Event focused on helping children and families dealing with grief during holiday season

RENO, Nev.  (Nov. 30, 2012) The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and the Solace Tree will host Healing for the Holidays, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. The event focuses on helping children and families deal with grief as a result of a lost loved one. By using art and music, The Solace Tree will help children and teens creatively explore their own experiences of grief, as well as offer support to adults with a workshop on how to help their grieving children and teens during the holidays.

This is a FREE public workshop with dinner served through a grant from the New York Life Foundation. Please RSVP to Josh Deason at 775-331-3605 ext. 101 by Dec. 10.


WHAT:              Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and Solace Tree host Healing for the Holidays – The event assists children, teens and families dealing with grief over the loss of a loved one – especially difficult during the holiday season. FREE workshop and open to the public – dinner will be served.

WHEN:             December 13, 2012, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:           Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows – Donald W. Reynolds Facility

2680 East Ninth Street, Reno

RSVP:               Please RSVP to Josh Deason at 775-331-3605 ext. 101 or

For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows please call 775-331-KIDS (775-331-5437) or visit

The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is the leading non-profit youth services agency in northern Nevada. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for children, ages 0 to 18, in the Truckee Meadows through afterschool, summer and track break programming and services. The Club is committed to creating healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging and influence, through diverse programs and community involvement. Founded in 1976, the Club now serves more than 10,000 children at 20 sites throughout the Truckee Meadows. At all of its sites, the Boys & Girls Club strives to provide kids with positive and productive outlets for their energy with programs such as afterschool tutoring, character and leadership development, healthy lifestyles, athletics and art. And while the Club invests nearly $500 annually into each of its members, memberships cost just $20 per year, providing equal opportunity to all children in the community.

The Solace Tree is a Reno-based non-profit with a mission to provide peer support, information and education to schools and the community to promote healing and recovery for grieving children, teens and their families who are affected by loss.

For more information, contact Emilio Parga at the Solace Tree 775- 324-7723 or visit


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