In the News

  • New Year Same Grief

    By Teske Vance The holiday season can be a challenging time for families who have experienced the death of a loved one. In last month’s issue, we explored some Helpful Hints for Dealing with Holiday Grief, including the following suggestions: Make a Plan. Decide which traditions will stay, or create new ones. Either way, do […]

  • Broken Arrow T-Shirt Printing and Embroidery loves Amanda the Panda!

    “When our community’s youth are given bereavement support, hope and healing happens,” says Kortni Remer, Broken Arrow’s General Manager. Broken Arrow recently helped sponsor Amanda the Panda’s annual Panda Bar Ride. Check out what else Broken Arrow is saying about Amanda the Panda:

  • Helpful Hints for Holiday Grief

    By Teske Vance The death of a loved one brings about a whole mix of emotions that can be extremely difficult to manage. Grief is a tricky thing. It may encompass any range of emotions, sometimes plaguing the griever with a jumbled mess of feelings, to be left in a haze. It sneaks up on […]

  • Places kids can volunteer in the Des Moines area

    Are you looking for a place to give back with your kids this summer?  Amanda the Panda is on The Des Moines Register’s places kids can volunteer list! Click here to see the story on The Des Moines Register  

  • Meet Mollie Giller

    Meet Amanda the Panda’s new team director, Mollie Giller Click here to see the story on the Des Moines Register

  • Amanda’s House – Phase III Renovations

    The opening of Amanda’s House in 2013 was truly a community effort. The facility, formerly Kavanagh House, is located at 1821 Grand Avenue in West Des Moines. It was gifted to Amanda the Panda through HCI Care Services from Gregory and Suzie Glazer Burt in memory of Suzie’s mother, Maddie Levitt. The Greater Des Moines […]

  • Iowa State Daily: Amanda the Panda assists grieving process

    Amanda the Panda is a statewide organization that works with people to help them cope and recover from the loss of a loved one. Based out of Des Moines, Amanda the Panda offers internships to students in the College of Human Sciences who are studying child, adult and family services. (click here for the full […]