Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2018

Children’s Grief Awareness Day 2018

Emily Moran, Reporter

Children’s grief awareness day is a day to recognize grieving children who lost a loved one, and come together to support them and let them know we are here for them. It is an international observances that takes place every year on the third Thursday of November, or the Thursday before Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on November 15.

  The Highmark Caring Place created this holiday to help support grieving children during the holiday season, and to give them some cheer and hope for the holiday season ahead of them. During this event the Caring Place would like to bring attention to children and adults alike, and let them know that support is the best way to help these grieving kids through their death. This day gives our schools and our community a chance to become aware of this problem, and how much impact a death in your family can have on a kid, teen, and even adults. It also gives them a chance to come together and give support for one another in this time of each others lives.

  This years initiative will be called “Illuminating HOPE.”  Our school will be having Caring Week the week of Nov. 12. There will be a basket raffle held in the office all week. There will also be a photo booth during lunches on the Nov. 15, a bake sale all week, and a memory wall. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Caring Place. If you are interested in helping with any of these events please see Mrs. Hertel in the guidance office.