Washington State

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 children 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 Washington. There are no government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their child and ongoing support to rebuild their lives. With your support, we can support these families and make a difference in Washington State.

As the first chapter of The TEARS Foundation, the Washington State Chapter has assisted many families with funeral services, hosted memorial gatherings remembering children, and holds its annual Rock & Walk gathering the community and bereaved families to walk and raise funds together in honor of their child to help future families since 2002.

Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Washington State is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, to visit the Center for Child Loss, or to apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

The TEARS Foundation’s Center for Child Loss
11102 Sunrise Blvd. E.
Suite 112
Puyallup, WA 98374
(253) 200-0944
By Appointment Only

Upcoming Events:

Washington Rock & Walk Registration Kick-off
Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Puyallup Center for Child Loss
Stop by our beautiful Center for Child Loss and meet our awesome VolunTEARS, share some refreshments, and get registered for the 2022 Rock & Walk! Those who register in person that day will receive a personalized “I walk for” window decal as well as half price registration + personalized T-shirt!

Spring 2022 Angel of Hope Monument Engraving Ceremony
Location: Bonney-Watson Memorial Park
Date: 5/1/22
Time: 2 pm
Have your child’s name engraved on our Angel of Hope Monument located at Bonney-Watson memorial Park in SeaTac! This event is for those whose child’s name is being newly engraved and for those whose child’s name has been part of our monument for years. We invite you to join us as we honor those previous children who are deeply loved and missed every day. Please RSVP using the link below by April 22, 2022.
WA Angel of Hope

2022 Washington Rock & Walk – 

Date: June 25, 2022
Time: 11am – 2pm
Chambers Creek Regional Park, 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place
For information or to register, click here

South King County, WA

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group – SUPPORT GROUP will meet VIRTUALLY on the first Thursday of each month. Contact wachapter@thetearsfounation.org for more information. If you would like to speak with someone please contact Margaret Pilon at (253) 590-7373, or at emotionalsupport@thetearsfoundation.org
Location:  Virtual 
Date:  First Thursday of each month
Time:  7pm – 8pm
These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 829 9669 1356
Passcode: 563985
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Angel of Hope Monument in Sea-Tac, WA

If you are interested in having your child’s name engraved on the Washington State Angel of Hope Monument please visit WAAOHMonument

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Washington State, connect with us on Facebook, join 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.

Like us on Facebook: Washington State Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

Washington State Chapter Leaders

Lauren Hosford
(253) 312-4843
Michelle Thill

Thank You, Sponsors!

Click here to learn how to become a Washington State Sponsor

2021 Presenting Sponsor, Rock & Walk
2022 Rock & Walk Silver Sponsor

Toddler's University

2021 Rock & Walk Bronze Sponsor