Golding spring appeal 2009

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Golding spring appeal 2009

  1. 1. March 20, 2009 Name Address City, State Zip Dear In these challenging times we have seen a marked increase in people contacting us for support for children and teens coping with the impact of illness and death. In the past we have always been able to meet the demand for our programs because of the tremendous compassion and generosity of our friends who know the value of our work and our record of service in our community. Peer support is vital to helping children breakdown the isolation that accompanies loss and grief. Children who are supported in their grief are: • 5 times less likely to complete suicide • 10 times less likely to engage in substance abuse • 20 times less likely to develop behavioral disorders We have learned that supporting children through grief is not only the right thing to do for their emotional and physical well-being but also goes a long way to helping prevent more complex problems as adolescents and young adults. Corporate, foundation and individual donations have been impacted by the downturn in the local and national economy. As an agency that receives no state or federal support your generosity is critical in ensuring that children, teens and families receive the support they need, free of charge for as long as needed. We still have much to do to meet our mission – I hope you can assist us in our life changing work. Warm regards, Anne Lynch Executive Director

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