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Family Lives On Foundation

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You can volunteer your time and talents with Family Lives On in several ways.

Volunteers:

Our volunteers increase awareness, help with outreach and provide direct services to the children and families in our program. Awareness Training is required for most volunteering positions. We provide breakfast and lunch, and a fun, active day.

You can volunteer in many ways:

  • Tradition Program - creatively helping with the shopping to fullfil the packages shipped to children in our program.
  • Outreach & Education - increasing the awareness of the impact of grief and trauma on a child.
  • Events - planning and executing fundraising events
  • Administrative support - in and out of our head office in Exton, PA
  • Fundraising - run a race? solicit donations of goods and services?
  • Have another idea? Let us know!

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About Family Lives On Foundation

Location:

582 Wharton Blvd., Exton, PA 19341, US

Mission Statement

Family Lives On supports the lifelong emotional well-being of children whose mother or father has died. Our Tradition Program provides opportunities for intentional remembering, creating a safe haven for grief, communication and celebration For more info, visit our website www.familyliveson.org Like us on Facebook & Follow us on Twitter!

Description

There are more than 2 million children and teens in the US grieving the deaths of their moms or dads. 1 in 20 children experience the death of a parent before the age of 16 - that’s 1 in every classroom, 2 on every school bus.

Research shows that bereaved children are at 2 to 3 times greater risk for psychological problems than non-bereaved children and are more likely to spend time in jail than their non-bereaved peers. Children with unresolved childhood grief following the death of a father are 5 times more likely to commit suicide, 9 times more likely to drop out of high school and 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders.

Children who are able to maintain emotional connections with their deceased mothers or fathers are more likely to adapt to their loss in a healthy manner and to avoid emotional, psychological, physical, and behavioral problems.

Parents embrace our Tradition Program because it takes place within the context of family life and promotes healing conversations. Family members participate in the tradition independently of Family Lives On volunteers.

Children and teens embrace it because they get to select which tradition they want to continue (and are excited about doing so).

We serve all children ages 3-18 regardless of race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, or the cause of the parent's death or illness. Enroll here.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

582 Wharton Blvd.Exton, PA 19341

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Must complete Volunteer Application

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