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Friday, Apr 29, 2022 - Saturday, Apr 30, 2022
Pohl's Children Organization
The Pohl Children's Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Suz Pohl, in loving memory of her children of Mearan, Bracken, and Kegan. All three children passed away from a rare, genetic disease called Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7 or SCA7, which their father and Suz's husband, Kyle also has.
The goals for this organization are:
to raise awareness of Spinocerebellar Ataxia type 7 (SCA7)
to support families and individuals struggling through the illness of a child or loved one
to support families and individuals grieving and healing from the loss of a child or loved one
to work with individuals in various professions, specifically those in healthcare, education, bereavement, and religious/ spiritual fields to learn and share information about the many needs of grieving families
to raise substantial funds through personal/ individual donations, corporate donations and sponsorships, as well as grants from other public and private foundations for the express purpose of launching, sustaining and expanding the organization, funding scholarships and grants, providing education, and funding outreach projects.
Suggested Donation Levels:
Forever Bears - The Pohl Children's Foundation donates "forever bears" to funeral homes who partner with us and agree to provide them to children (18 years old and under) who have lost a parent or sibling. These bears are given out to children (18 years old and under) who have lost loved ones (sibling or parent) during a private moment where the Funeral Director places one bear in the casket with the deceased loved one and gives another bear to the child. He/ she explains to the child that they are forever connected to their loved one and the bears will give them something to hold on to in the future when they think of their loved one.
Financial Peace - One Gift Card: The Pohl Children's Foundation provides gas cards, restaurant gift cards and/ or meal vouchers for parents whose children (18 years old and under) are in the hospital.
Financial Peace - Two Gift Cards: The Pohl Children's Foundation provides gas cards, restaurant gift cards and/ or meal vouchers for parents whose children (18 years old and under) are in the hospital.
Pediatric Hospice The Pohl Children's Foundation has applied for a hospice provider's license through the State of Minnesota Department of Health. Our goal is to provide in-home pediatric hospice care and services to children age 18 and younger in Central Minnesota.
Sunshine Kit - The Pohl Children's Foundation wants to bless and brighten the lives of children (18 years old and under) with life threatening illnesses by sending them a Sunshine Kit. Items included in the Sunshine Kits are: * A box to hold all of the items below…(can be decorated) * A “Forever Bear”… * A journal… * A pen... * Grounding items to touch, taste, feel, smell and hear… * A stress ball… *An ice pack... * A timer… * Kids Activities packet… * A pillow... * A Bible... * Pohly, the Healing Helper...
Healing Kit- The Pohl Children's Foundation provides Healing Kits to assist children (18 years old and under) in their healing process after the loss of a parent or sibling. The Healing Kits are broken up into six different packages - each one specifically designed to help children through the stages of grief (noted below). These packages are shipped out over a couple of months. Items included in the Healing Kits are: * A box to hold all of the items below…(can be decorated) * A “Forever Bear”… * "The Memory Box - a Book About Grief" by Joanna Rowland * A journal… * A pen... * A “Love Notes” Box… * “Loving Reminders” notes… * A memory candle… * A frame… * Grounding items to touch, taste, feel, smell and hear… * A stress ball… * Kleenexes… * A timer… * Kids Activities packet… * A camera… * A pillow... * A Bible... * A follow-up Journal... * Pohly, the Healing Helper...
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