Top 3 Reasons We Loved The 2014 May Day Walk

On May 4th 2014, The Healing Center celebrated it’s 6th Annual May Day Walk at Gas Works Park with over 60 participants and 25 volunteers. Here are our top 3 reasons why we loved the day and are excited to keep the May Day Walk tradition going for our Healing Center community. Be sure to check out the pictures below.

1. YOU – Nothing makes us happier than seeing our Healing Center friends and families come together. We believe so much benefit comes from meeting others that have shared the experience of walking through grief. While this year it was under more drops of rain than rays of sun, we are so grateful for all who joined us and those who couldn’t make it but supported their friends and family in other ways. You are our inspiration.

2. The chance to remember – Transitional periods can be difficult – even the transition between seasons. As we move swiftly into spring, we enjoyed the opportunity to do some reflection during the art activities during the Walk. We wrote a message to our loved one on a message flag. We considered what we’d say to them in a private message. We contemplated the meaning of short-blooming cherry blossoms during origami folding. We stood with everyone and felt the words of the poem, “We Remember Them”.

3. Support for our programs – With the combined donations from The May Day Walk and GiveBIG two days later, we received $63,053 from our generous supporters. This doesn’t even include the GiveBIG “stretch funds” that will be applied to our GiveBIG donations soon. These funds mean so much to The Healing Center and our community. They keep our doors open, buy pizza for our weekly children’s groups, make healing client retreats possible, and help to train our dedicated volunteers – all contributing to our overall mission of offering a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping you to move through it and heal. We thank those who fund-raised for us, our wonderful donors, and our $5,000 sponsors, Safe Crossings Foundation, Nintendo, and University District Kiwanis. THANK YOU!

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Give Big Results!! Thank you!

GiveBIG2013$14,525 was donated to The Healing Center through The Seattle Foundation’s “Give Big” initiative on May 15th. That’s enough to cover all the expenses of The Healing Center for two weeks, and you raised it all in one day! Thank you for making our work possible – you help us build a community of hope.


Give Big! May 15th with the Seattle Foundation

Give BIG!

May 15th is a special opportunity for supporters of the Healing Center to MAGNIFY their contributions! Thanks to the Seattle Foundation’s program GIVE BIG, your donation to The Healing Center on Give BIG Day will be matched in part. Click here to go to The Healing Center’s Give BIG donation page, mark your calendar for May 15th, and join many supporters in insuring that The Healing Center continues to support grieving adults, children & families.

Here is a bit on the day:

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

Each credit card donation* made to the more than 1,400 nonprofit organizations profiled on
The Seattle Foundation’s website
 between midnight and midnight (Pacific Daylight Time)
on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, will receive a prorated portion of the matching funds
(or “stretch”) pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and
how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day.