July 23 Kiwanis Program: Cynthia Cutcliff spoke on The Compassionate Friends, Supporting Family after a Child Dies.
The Mission of The Compassionate Friends: When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. There are 640 chapters in the United States. They hold local meetings in Chatham Twp. and Parsippany once a month to help bereaved family members.
Throughout the presentation, the audience loudly applauded the stories shared by Cynthia, Pat and Jim and thanked them for their message.
She handed out brochures for the national organization, which is 501c3. The Morris, NJ area has designed a brochure and needs donations to pay for printing and distributing it. Please support the work of this fine organization. Learn more by visiting the national website and the Morris area website.