Empty Arms Bereavement

October Newsletter

October Meetings

To see the full list of meetings and events scheduled for the Fall, visit our calendar 

This Saturday, October 6th, our Parenting After Loss Playgroup will meet at our office from 10am to Noon.

Wednesday, October 10th, from 7-9pm our Miscarriage & Early Pregnancy Loss Support Group will meet. 

Thursday, October 11th, from 7-9pm our Termination for Medical Reasons Support Group will meet. 

Tuesday, October 16th, from 7-9pm our  Subsequent Choices Support Group will meet. For our SC meeting, please RSVP to carol@emptyarmsbereavement.org, so we can add you to the SC email list. 

Wednesday, October 24th, from 7-9pm our Bereavement Support Group will meet. 

All meetings are at our office: 140 Pine Street, Room 2B, Florence, MA

Fall Events

Tonight! October 3rd: Join us at Mi Tierra Restaurant Tonight (Oct. 3rd) from 4-8pm

Invite your friends and family for a night of tamales, tostadas, and enchiladas at Mi Tierra in Hadley! Delicious food, excellent company, and 25% of all proceeds benefit Empty Arms

Empty Arms Wave of Light Memorial October 14th  3-6pm
Please join us for the EABS Wave of Light Memorial starting at the Children’s Memorial in Easthampton. In honor of our children gone to soon, EABS invites you and your family to join us in lighting a personalized lantern for your baby or babies. This event is open to anyone mourning a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, please feel free to share with family and friends. 

We will meet from 3:00 – 4:00pm at the Christmas Box Angel Children’s Memorial within John Bator Park 
(50 Payson Ave Easthampton, MA- Parking available behind City Hall).  
Reception to follow at Mill 180 Park, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. 180 Pleasant St. Easthampton, MA

In the event of inclement weather, the entirety of the event will take place at Mill 180.
Please RSVP to the Facebook Event here 

Fall Photo Shoot

Join us Saturday, October 13th from 9am – 4pm for our Fall Photo Shoot

Each year, the lovely Erin Long, mother of Birdie, generously donates a day of professional portrait sessions to raise money for Empty Arms. Come support Empty Arms and get your portrait professionally taken outdoors at the peak of fall in Western MA – our exact location for this year’s shoot is TBA, but will either be in Westhampton or Easthampton. (Rain date Sunday, November 11th)

Each session is 15 minutes and includes digital files of 5 photos and the opportunity to purchase professional prints. You can sign up for one session for $99, or two back-to-back sessions for $198.  Photos will be available in Mid-November, approximately 5 weeks after the shoot. All proceeds from this incredible event will support Empty Arms. Hurry– only 8 sessions left!

4th Annual Trivia Night 6:30-10:00pm November 3rd at the VFW in Florence!

This event is a rowdy, fun-filled evening of trivia, eating, and drinking and features an amazing raffle! 

1. The Evening Itself, How It Works: Tables bring whatever food they’d like, appetizers, full meal, etc. to make the evening festive and impress the judges (yes, you can win prizes for having great food!). This year at the VFW there are NO outside drinks allowed– everything liquid must be purchased on site (prices are very reasonable). Then, after an hour or so of schmoozing, eating, and browsing the raffle, the real fun begins. Our emcee and organizer Greg Reynolds will begin firing off the most haphazard, random, mind-blowing questions for you and your team to answer! 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE “GOOD” AT TRIVIA TO DO THIS! Let me assure you, this is the most random trivia in the world. It’s amazing fun! 

2. How to register: Tables are for 8-10 people, and are priced at $200 per table. Typically a 
“table captain” buys the table and is reimbursed by teammates. If you want to participate but can’t envision gathering together a full team, no problem! Let us know and we’ll put you on the individual list. We will then match you with a table needing extra people, and everyone wins! (you can anticipate paying a table captain $20 for your ticket).

If you’d like to reserve a table or register as an individual, please email gregreynolds99@gmail.com. This is a first come, first serve event and we have sold out in the past. So contact Greg ASAP and take part in this super fun event!

3. Want to volunteer? We always need help with the raffle, set up, and clean up. Just email Greg if you’re interested in lending a hand.
Finally, if you work anywhere that could donate an item for the raffle please let us know! 

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