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Press Release: Comfort Zone Camp Receives Holiday Donation from WinterWyman

Comfort Zone Camp Receives Holiday Donation from WinterWyman to Provide Bereavement Services to Children

Boston, Massachusetts (November 11, 2015) — WinterWyman, a Waltham, MA-based contract staffing and executive search firm announced today that Comfort Zone Camp, a non-profit bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver, was the recipient of the firm’s ninth annual holiday donation.  Past recipients include the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, Horizons for Homeless Children, American Red Cross, Santa Claus Anonymous, Franciscan Hospital for Children (a two-time winner), Cradles to Crayons and the Home for Little Wanderers.

Comfort Zone will use the $25,000 donation to serve 20 of the approximately 72 children that participate in their Massachusetts Weekend Bereavement Camp Program. 

Comfort Zone's mission is to provide grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives. Originally founded in 1998 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Comfort Zone Camp began offering programs in Massachusetts in 2009. In 2015, Comfort Zone offered two Weekend Bereavement Camp Programs in Massachusetts and two One-Day Family Bereavement Programs, serving children from across the state.

“The death of a mom, dad, brother or sister is all too common. One in seven American children will lose a parent or sibling before the age of 20. The almost-universal response in children to a loss this significant is extreme emotional isolation, which negatively affects school functioning, social relationships and both emotional and physical wellbeing," said Sue Oppici, Regional Development Officer for Comfort Zone. "WinterWyman's funding will underwrite the direct costs and activities of providing 20 kids attending our free camps with professional therapeutic services, peer and mentor support and coping skills that empower them to manage their grief in healthy ways at home, at school and in the community."

“WinterWyman's main community service goal is to make a real difference in the minds, hearts, development and care of children,” said Bob Boudreau, CEO of WinterWyman. “To suffer loss as a child is unthinkable and we are proud to be able to support Comfort Zone in their mission."

 

(l-r) WinterWyman CEO Bob Boudreau, Comfort Zone Camp Regional Development Officer SueOppici, Comfort Zone Camper Taylor Doyle-LeBouf and Ruth Dufresne, WinterWyman Community Development Manager

For more information about this release, contact Elizabeth Spayne at 781.530.3191 or espayne@winterwyman.com.

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ABOUT COMFORT ZONE CAMP
Comfort Zone Camp is a national bereavement camp, offering programs free of charge to children ages 7-17 and young adults ages 19-25 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. The camps are held year-round in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia, and through partnership programs created and held across the nation. Comfort Zone Camps create an environment where grieving children can have fun and break the isolation death often brings, while learning valuable coping skills for their daily lives. Comfort Zone also hosts grief support groups in Virginia for adults and children throughout the year, providing a network of support for the whole family. For more information, please visit comfortzonecamp.org, or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

ABOUT WINTERWYMAN
WinterWyman is one of the Northeast’s most recognized talent acquisition firms providing contract staffing, contingency search and executive search services in the areas of Accounting & Finance, Human Resources and Technology. Headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, we've been helping leading organizations and emerging businesses find top talent for over 40 years.

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