Holiday Remembrance Gathering 2014
The 2014 Willow House Holiday Remembrance Gathering was a beautiful and touching evening during which families celebrated the continuing bonds they share with their precious loved ones. Many meaningful examples of the ways in which loved ones who have died continue to touch their families’ hearts were shared. Those in attendance benefited from the mutual support and opportunities to share feelings and talk about their loved ones as they embarked on a season that can be an especially difficult one for those who are grieving. Children and teens made artful and heartfelt contributions with inspirational writings to the Wall of Hope and sincere sentiments of love on postcards to their loved ones at the Continuing Bonds table, experiencing themselves and reminding one another of the peace and comfort that staying connected to their loved ones can bring.
This holiday season, let us all be mindful of and nurturing to those in our lives who are grieving. This type of holiday giving can make all the difference in the life of a grieving child, teen or family.
Take a look at some of the beautiful photos captured by photographer Emilio Albertini, a great friend of Willow House!
A Special Thank You
Willow House would like to send out a special thank you to a great friend of Willow House, photographer Emilio Albertini, who took beautiful photographs at the Holiday Remembrance Gathering. We are so thankful that Emilio was ready and willing to volunteer his services, and he did a beautiful job of capturing the essence of the evening. Thank you, Emilio!
Emilio Albertini Productions creates visual stories using video and photography for print and web based projects such as annual reports, and other communication pieces along with branding & promotional videos for both corporate and non-profit organizations.
How To Help
The foundation of Willow House services is the enormously dedicated Willow House team of volunteers. In fact, Willow House peer support group services would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers. Volunteers can help serve in a variety of ways. Click here to learn more about how you can help further the Willow House mission.
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Shop and Support
As you begin making lists and checking them twice, consider making AmazonSmile your online source for purchases this season. The online retailer donates 0.5% of the price on eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charity of your choice—and Willow House is a partnering organization!.
Supporting Willow House has never been easier thanks to AmazonSmile! Simply log on to smile.amazon.com and select Willow House as the organization of your choice. Then, go ahead and get all of your online shopping done with ease. AmazonSmile offers the same products and prices as Amazon.com—just with a charitable return.Thank you for including Willow House in your online shopping this season!
For step by step instructions on how to designate Willow House as your charity on AmazonSmile, click here.
Mark Your Calendars
Dine & Share Event - Friday, December 12, 2014
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
147 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
The Dine & Share program at Fine’s Restaurant is a great opportunity to raise money for Willow House! Come dine with us on Friday, December 12th, and Fine's Restaurant will donate 25% of the proceeds back to help the children and families of Willow House!
Join A Support Group
Groups are held in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Riverwoods. Pre-registration is required. To register your family or receive more information regarding Willow House services, please call 847-236-9300 or submit an inquiry below:
“The most valuable thing I learned from Willow House group is that I am not alone and there is hope.”
“I firmly believe that as we look back on the pivotal, early years of our loss, it will be through the efforts of Willow House that we were able to move forward, not afraid to look back, fully understanding and accepting our loss.” - Willow House Father