Children's Grief Awareness Day

November 19th, 2020

What is Children's Grief Awareness Day?

Observed annually, Children's Grief Awareness Day raises awareness of the impact that grief has on the lives of children. The day encourages people to provide the support these children need and to help in the future. 

1 in 12
children in Indiana will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 18

Compared to national average,

Indiana ranks 16th

for childhood bereavement.

© 2020 Judi's House/JAG Institute

How to get involved

WEAR BLUE -  Show solidarity by dressing in blue on November 15th.

SHARE - Spread awareness by sharing the message with your family, friends, and community. Post on social media, host an event, or start a conversation.

GIVE - Your donation to Erin's House helps to ensure that the grieving children in the community receive the support they need. Or consider giving your time by volunteering as a facilitator or house parent.

Fort Wayne shines light on children's grief awareness

Heading downtown this month? Watch where you're walking! You'll notice sidewalk decals throughout the city informing the community about children's grief.

And, November 19-22, several locations throughout downtown Fort Wayne will be lit in blue to help spread children's grief awareness.

  • Ash Skyline Building

  • Lincoln Bank Tower

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge

  • Parkview Field

  • Wells Street Bridge

PHOTO CONTEST: Show your support & win!

Show us your best selfie to help spread awareness and for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

For Children's Grief Awareness Month, we want to see all of our Erin's House friends showing their support! Plus, you could win a $50 Amazon gift card! During the month of November, post a photo from one of the categories below to earn entries into our giveaway drawing:

1.) Post a photo of yourself wearing blue and tag Erin's House for Grieving Children for one (1) entry.

2.) Post a photo of yourself posing with an Erin's House sidewalk sticker — there are several scattered throughout downtown Fort Wayne — and tag Erin's House for Grieving Children for two (2) entries.

3.) Post a photo of yourself wearing blue AND posing with an Erin's House sidewalk sticker and tag Erin's House for Grieving Children for three (3) entries.


💙 BONUS entry if you share this post to help shine light on childhood bereavement! And, of course, we'd love for you to caption your picture with why Children's Grief Awareness is important to you.


**CONTEST RULES: Last day for entries is November 30, 2020 at 11:59 P.M. One photo submission per account. Photo must be posted on timeline; stories or direct message submissions are not accepted. The winner will be announced on December 2, 2020 and must be claimed within 48 hours. By entering, entrants confirm they are at least 18+ years of age, release Facebook of responsibility, and agree to abide by Facebook’s terms of use.

The mission of
Erin's House is to provide support for children, teens, and their families who have experienced a death.



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