Donor Family Connection Events
As part of our Bridge to Healing program, LifeShare Carolinas hosts four events a year for our donor families. These events are aimed at bringing families together to remember their loved ones and connect with those who have walked a similar journey.
Spring – The spring event will bring donor families and the LifeShare community together to participate in a gardening or outdoor spring cleanup project. The area of focus will be a local park or memorial garden that will benefit the larger community.
Summer – The goal of the summer event is to give donor families the chance to support new donor families in the LifeShare community. If you are interested in contributing to this type of project year-round, please contact the Bridge to Healing team.
Fall – Our fall event is the Donor Remembrance Celebration, which honors our donors from the previous year. Donor families will be able to connect with other families and pay tribute to their loved ones. Find more information about this event.
Winter – The winter event gives donor families a chance to connect with others experiencing significant loss during what can be a challenging time of the year. We will remember your loved one, create an item to honor them, and discuss the journey of finding meaning during painful times of the year.
Garden of Life Brick Dedication – Our Children’s Memorial Walkway in Charlotte was created in memory of children whose lives were lost. LifeShare Carolinas’ section – Eli’s Garden – honors children who gave the gift of life through organ, eye, and tissue donation. Every year we will host a Garden of Life brick dedication, celebrating and remembering our young donor heroes. If you’re interested in having a brick dedicated in honor of your child, email us at Family@LifeShareCarolinas.org.
*Some of these events may have been cancelled due to COVID-19 but will resume when restrictions are lifted.