Hope in the Morning - 2013
Partner's in Hope
The Mourning Hope Board is proud to annually thank an organization that has made a significant impact on Mourning Hope. We call this award, "Partners in Hope." While we traditionally bestow this honor to one organization, Mourning Hope representatives felt strongly that Woods Charitable Fund, the New York Life Foundation, and the Rogers Foundation all exemplified the type of organizations and the type of partnerships we wanted to acknowledge in 2013. Throughout the year, all three provided Mourning Hope unique opportunities designed to ensure that youth in our community would not feel alone in their grief.
- Woods Charitable Fund offered Mourning Hope a generous grant to initiate a new community outreach position charged with ensuring all youth in the community have equitable access to bereavement services.
- The New York Life Foundation awarded Mourning Hope funding to expand upon the work of the community outreach coordinator through implementing community-based grief support groups in Lincoln's schools. Specifically, funding from the New York Life Foundation was used to establish the new community-based grief support program that will eliminate many barriers related to bereaved youth accessing grief support services in Lincoln.
- The Rogers Foundation provided all of the financial support needed to create and distribute 76 grief kits, containing 1,100 books, in the Lincoln Public School elementary libraries
So, it is with great pleasure that Mourning Hope announced Woods Charitable Fund, the New York Life Foundation, and the Rogers Foundation as our 2013 "Partners in Hope" award winners.