Pennsylvania

If you have found us because you have experienced a loss, our hearts go out to you. We welcome you to reach out and join us as we honor babies gone too soon. If you would like to speak with someone or need financial assistance fill out our online application form and someone who can help will be in touch.

Who we serve

The need is great in the state of Pennsylvania. There are no government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their baby and ongoing support to rebuild their lives. With your support, we can support these families and make a difference in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Chapter has assisted many families with funeral services, hosted memorial gatherings remembering babies, and holds its annual Rock & Walk gathering the community and bereaved families to walk and raise funds together in honor of their baby to help future families.

Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Pennsylvania is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, or apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

Upcoming Events:

Remembrance Events 

Bereaved Mother’s Day
Date: 05/01/2022
Time: 2pm
Location: To be determined
We will have a canvas craft in honor of your child. Light food and drinks will be provided.
Click here for more information

8th Annual Rock & Walk 2022
Date:
09/03/2022
Time: 1 pm
Location: Pine Ridge Park I, Blairsville
Click here for more information

Hearts Release
Date: 10/01/2022
Time: 4pm
Location: Pine Ridge Park
This is our annual Seeded Hearts Release. Tiny hearts with handwritten names are placed in water and around the park.
Click here for more information

October 15th Candle Lighting
Date: 
10/15/2022
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Blairsville Amphitheatre
A Luminary candle lighting remembrance
Click here for more information

Fundraising Events

Tickets for Purpose – it’s a hockey night in Pittsburgh
Date: 
04/12/2022
Time: 7 pm
Location: Pittsburgh
Penguins vs. Columbus
Join us as we watch the Pens take on the Jackets
A portion of the ticket sales comes back to the PA Chapter of the TEARS Foundation; you will purchase your tickets as usual online.

 

 

1st Annual PA TEARS 5K Run/Walk
Date: May 21, 2022
Time: 6:30am-12:30pm
Location: Keystone Park, Derry PA
Registration and more information coming soon
 
Dad’s Division
Cornhole Tournament
Date: 
06/18/2022
Time: 2pm
Location: Keystone Park
Cost: $30 per team.
Food and drink available for purchase/more details coming soon
Emotional Support Groups 

To register for any support group, please fill out this form

Pregnancy, infant and child loss support group
This is a comforting, safe space for any bereaved parent or grandparent who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. It doesn’t matter how long ago your loss occurred your welcome to attend.
Time: 8 pm Eastern
Date: 3rd Thursday of the month
Where: Virtually via zoom
Contact: pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org
To register please fill out the form

Support group facilitators are bereaved parents, are at least two years through their grief journey, and have completed The TEARS Foundation peer companion training.

Pregnancy and parenting after a loss
This virtual group supports parents who are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant following a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. This is a comforting, safe space to share the many confusing feelings surrounding a subsequent pregnancy after loss.

Time: 8 pm Eastern
Date: 2nd Friday of the month
Where: Virtually via zoom
Contact: pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Support group facilitators are bereaved parents, are at least two years through their grief journey, and have completed The TEARS Foundation peer companion training.

Sisters in Loss
Gatherings for  bereaved Moms, Grandmothers to connect with each other. We will be meeting virtually for now. This group will be for fellowship and fun.
When: 1st Friday of the month
Time: 8 pm Eastern
Where: Virtually via zoom
Contact: pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org
To register please fill out this form

Dad’s Division
When:
4th Friday of the month
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Virtually via zoom
To register fill out this form

Grandparents
When:
4th Friday of the month
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Virtually via zoom
To register fill out this form

Siblings grieve too
Special group for bereaved siblings.
This is an 8 week session facilitated by a licensed grief therapist. If you are interested in this group please email pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org

We offer one on one peer to peer support for those who feel a group setting isn’t appropriate for them. To set up a session please email us a pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org or text Paige 724-961-9489

Special Remembrance
We send cards on your child’s special days. If you would like to receive one please fill out this google form.

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Pennsylvania, connect with us on Facebook, sign up for our email list, or reach out to one of our Chapter Leaders! We will be happy to speak with you by phone call or text.

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Paige & Sean Green, Chapter Leaders
Parents of Sean Jr., Jessica and Issac
(724) 961-9489

 

pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Thank You, Sponsors!

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