The Garden Gives quarter 2 recipient is the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home. They have been selected to receive the second quarter Garden Gives $2,000 grant. Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home’s vision is to be a place where youth are safe and cared for; where youth are given the opportunity to become healthy and self-sufficient adults; where families are reunited; and where every person is treated with love and respect.

The Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home and its Foundation are honored to be the recipients of “The Garden Gives Grant” presented by The Garden Community United Methodist Church for the benefit of the Grief Garden on the Lebanon campus. This collaboration will provide volunteers and financial support for the Grief Garden in the backyard of Gress Chapel.

Finding solace in ordinary tasks like gardening can be very therapeutic when people are grieving. Many of our youth face the death of a loved one while living at the Home. Recently, Rachel Alstott, Spiritual Life Leader, had the vision to plant a grief garden where youth could go and find peace and comfort after the death of a friend or family member. The youth have the opportunity to plant a flower or tree in the memory of a loved one.

Check out iumch.org for more information. If you would like to donate to Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home grief garden click here.