~Welcome to the Frankfort, Kentucky chapter of The Compassionate Friends~
We hope you will join us for our next meeting, Thursday, May 7, at 6:30pm.
Our brick dedication and picnic will be held at Cove Spring Park, 100 Cove Spring Road on May 16th at 2pm. We encourage you to join us for dedicating the new bricks placed in the children's memorial garden and stay for the balloon release and picnic. TCF will provide the chicken and we ask you bring a side dish/dessert to share along with a lawn chair.
This year's "Walk to Remember" will be June 6, at River View park. We encourage you to register early (registration form available here soon) and come early to the park. Walk will commence at 10:00am.
Two Fundraising Opportunities
Our chapter is participating in the Kroger Community Rewards fundraiser. You can point your kroger card to our chapter on line: Just follow these easy directions:
Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
We are in the midst of a Schwanns fundraising campaign called "Compassionate Friends of Frankfort, KY" we need your help. Please
order from Schwanns, on line or via telephone and give this campaign ID
number: 8610 or they may ask for fundraising ID: 23462. 5% of your
order will be forwarded to TCF of Frankfort during this time period. If
you continue to order through out the year, 5% will be received after
the campaign ends for up to a year!
Thank you for your help!
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.
The Compassionate Friends was founded over 40 years ago when a chaplain at the Warwickshire Hospital in England brought together two sets of grieving parents and realized that the support they gave each other was better than anything he, as a chaplain, could ever say or provide. Meeting around a kitchen table, the Lawleys and the Hendersons were joined by a bereaved mother and the chaplain, Simon Stephens, and The Society of the Compassionate Friends was born. The Compassionate Friends jumped across the ocean and was established in the United States and incorporated in 1978 in Illinois.
Each chapter, along with the supporting National Office, is committed to helping every bereaved parent, sibling, or grandparent who may walk through our doors or contact us.
Today TCF has about 660 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam offer friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members during the natural grieving process after a child has died. Around the world more than 30 countries have a Compassionate Friends presence, encircling the globe with support so desperately needed when the worst has happened.