March 18, 2015

Hoping Readers Will Support Organization That Supports Those Who Are Grieving

To the Editor:

My father died when I was 10, and it was a very lonely, awkward, and painful time for me. I am writing this letter in the hope that your readers will gain awareness and consider supporting this organization that I have recently joined. Good Grief provides unlimited, free support to children, teens, young adults, and families after the death of a mother, father, sister, brother or child through peer support programs, education, and advocacy.

Through Good Grief, I learned that one out of seven children will experience the death of a parent or sibling before the age of 15! I listened to the statistics and histories of the individuals who have been helped by Good Grief since 2004, and it truly moved me as I heard my story being told. When my father died, there really wasn’t anyone with whom I could share my feelings. I look back and wonder how it would have been if there had been an organization like this for me.

Due to growing demand, Good Grief has outgrown its location in Princeton. They are hosting a reception and fundraising event on March 26 from 6 to 7:30 pm at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street in Princeton. If this letter has touched a chord with you, please contact Malena Attar at (609) 498-6674 x8008 or email her at You can also see their website at

Please join us on March 26 and find out what we are all about.

Irv Urken