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Give the gift of hope.

Join our Monthly Giving Donors, or give a one-time gift!

Your donation provides incredible life-changing programs! Just $5 or $10 per month (automatically debited from your account) can make a WORLD of difference for individuals and families who rely on our free grief support.

Your gift may be designated for The Collective for Hope or any of the organization’s program brands: Grief’s Journey, Ted E. Bear Hollow, or HEALing Embrace. Please include special instructions, including if you’d like to designate this gift specifically for one program or in honor or memory of a friend, colleague, or loved one.

Corporate Donations / Event Sponsorships

Your corporate donation/sponsorship:

  • Positions your business as an employer who cares.
  • Dovetails nicely with your company’s wellness initiatives.
  • Provides additional training and-or resources for your company’s HR professionals and employee benefits packages.
  • Increases your visibility among other major employers and their employees.
  • Sustains programs that make a difference to your team, your loved ones, your schools, your neighbors, and your community.
  • And, it’s good for your bottom line!

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Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 employees is grieving at any time.
  • 30 work days are lost per year by each employee coping without support from co-workers or managers.
  • 20% will continue losing work days for more than one year.
  • $125,000 is the average annual cost, in lost productivity, to an organization of 400 employees.

Source: The Grief Recovery Institute

Choose What Works For Your Business/Organization!

Corporate Community Partnerships

Provide 12 months of support for free, quality grief programs, and receive sponsorship recognition and additional benefits at ALL of our events and activities year-round!

  • $15,000 Diamond Partner
  • $10,000 Platinum Partner

Individual Event Sponsorships

Sponsor or purchase tables or tickets for each of these events by going to the respective event pages on this website.

  • Annual Remembrance Walk
  • Comfort Food Classic
  • Grief Awareness Conference
  • Doolin’ Classic Golf Outing
  • HEALs to the Pavement

Wish List

  • Wrapping Paper in assorted colors and patterns
  • Gift cards to purchase craft supplies and program materials at shops like Michael’s, and Blick Art Materials
  • Bottled water
  • Food Handling Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels

For Questions, or to arrange your donation drop-off, please contact Kelly Morris, Director of Philanthropy at kmorris@griefsjourney.org or call our office at 402-502-2773. Thank you for your support!

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Family Days—Dia de los Muertos Supplies

  • Tissue Paper (Especially Yellow/Gold)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Especially Green)
  • Paper Bags (with handles) or Cloth Tote Bags

Family Days—Tinsel & Tears Supplies

  • Wrapping Paper- Secular, assorted colors/patterns
  • Gift cards to the following stores: Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, and Blick Art Materials. These will be used to purchase craft supplies and program materials.
  • Modge Podge
  • Small Foam Paint Brushes
  • Hot Cocoa (Packets)

HEALing Embrace Weighted Bears

  • Pink and Blue Ribbon
  • Tissue Paper (for packaging)
  • Bubble Wrap/Packing Material
  • Mailing Boxes (assorted sizes)
  • Packing Tape

Care Packages

  • Tea Packets
  • Hand Lotion
  • Mints
  • Tissue Paper (for Packaging)
  • Bubble Wrap/Packing Material
  • Mailing Boxes (assorted sizes)
  • Packing Tape
  • Play Dough
  • Washable Markers/Crayons

Facility Needs (No styrofoam, please. We try to recycle as much as possible)

  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Plastic cups and forks
  • 33 gallon trash bags
  • 2-3 bungee cords to secure trash bags
  • Swiffer mop refills
  • Dish towels
  • Febreze
  • Gift cards to Costco
  • Paint Smocks (child size)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Paper Towels


  • Bottled water and LaCroix
  • Cases of canned soda
  • Individually packaged snacks
  • Medium Size Tupperware/To-Go Food Containers
  • Food Handling Gloves
  • Gift Cards to Hyvee or Walmart to purchase fresh fruit & vegetables for events/groups

For Clients with Special Needs

  • Noise cancelling headphones—for sensory overload
  • Timers—to help with time management, gives visual cues, and is especially helpful for reward charts / visual performance charts
  • Reward charts / visual performance charts
  • White noise machine—to help soothe/relax
  • Earplugs—another noise canceling adaptation
  • Writing aids—for individuals with physical disabilities who might have limitations with writing