Healing Patch Community Supporters/Groups
The Healing Patch Children's Grief Program is a FREE program for the community, fully supported by individual and community dollars, grants, and fundraising events.
Thank you to these supporters/community groups who have organized an event or activity to raise funds for the Healing Patch. Your commitment to helping grieving children and their families is deeply appreciated!
The Healing Patch is the grateful recipient of funds from various fundraising events in local schools and communities, with efforts being coordinated by individuals who have been touched by Healing Patch services in one of many ways. In addition to the bi-weekly group sessions at the centers in Altoona and Ebensburg, the Healing Patch also offers in-school peer support groups, “grief education” in the classroom, community education and lending library of resources.
Thank you to these supporters/community groups who have organized an event or activity to raise funds for the Healing Patch since January 2013. Your commitment to helping grieving children and their families is deeply appreciated!
Patched Together: A Day of Music to Benefit the Healing Patch is an event held each November to harness the power of music in raising funds on behalf of the Healing Patch. Organized by a dedicated group of volunteers, this all-day event includes live music, giveaways, games, and family fun. Patched Together has raised more than $117,000 to support local grieving children.
The Life O’Riley Memorial Ride, created by the family of Michael Patrick Riley, who passed away in April 2013 at age 34. To honor his life, a motorcycle ride and benefit is held each summer. In five years, this even raised nearly $23,000 for the Healing Patch.
“After the unexpected loss of my brother, I felt it was extremely important to turn our family’s loss into something positive for others. My brother left behind three young daughters and we feel the work of the Healing Patch is extremely important for our community,” said Michael’s sister, Nicole Riley Earhart.
Bishop Carroll High School & Central Cambria High School Joint Effort “We’ve Got Your Back”
Cambria Heights Elementary School
Hollidaysburg Area School District
Providence Presbyterian Church
United Methodist Women