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December 11, 2016

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The words of TCF’s Founder, Simon Stephens, resonate with those who have come to The Compassionate Friends hoping to find a purpose in a life that suddenly seems so empty. Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause) or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.

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  • Possible Lost Holiday Appeal Donations

    We wanted to share with everyone the letter we received today from the USPS. If you sent in a response to our Holiday Appeal during the time frame of this letter, there...
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  • Worldwide Candle Lighting

    On the December 11, 2016, The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting will unite family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons,...
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