Through a unique partnership with the Washington Redskins and the Give Back Team of Coldwell Banker Elite Real Estate and America’s Choice Mortgage, Capital Caring recently provided a one-of-a-kind Making Memories experience at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond for local children affected by the recent loss of a family member.
Each of the children from the seven families participating in the Making Memories Day on August 10 received grief support services within the last year at no cost from Capital Caring, the region’s largest nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization. These specialized programs for children and teens are offered to the community at-large in addition to families cared for by the organization and include art therapy, after-school groups, pet therapy and camps to help them find healthy ways to express and cope with their grief.
“Creating new family memories after the loss of a loved one is an important step toward healing and finding a new normal for children,” said Tara Hoit, Director of Children’s Programs at Capital Caring. “Events like Capital Caring’s Making Memories Days help create meaningful connections between children who share a similar experience with loss. Capital Caring is honored to help support these resilient children along their grief journeys.”
During the Making Memories Day, the children received roundtrip transportation on a charter bus service provided by A1 Luxury Limousine and James River Bus Company, VIP credentials to watch a two-hour practice, and the opportunity to meet several Washington Redskins players and have them sign memorabilia.
For more information about the Capital Caring Making Memories Day at the Washington Redskins Training Camp, our free children and family bereavement services, or to schedule an interview with a family who participated in the event, contact Amy Shields, at 703-531-6095.
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About Capital Caring
Capital Caring’s mission is to provide the highest quality advanced illness care with dignity, respect and compassion. Since our founding in 1977, we have grown into one of the largest and most experienced nonprofit providers of hospice care, palliative care and bereavement counseling services in the nation. In 2017 alone, we served nearly 7,000 hospice patients and provided more than $3 million in charity care to those who had nowhere else to turn. Capital Caring serves families and patients throughout Northern Virginia, as far south as Fredericksburg and Richmond, as well as Prince George’s county, Maryland and Washington, D.C.