Annual Candlelight Remembrance Event

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Please Join Us on the first Saturday of December for our Annual Candlelight Remembrance Event at the RTF Angel Memorial Plaza (directions) in McCabe Meadows Park in Parker.

This year's event will be held on DEC 2, 2017 at 6pm regardless of the weather. Read more

Annual Summer Memorial Event

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Registration will open May 1.

Join us as we celebrate our children during our annual Summer Memorial on 6/24/2017-the last Saturday in June each year. This event is free to attend and will be held at the RTF Angel Memorial Plaza (directions) in Parker. This is a family event and children will be present.

Effective 2017: Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are no longer able to release monarch butterflies during our memorial events. We hope you'll continue to join us for our annual June event to celebrate the lives of so many children who are loved and remembered. Read more

Engraved Memorial Tiles

Update: 4/24/2017 - Engraved Memorial Tiles are temporarily unavailable as the engraver we have used for the past ten years has gone out of business. We cannot accept new tile orders until we have secured a new engraving company who can continue our project. Thank you for understanding. We will update you as soon as we have news.   The order form has been taken offline until we can accept orders again.  If you're interested in ordering an engraved memorial tile to be installed at the RTF Angel Memorial Plaza in Parker, simply download the order form and fill it out completely. Orders are due by March 1 and September 1 each year in order to be installed by the next memorial event (weather permitting).

Wall tiles can be purchased for $200 for a full tile (up to 8 lines/20 spaces per line), or $100 for a half tile (up to 3 lines/20 spaces per line. Garden stones are currently sold out.

All of the information you need is on the form, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Because of the symbols and special characters available to be added to your wall tile, we ask that you use this paper form. We've tried to get that portion in an online form but it ends up being quite confusing. So, you may email us the form info as text in the body of an email, scan the completed form and email, send in the snail mail, or arrange for someone from RTF to meet you to hand deliver if you're local. You can pay via check or online donation.

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Child Loss Awareness License Plate – Colorado

Well, there it is!

After all these years and all the work that went into it, we here at RTF HQ are just smitten with our new license plate! The design has been finalized and we got the OK to share the news with all of you. These new plates will be available at DMV offices in January 2013.

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Remembering with Lovenotes

Free, personalized keepsakes, designed by bereaved parents and sent to bereaved parents in loving memory of a child. The cards are sent to the child's family during their child's anniversary month. It is our deepest wish that bereaved families everywhere know that they are not alone and that their child is being remembered. This is one more way to help make that happen. Due to the overwhelming demand for our Remembering with Lovenotes cards, starting in 2015, we will be changing from handmade cards to printed cards designed exclusively for Rowan Tree Foundation to honor your child's memory through our program. You may request a Remembering with Lovenotes card for yourself or for a friend. You may request cards at any time of the year - however, they will be sent only in the child's anniversary month.

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Thanksgiving Thoughts from RTF

It's Thanksgiving week here in the US, and we wanted to share a few thoughts about Thanksgiving and the holiday season.
  Rowan Tree Foundation is thankful for you, yes you. Every single person who has joined our cause is raising awareness - thereby increasing the chance that people will find support when they suffer the loss of a child. Spread the word. Join us on Facebook. Help us reach more people every day. We are also thankful for all of our volunteers, sponsors, and donors. We can't do all that we do to support grieving families without the gifts of your time and financial contributions, and good will.

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  Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for many bereaved parents, especially when their loss is new. New grief covers everything. Be gentle with those around you who are missing their child today. Say their child's name. Give them a squeeze and let them know that you see and that you care. If you are remembering a child and find it difficult to face the holidays, be gentle with yourself. Give yourself permission to do less. Tell your family and friends that you're struggling. Talk about your child. Light a candle for them today and every day.  Be aware that sometimes family and friends are looking to follow your lead when it comes to remembering your child, especially at family gatherings. It's okay to be the first to take that step. Most of all, know that you are not alone. Sending a wish for peace in your heart. On behalf of our Board and our Volunteers, Corinne O'Flynn Executive Director

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

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Thanksgiving

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the US, we wanted to extend our gratitude to you. Thankgiving2013 For the past ten years, Rowan Tree Foundation has been working toward growing our community. The goal has always been to increase the awareness of the work we do in order to spread the word to more and more people that support is available when you lose a child. We are thankkful for you, and your support, but most of all for allowing us to be a small part of your healing. We are also thankful for all of our volunteers, sponsors, and donors. We can’t do all that we do to support grieving families without the gifts of your time and financial contributions, and good will. Thank you! Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday for many bereaved parents, especially when their loss is new. New grief covers everything. Be gentle with those around you who are missing their child today. Say their child’s name. Give them a squeeze and let them know that you see and that you care they might be hurting. If you are remembering a child and find it difficult to face the holidays, be gentle with yourself. Give yourself permission to do less. Tell your family and friends that you’re struggling. Talk about your child. Light a candle for them today and every day. Be aware that sometimes family and friends are looking to follow your lead when it comes to remembering your child, especially at family gatherings. It’s okay to be the first to take that step. Most of all, know that you are not alone. On behalf of our Board and our Volunteers, Corinne O’Flynn Executive Director

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Mother’s Day 2014

It's Mother's Day in The US and it's snowing this morning in Colorado. And while we don't need a holiday in order to honor all the moms out there, we wanted to make sure to send a special note to let you know you are not alone. Holidays can be difficult for bereaved parents, and Mother's Day especially so. Thinking of all the moms today, with love and gentle hearts. MothersDay2014
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