News & Events

Please join us for the
Children's Grief Center
Virtual Memory Walk
5K Run, 5K Fun Run, & 1 Mile Fun Walk

May 9th – May 14th

First, register then print out your personalized bib number, pick up your t-shirt, then run!

A Virtual Run can be completed anywhere. Run through your neighborhood, on your treadmill or at your local park. Always be safe.

You can complete your run anytime between May 9th through May 14th.

After you have completed your run upload your results by clicking on the Results tab at the top of the page, then click on the Submit Virtual Results and follow the prompts.

Early Registration until April 24th: $25.00
Late Registration after April 24th: $30.00

T-shirts can be picked up at the Children's Grief Center, 11625 Pellicano, Ste. B.

First 200 pre-registered runners and walkers receive race t-shirt.

Trophy and bragging rights to the largest team.
Must have 10 people to qualify and register @ $25 each as a team and all team registrations must be turned in together by April 24th for early registration. After April 24th cost: $30 per team member. The link to register is

For more info call
or Email


  • T-shirt to first 200 registrants who register for run/walk
  • Downloadable Virtual Bib
  • Downloadable Finisher's Certificate
  • Post your time after the race
  • Send a pic to: to be posted on our Facebook Page

Proceeds benefiting the Children's Grief Center

Thank you for your support!

Volunteer Training

The Children's Grief Center will be offering our volunteer training on Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both days are required.

We will be training volunteers to act as Group Facilitators in assisting children, teens and adults as they move through the grieving process. We would need your services weekly, on Thursdays from 6-9 p.m.

If you think you might be interested in helping out, contact us at 915-532-6004 or email Alice at: . Our fee is $25 as we run a criminal background check on all volunteer candidates. We will provide lunch on Jan. 29th. We ask for a one year commitment.

Thank you for your support.

Training will be held:

Saturday, April 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Saturday, April 9th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (no lunch)        

(Both dates are required.)

Groups are weekly on Thursday evenings and volunteers serve from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
(One year commitment.)

Please contact us at:


or email Alice at:

A background check is run at a cost to you of $25.


Children's Grief Center
School Grief Support Project

The Children's Grief Center is partnering with area school districts to help bring our services to the community.

We finished our last School Grief Project on March 10th at the Eastwood feeder pattern in the YISD. Fifteen families participated in the project with children, teens and their parents or guardians.

Our effort is to offer life affirming skills and hope for the future to grieving children, teens and their parents. We work to help improve mental wellness during an emotionally difficult time.

Our next project will be again for the YISD.

Elena Saucedo - 20 year Recognition Award

The Children's Grief Center…
Recently recognized our volunteer Elena Saucedo with a 20 year Recognition Award for her service to the Center. In those 20 years, Elena has been a Group Facilitator, a fundraiser, an advocate, a liason with her company, El Paso Electric, and friend to the Center.

If you know Elena, give her a big "Way To Go!"

Children's Grief Center
is proud to announce the release of the children's book…

Not The End of the Chavez Family
No Es el fin de la familia Chavez

The story is about the Chavez Family, a Children's Grief Center family and their journey from grief to healing and hope, following the loss of their dad. The book is written in English and Spanish, making it more enjoyable for our borderland families. The story is beautifully written by Mari Dombkowski, an Austin, Texas author with illustrations by Nazar Horokhivskyi. We are so proud to present it. It is available for sale on Amazon and on Mari Dombroski's website at We will be making the book available to area schools that we serve through the School Grief Support Project.