HAND Service of Remembrance 2017

HAND would like to invite you to come together with other families and celebrate the memories of your precious babies. The service will have music, poetry readings, and a potluck meal afterward where you can reconnect with old friends or make new ones with families who have experienced the loss of a baby. Families and friends are welcome to attend this memorial celebration.

We realize that after the loss of a child it can be painful to see other children. Please remember that the children present at the service have suffered the loss of a brother or sister or may be subsequent children. Parents who have children in attendance are very sensitive to the fact that there are newly-bereaved families present. We all attend the service for the same reason: to honor these special family members who have died.

HAND will provide beverages. Please bring a potluck dish to share.

For more information email Kelly Symons at info@handonline.org

This year’s event will be held at a new location…

Sunday, October 1, 2017 ~ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Quinlan Community Center – Cupertino Room
10185 N. Stelling Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014

2017 Service of Remembrance Invitation

On-line Service of Remembrance RSVP Form

Please check all that apply and mail your responses and donations to:

HAND – Service of Remembrance, P.O. Box 341, Los Gatos, CA 95031

Please make all checks payable to HAND.

Items must be postmarked by September 1, 2017.

For more information, contact Kelly Symons at info@handonline.org

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Directions to Quinlan Community Center – Cupertino Room

Directions from East Bay or South Bay
Take I-880 South toward San Jose. Merge onto I-280 North
toward San Francisco. Take the De Anza Boulevard exit, turn
left onto N. De Anza Blvd. Turn right onto Stevens Creek Blvd.
Turn right onto N. Stelling Rd. 10185 N. Stelling Rd. is on
the left

Directions from the Peninsula
Take 101/Bayshore Freeway heading South toward San Jose.
Merge onto CA-85 toward Cupertino/Santa Cruz. Take the
Stevens Creek Boulevard exit. Turn left onto Stevens Creek
Blvd., turn left onto Stelling Rd. 10185 N. Stelling Rd. is on
the left

HAND’S Annual Service of Remembrance

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and each year HAND holds a Service of Remembrance in Northern California to provide families in the community with an opportunity to honor and celebrate their baby’s life.

The Service usually consists of music, parent poetry, a reading of our children’s names and keepsakes for families. Afterwards, there is a potluck which gives parents the chance to talk and spend time with other families who have experienced a similar loss.

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