‘Link Up’ with Snowline Hospice
Beginning Friday, Aug. 1, Link-Up Poles will be located at all six Snowline Thrift Store locations and at the administrative office. These brightly painted poles will be housed at these locations until Sept. 12 to allow community members to attach a paper “link” signifying their encouragement and support of young people entering the Healing All Together program.
Links cost $1 each and 100 percent of each dollar given goes directly toward the Healing Together program. At the end of the campaign, all of the link chains will be joined to create one long “healing chain” expressing the community’s support of this important program.
Snowline Hospice’s Place for Grieving Children, Teens & Their Families began as a pilot program in January 2009 as a place where boys and girls (and their families) could work through their feelings after the death of a loved one. During the past six school years, nearly 100 children ages 5 to 18 have found a place of healing. A place where they, alongside peers who have suffered a similar loss, can convey through art, motion, music or play what words alone cannot express. The initial sessions of Healing All Together were so successful that Snowline now offers Healing All Together on a regular basis.
Five years ago, Snowline Hospice started the Link-Up campaign to help raise funds for the children’s program. This year the community once again has an opportunity to link up with young people in grief by helping to provide the financial support needed to serve more boys and girls, and their families this fall.
Link-Up Poles and links will be available at the following locations: Cameron Park Thrift Store, 3300 Coach Lane, (530) 676-8708; Cameron Park N Thrift Store, 2650 Cameron Park Drive, (530) 344-4480; Camino Thrift Store, 3550 Carson Road, (530) 647-2703; Folsom Thrift Store, 616 E. Bidwell Street, (916) 984-5853; Placerville W Thrift Store, 3961 El Dorado Road, (530) 622-1710; Placerville Drive Thrift Store, 455 Placerville Drive, (530) 621-1802 and Diamond Springs Patient Care Office, 6520 Pleasant Valley Road, (530) 621-7820.
Be part of the Healing All Together chain and help a young person in grief. Healing All Together, Snowline Hospice’s Place for Grieving Children, Teens & Their Families is a service of Snowline Hospice, and, as such, the program is free of charge to residents of El Dorado County, the city of Folsom and other neighboring areas. For more information about the Link-Up campaign or the Healing All Together program contact Sue Watson, bereavement coordinator, at (530) 621-7820.