised $147,000 to support grieving children, teens, and families.  Thank you!

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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