Hope for the Holidays
Often, after a loss, the first holiday season can bring on a great deal of stress, anxiety, depression, anger, and sadness. To help those who are facing their first holiday as a loss survivor, Community Grief Support (CGS) hosts four FREE “Hope for the Holidays” community workshops throughout Birmingham on Saturdays in November.
Lift Your Spirits
This is our annual event that focuses on restoring hope and light to grieving people. Our silent and live auctions feature fabulous merchandise, artwork, and travel and dining experiences. The evening offers a fun-filled night of gathering and entertainment for all participants in a casual atmosphere. Sponsors can purchase corporate and individual tables.
Magic City Mac + Cheese Festival
Our Junior Board cooked up this festival idea with “togetherness” as the main ingredient. Local eateries and community teams gather to host a Mac + Cheese competition. The day features live music, games, and family fun. This event helps feed the grieving soul with comfort food and support – funding grief community education and programs.
Tree of Lights
Those grieving often find the holiday season challenging. To recognize this, CGS erects a “Tree of Lights” as a memorial to those we’ve loved and lost. The event includes festive refreshments, family fun activities, and a memorial candlelight ceremony. Individuals may purchase a light, luminary, or an ornament in honor or in memory of someone. Our “Tree of Lights,” placed at the corner of Oxmoor Rd and Central Ave, serves as a reminder of hope and love to all those who need it.