Foundation for Grieving Children Introduces Their "I Remember" Bracelet to Honor Memory of Loved Ones...Bracelet Brings Comfort to Those Grieving a Loved One’s Death
The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc., the first national public charity which raises funds for the grief counseling needs of children and teens after a loved one's death, introduces its signature "I Remember" bracelet to honor the memory of our lost loved ones.
In the USA alone each year, nearly 2.5 million of our fellow citizens will die, leaving tens of millions of grieving children and other family members. The “I Remember” bracelet gives survivors a way to not only feel comforted, but to speak about their loved one when someone asks what they might be remembering.
“Often family members of those who have died are uneasy to open a conversation about their loved one, but the F4GC “I Remember” bracelet gives them this opportunity. It helps them heal, as well as honor their loved one’s memory,” said Mary M. McCambridge, President of the F4GC.
Bracelets are available with a donation of $5.00 or more. “Families are requesting multiples for each member of a bereaved family. Some are donating to receive the bracelets for their own family, yet many are also contributing to give them as gifts to other grieving families, business colleagues and neighbors. "One of our first orders was for eight bracelets, while other folks are donating $100.00 for two bracelets. It’s very gratifying,” Ms. McCambridge said.
The Foundation for Grieving Children, Inc. is the first national public charity, a 501(c)3, which raises funds to help provide grief support services for children, teens and young adults and their families following the death of a loved one.
Since the death of a parent, sibling or grandparent can emotionally, and sometimes financially, devastate a family with young grieving children, donations from these bracelets helps provide services for these children whose families may be unable to pay.
It is the youngest in our society who struggle to understand the grieving process. When their emotional needs are not addressed, it can lead to additional sorrow and behavioral challenges.
Our youngest children, who do not have the language skills to express their anger and frustration, may become introverted, depressed, act out, start fights, refuse to leave the presence of a surviving parent, or struggle to attend classes and complete schoolwork.
For teens and young adults, addictions to alcohol, drugs, and pornography, promiscuous sex leading to untimely and sometimes unwanted pregnancies, criminal behavior including gang violence, self-mutilation, dropping out of school, attempted and completed suicides are just some of the after affects of neglected grief.
The F4GC also helps families locate support services within their communities, creates awareness to the challenges of grieving children, and educates parents, other family members and professionals to their needs.