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Happy Holidays from Adam’s Place

During this time of year, regardless of which holidays you celebrate, what faith or culture you honor, there is an emphasis on family – a heightened awareness of the importance of family while we gather and celebrate. The reverse is also true, there is a heightened awareness of those missing, those not at the table or at the special gathering. It is important we recognize and honor our traditions and celebrate family while honoring the loved shared and memories of family members that have died.

We hope together your family will create conversations and activities to honor the holiday season and your loved ones. Below are some holiday activities that may help this holiday season.

Help us continue on, shining light and hope for children coping with loss - empowering them for a bright future!

Wishing all a happy and healthy holiday season.

Kelly Thomas Boyers, MBA

Why Adam's Place?

Adam's Place provides 8 sessions of coping skills, education and support for children and teens through out the school year at no cost to the family.

What does Adam's Place provide?

We coordinate our eight sessions into two programs: fall camp and winter camp. The bonds created with peers - coping - skills acquired and confidence gained help Adam's Place kids to increase school attendance and performance. Adam's Place has been providing support group programs since 2009.

How do I refer families or sign up for my own family?

  • Go to our website: AdamsPlaceLV.org.
  • Follow the easy steps to submit the family form and sign up for orientation.

Can I volunteer?

How else can I help?

  • Make a donation through our website today!!! Help us sustain programs for children in Clark County today and in the future.
  • Like us on Facebook.
  • Watch for our upcoming special fundraising events - Trees of Hope and Vintage and Vines, details below.
  • Our program of Camp Cope will not be possible without support from Clark County. Please let your commissioner know that you support, and hope they will as well, Outside Agency Grants to Adam’s Place.

Adam's Place www.adamsplacelv.org
National Alliance for Grieving Children www.childrengrieve.org
Coalition to Support Grieving Students www.grievingstudents.org

ACTIVITIES FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Share a Silly Holiday Memory

Share a silly memory of your loved one during the holiday season.

Discuss Traditions

Are there any traditions that you want to change this holiday season? Gift giving If gift giving is a part of your holiday celebration, before the gifts are exchanged, have each family talk about a special gift the loved one has given to them. It could be a tangible gift or perhaps even more meaningful would be an intangible gift.

Incorporating

Ask family members for ways they would like to incorporate the loved one that has died into the “season of family.” This could mean including a portrait or belonging to be a part of the decorations, positioning an empty chair at the table, setting out their favorite coffee mug, or an array of other meaningful items. Look for ways to honor and remember your loved one as you go through the holiday season.

Memory Candles

 Purchase cylinder candles. Use a variety of materials such as self-adhesive foamy shapes, letters, jewels to decorate candle. Written words and/or phrases and scrapbooking supplies can be attached with Modge-Podge. Especially meaningful could be including photos or pictures of loved ones and family that can be attached with Modge-Podge. The family can choose a way to incorporate a family ritual when lighting this candle to remember your loved one.

For additional ideas and holiday support, download the Holiday Toolkit.

HELP US WIN!

We were invited to participate in the Trees of Hope contest this year!

2 WAYS TO VOTE:

  1. Vote in person at Sam’s Town: Our tree is located on the 2nd floor near the Bingo Room
  2. Vote DAILY online: Vote daily for our tree - Click Here

Voting is open now and runs Nov. 28 - Dec. 17.

Orientation

Family orientation will be at Adam's Place on Tuesday, January 16th at 5pm.

 

Save the Date for Vintage & Vines

Guests will enjoy a special evening of sampling fine wine, craft beers, appetizers, a fun silent auction and the Kids on the Katwalk Fashion Show! A fun-filled evening for a special local charity helping children and families learn how to cope with grief. A huge thank you to Land Rover of Las Vegas and Red Rock Country Club for opening up their space to us for this event.

Friends of Adam's Place $75.00 Donation: 1 Event Ticket
Bronze Donors $500.00 Donation: 8 Event Tickets
Silver Donors $1,500.00 Donation: 25 Event tickets
Gold Donors $2,500.00 Donation: 35 Event Tickets
Platinum Donors $5,000.00 Donation: Up to 75 Event Tickets
Event Co-Sponsor Level: Includes event tickets and private VIP wine tasting.

Please email or call Kelly Boyers, the board president, for further information: kreneetb@aol.com or 702-581-8150

 

3rd annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Ron’s Steakhouse inside Arizona Charlie’s on Tuesday, Nov 7th, 2017. This meal and time together helps prepare families for the holidays. Together we make new memories and look forward to the season ahead.

What an amazing night filled with love and hope at our 3rd Annual Mrs. Claus Tea.
Seeing the smiles on our families faces is why we do what we do.

Thank you to Opportunity Village for being such gracious hosts and for all who continue to make this event possible every year!

We rocked out with Scars on 45, an indie rock band from Bradford England, at our Concert of Hope! Check out their video! VH1 named the band a “You Oughta Know Artist” leading to a national TV performance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

What a great night of music, fun, treats and friends. 


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