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The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving

The Spirit of Giving is a special event designed just for children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent/guardian, and have attended a Mourning Hope grief support program.

Families will enjoy dinner and create a holiday project together (thanks to Southwood!) Then, school-age kids will have time to select and wrap a gift for their caregiver, and participate in a craft activity. Daycare will be provided for children under the age of 5.

While the kids are shopping and wrapping, free massages for caregivers will be offered, along with some tips and helpful information about how to care for oneself while navigating the stresses of the holiday season.

There is no cost to attend this event thanks to the generosity of Southwood Lutheran Church. But, in order to ensure an adequate number of gifts, craft projects, and food, families must register by December 4. Please note that space is limited, so we encourage you to register early.


First Name
Last Name
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Postal Code
Cell Phone
Total Number of Youth Shopping (ages kindergarten through high school seniors)
Please list the name and age of each youth who will be shopping:
Total Number of Kids in Daycare (ages 0-5)
Please list the name and age of each child needing daycare:
Name of the person who died:
Please list any food allergies for you and/or your child(ren):
Have you attended The Spirit of Giving before?
By typing your name in the signature box, you are giving consent to participate and possibly be photographed for promotional purposes. The term "electronic signature" means a method of signing an electronic message that identifies and authenticates a particular person as the source of the electronic message; and indicates such person's approval of the information contained in the electronic message.