Programs

The services that we provide



Amanda the Panda offers a full year of free grief support, including Family Grief Camps in the Spring and Fall, 6-week Grief Support Groups, monthly Friends and Family Nights, and Fun Days sprinkled throughout the year.

Our services are supported entirely by individual and corporate donations and delivered by hundreds of loving, caring volunteers, many whom have benefited from Amanda the Panda services in the past.

To enroll in our services, just fill out the online registration form. We’ll call you to answer any questions you may have and schedule a tour.

Grief Camp

Grief Camp is a weekend over­night camp for children (aged Kindergarten – 12th grade) and adults who are grieving the death of someone they love.  Age appropriate activities are designed to be fun and meaningful.

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Support Groups

Support Groups are held four times throughout the year for children, teenagers and adults who are grieving a loss. Each Support Group meets during the evening for six consecutive weeks, with sessions lasting for an hour and a half. We provide a simple meal before each session. Childcare is available upon request for children preschool-aged and younger.

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Friends and Family Nights

Friends and Family Nights are offered monthly, providing an opportunity for individuals, children, and families to come together for an evening focused on rebuilding after the death of a loved one. Friends and Family Nights are designed with the entire family in mind, so bring whoever you’d like, or know that you are welcome to come solo!

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Fun Days

Special days are set aside during the year for participants in our grief support services to have fun, laugh, and connect with one another outside of the typical grief support setting.

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Community

We offer these additional community service programs.

A Day of Hope and Healing
Designed with a sense of community in mind, Amanda the Panda staff can bring a “Day of Hope and Healing” to help foster healing through meaningful activities and memorialization. This special day is a great option for cities, neighborhoods, organizations, workplaces and school communities that have been impacted by death.

School Visits
Amanda the Panda staff and/or our mascot are available to visit students of all ages to facilitate learning and activities related to grief and loss. We are also available to provide supportive services to school faculty in the form of education, crisis help, and resources/information.

Speaking Engagements
Amanda the Panda staff are available to speak to service clubs, community organizations, businesses, or groups of any kind about the services we offer, volunteer opportunities, and a variety of grief and loss related topics.

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