by Dawn Blackmore.
The May Share the Plate recipient is chosen each year by the children in our Religious Education (RE) program. This year they chose Kyle’s Korner, an organization dedicated to helping grieving children, teens, and their families cope with the death of a loved one. Serving the Milwaukee area since 1998, Kyle’s Korner provides a special place for children and teens who have experienced the death of a loved one.
A primary way youth are supported is through the on-site peer support groups offered at Kyle’s Korner. These support groups are available to both individuals and families, and are offered free of charge because of generous donations. A unique two-day retreat called Camp SOUL (Supporting Others, Understanding Loss) is also available to grieving children and teens every fall at Camp Minikani, and is run by staff and volunteers at Kyle’s Korner. Because of community partnerships and donations, this camp is also offered free of charge. For more information, visit their website at www.kyleskorner.org.
Cash collected in the plate will be shared 50/50 between Kyle’s Korner and First Church. To donate only to Kyle’s Korner, please write a check directly to Kyle’s Korner and we will mail it for you.