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 

August 19th Day of Hope
Location: Pine Ridge Park
Time: 6:30 pm
Crafting prayer flags in honor of our babies.  After making them we will have a short ceremony.
Facebook event:
 
Hearts Release
Location: 
Pine Ridge Park
Date: October 2, 2021
Time: 3 pm
Tiny Seeded Hearts sprinkled around the park to grow into flowers.  Each heart has a handwritten name of a child gone too soon.
Visit our Facebook event to have your child honored.
 
October 15th Candlelight Ceremony
Date: October 15, 2021
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Boat Launch, Blairsville Pa
A candle lighting ceremony for pregnancy and infant loss awareness day.
Facebook event:
 
Fundraising Events
 
Ax Throwing Fundraiser 
Location: Valhalla Latrobe
Date:  September 24, 2021
Time: 7 pm
2 1/2 hour event
$35 per person.
Do you have what it takes to become our Ax throwing champion?
Food and drinks will be provided. We will have a basket raffle.
Payment will be collected at the door.
 

Pennsylvania Rock & Walk
Date: Saturday 9/4/2021
Time: 1-4 pm
Location: Pine Ridge Park, Blairsville, PA
For more information or to Register

Coming May 2021! Save the Date!
May 24, 2021
1st Annual Running in Honor of our Babies 5k run/walk.
Keystone Park
More details will be released soon. 

Emotional Support Groups 

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: 7-830pm
Date: 3rd Thursday of the month
Where: Virtually via zoom
Contact: pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org
To register please fill out the form below:
https://forms.gle/XywSVUWVPXMEk2fg6

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 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: 7-830 pm
Date: 1st Monday  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: Starting in December 4 When it’s safe to meet in person we plan on having a monthly gathering at a place TBA.
Time: 7-830 pm
Date: 1st Friday of the month
Where: Virtually via zoom
Contact: pennchapter@thetearsfoundation.org
To register please fill out the form below
https://forms.gle/xgvYL6EMXN5aCEwJA

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!

If your business would like to sponsor, click here to donate
 
Indiana Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2021 Presenting Sponsor
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