~Welcome to the Frankfort, Kentucky chapter of The Compassionate Friends~
We hope you will join us for our next meeting, November 16,at 6:30pm. Our meeting will be held at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 643 Teton Trail for the months of October and November and Dec. 3rd. Hospice will be winterizing their building beginning in December so on Dec. 21st our meeting location will move to First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St. near the singing bridge and the time will be moved to 6:00pm.
Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and
friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the
memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren
who left too soon. As candles are lit at 7:00 p.m. local time, hundreds
of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children
gone too soon. Our candlelighting will be held at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair, Frankfort, KY at 7:00pm, December 13. If you would like to have your child included in our slideshow presentation, please make sure we have a photo. You may email a jpg to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to PO Box 4075, Frankfort, KY 40604-4075 prior to December 11. We hope you will join us for this annual event that coincides with the National organization.
We are entering a new fundraising campaign with Schwanns beginning July 6th. When you order on line or over the telephone, please give our campaign ID number so our chapter will receive 20% of your order. The new campaign id is 21527. Thank you for your support!
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
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.