SK Summer Edition
Updated: Dec 8, 2018
At last, summer weather has arrived! Sharing Kindness has a few offerings to lift your spirits and help others who share a difficult journey.
Win a Boston Whaler!
Sharing Kindness was honored to receive 3rd Place in the Non-Profit category at this week's Orleans 4th of July Parade!Sharing Kindness volunteer, Terry Burke, teamed up with our friends at Nauset Marine for a neat fundraising idea to benefitSharing Kindness--raffle off a BRAND NEW 2018 130 Super Sport Boston Whaler!
Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. They are available for purchase with cash in person only, We are at the Orleans Farmer's Market on Saturdays. Catch us (and this gorgeous boat) at any of these events leading up to the drawing on December 14th. Hurry to find us soon: there's a limited number of tickets available!
Orleans - July 4: Parade, 47 Main Street Orleans - August 15: Block Party, 47 Main Street Eastham - September 9: Windmill Weekend Parade, Windmill Park Harwich - September 15: Cranberry Arts & Music Festival, 100 Oak Street Wellfleet - October 13-14: Oysterfest, Harbor parking lot Chatham - October 20: Octoberfest, behind the Naked Oyster Chatham - December 7, 8: Chatham Stroll, Main Street
Author Tom Zuba Speaks on Grief Tom Zuba, the author of the #1 selling book, Permission to Mourn, will be speaking at the Our Lady of the Cape Parish Center in Brewster on July 15, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (doors at 4:45). Tom will be giving a presentation entitled, "A New Way to do Grief," as well as doing a book signing. Tom will talk about his journey and his message of hope in the face of grief and loss. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you may want to hear this inspirational message. Refreshments will be provided. Cost is $12.00 at the door. Any questions, call Bob or Cynthia Morton (508) 896-8112.
In Hyannis: The Ripple Effect
In case you missed our spring screening, another amazing SK volunteer, Vanessa Pires, is sponsoring a summer screening of this film by Kevin Hines on Tuesday, July 31st at 7:30 pm at Cape Cod Mall Stadium 12 Theater. Purchase tickets online at:
Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training
Question, Persuade, Refer - or more easily known as Q.P.R. - is a three-step training program that ANYONE (parents, friends, volunteers, ministers, teachers, nurses, supervisors, firefighters, bartenders, others) can learn to help prevent suicide. QPR teaches how to recognize a mental health emergency and how to get a person-at-risk connected to the help they need.
"Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor."
Yarmouth Port, Ma. 02675 221 Willow Street Justice Resource Institute 3:00pm – 4:30pm Thursday July 12, 2018
There is NO FEE but registration is required. To register or for more info, email Sergeant Kevin Marshall at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the Cape and Islands Suicide Prevention Coalition for organizing and funding this event. Stay tuned for more trainings this fall, including a September session in Brewster, and an October session in Truro.
A Caring Connection: New Samaritans' Program Seeks Volunteers
The Samaritans on Cape Cod and the Islands are starting a new program called, "A Caring Connection" It is for attempt survivors who have been released from a mental health facility for voluntarily or involuntarily admittance for suicide ideation. We pair the survivor with a volunteer, who be-friends (using the Samaritan model) the person and supports them via the phone. These calls are one way-from the volunteer to the person, but time and date have been pre-arranged by the two. The caller does not use his or her name, and has his or her phone number blocked from being identified.
If you've ever wanted to volunteer for the Samaritans, and don't want to make the drive to the Falmouth office to man the crisis lines, they are willing to do the training east of Hyannis for volunteers who live on the lower- and outer- Cape. The Samaritans will fully support volunteers who support those dealing with some overwhelming pain. If you are interested, please contact:
Greg Giardi Program Director Samaritans of Cape Cod and the Islands email@example.com 508.548.7999