Nothing like a gift to brighten a dreary afternoon
On Wednesday, we received a pleasant surprise from our friends at the Illinois Chapter of the TEARS Foundation, one of the great non-profit organizations we work with and sponsor. The folks at TEARS sent us a plaque in appreciation of our support in 2015, though it’s TEARS that deserves recognition.
The TEARS Foundation has provided meaningful assistance and resources to thousands of people since its founding in 2012, helping families recover from one of the most difficult situations imaginable: the loss of a baby.
Part of their work is to lift a heavy financial burden by covering the cost of burial or cremation services. The organization also provides free support groups and specially trained peer companions who have completed a highly comprehensive training program.
The Seattle-based non-profit has received recognition for Innovation in Service by the Non-Profit Excellence Awards and the Pay It Forward Award by Principal Global Financial. TEARS founder Sarah Slack was named a finalist for People Magazine’s Heroes Among Us Award in 2009, and was named one of the Top 5 Women of the Year by Seattle’s Evening Magazine.
Along with our annual support of the TEARS Foundation, we were thrilled to act as a presenting sponsor for its annual Illinois Rock and Walk, where Ken spoke on behalf of the firm. We’re proud to be associated with TEARS and we look forward to even more great events and opportunities in the future. And rest assured, we’ll find a prominent place in the office for our new plaque. Many thanks, TEARS Foundation.