Movies & More Workshop Series for Grieving Teens

October 7, 2018 Event flyer

We welcome grieving teens to join us as we present:   Movies & More Part I – A Workshop Series for Grieving Teens based on popular movie clips.  Come to one or all sessions to watch and discuss grief themes found in popular movies and to discover healthy ways to process your grief.  Snacks will be provided.

The program will meet every other Sunday from Oct. 7 – Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m. at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA.  Pre-registration is required by contacting the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or

Blue Butterfly Ball

November 10, 2018 Event flyer with ticket info.

Many people are familiar with Daddy/Daughter dances or Mother/Daughter teas, but since relationship-specific events can be major grief triggers for grieving families,  we wanted to offer a different event, one where families of all shapes and sizes are welcomed.  So, here it is!  The Blue Butterfly Ball will take place on Sat. Nov. 10 from 6-9 p.m. at The Orchards, 1580 Orchard Dr., Chambersburg, PA.  See the event flyer for more details.  Contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or for tickets.  Special thanks to Mike Kalathas of The Orchards and Donovan Yaukey and Casey Bender at Phantom Shadow Entertainment for their generosity in giving their time/talents to make this event possible!

Children’s Grief Awareness Day

November 15, 2018

Wear BLUE to show your support for grieving kids on Nov. 15, 2018!  Children’s Grief Awareness Day (CGAD) is always held the 3rd Thurs. of November.  It began as an initiative of Highmark Caring Place in Lemoyne, PA and is now supported by grief centers/programs around the world, including the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation.  More information about CGAD is available on the website. **If you as an individual or a group of people (friends, classmates, colleagues, office, etc.) wear BLUE, send a picture to and we’ll post it to our Drew Michael Taylor Foundation Facebook page throughout the day!  Show your support for grieving kids!

Memorial Collage Workshop

November 15, 2018 Event flyer

Drop in on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 between 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 or 6-8 p.m. at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg to create a special memorial collage in memory of a loved one or a beloved pet.  All materials will be provided.  Butterfly templates will be provided to remember a person and various animal templates will be available to remember a pet.  If you have any questions, please contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or

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Christmas for Causes Holiday Craft and Gift Show

November 19, 2018 Event flyer

Each year on the Monday before Thanksgiving, the Christmas for Causes Holiday Craft and Gift Show is organized by the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation. This event, which will be held this year at Messiah UMC in the Fellowship Hall, 30 S. Penn St., Shippensburg, PA 17257, allows participants to buy unique holiday gifts from great local crafters and other community organizations, while a portion of all proceeds from the event are donated to the local charities that each crafter represents. It’s a great way to shop local and help local charities at the same time! Organizations/causes that have benefitted from the Christmas for Causes event include the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation, Episcopal Home, Shippensburg Public Library, Shippensburg Produce and Outreach, Shippensburg Community Resource Coalition and more.

Remembrance Ornament Making Workshop – Shippensburg

December 6, 2018 Event flyer

Join the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation for a special Remembrance Ornament Making Workshop on Thurs., Dec. 6 at the DMTF Center for Grieving Families, 7 S. Earl St., Shippensburg, PA.  Drop in any time between 6-8 p.m. to create a special ornament in memory of a beloved family member, friend or pet.  Materials are provided.  This is a family-friendly event.  You are welcome to make an ornament for yourself or make one to gift to someone who is grieving this holiday season.  Contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or for more information.