Upcoming Events in December 2104

Dear friends,

As you can probably imagine, these months STINK. They are full of lots and lots of grieving. This is a brief note to keep you updated with what we’re doing for the rest of the calendar year. Please stay connected and come to one or all events!






Friday, December 5th – WCSU “Beautiful Life” celebration concert, CD signing and more!
Purchase your tickets today at: http://wcsu.showare.com  You can also purchase  Ana Grace Project gear at this event.  Proceeds from the sale of of this CD go to The Ana Grace Project and The Artists Collective.  We would love to see Klingberg well represented at this concert.

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Saturday, December 6th-  Ana Grace Project night with the Hartford Wolfpack!
Proceeds from this event will benefit The Ana Grace Project of Klingberg Family Centers!

Tickets are $15 and they will give $5 back per ticket to the AGP!  You can order your ticket from Kate S. at the front desk, Craig Muzzy at Chamberlain School or Danbury Ice Arena.


Sunday December 7th –  Danbury Ice Arena and 26 Days of Kindness will be hosting an ice skating party in honor of Ana Grace Márquez-Greene.

Please join us for an exciting afternoon on the ice!  11-2.  There will be face painting, crafts, raffle prizes & complimentary popcorn, cotton candy & hot cocoa.  “The Ice Cream Guy” will have free ice cream cones from 12-2! Admission is $2 per person at the door (includes skate rental) All proceeds from admission and raffle tickets will benefit The Ana Grace Project. (www.anagraceproject.org)  Hockey players and figure skaters will be on the ice to assist with beginners!

Address: 1 Independence Way, Danbury CT 06810

For more information, Contact Ashley at 26daysofkindnessevent@gmail.com

December 14th-  The First Cathedral of Bloomfield, (2nd service)
This is their Christmas show and they are also going to let us speak about our journey and experience.  Please give me a heads up if you’re coming .

Love Still Wins

IMG_4503I don’t get to put my daughter on the bus. My son doesn’t get to sit next to his best friend.  My husband will never see his baby girl dance in another recital or graduate from college.  Her best friends, some pictured here, still ask why this happened.

Yet our hearts cry out, “LOVE WINS”.

What does LOVE WINS  mean?  It will mean different things to different people.  In our family, “LOVE WINS” is not a boast.  It doesn’t mean everything is okay.  It doesn’t make everything okay.  It is a shout to the world that in the depth of our agony and despair that keeps us broken every single day of the week- we look for the opportunities to promote love, community and connection for every child and family.  It means looking for opportunities to shine a light into a world filled with darkness and despair.

In our family it also means “doing”.   We do not get to choose what happens to us in this life.  All we get to choose are our responses.  In light of the events that tragically took our daughter’s life, we chose to partner with Klingberg Family Centers in an effort to promote love, community and connection for EVERY child and family.  We are thankful for their 100+ years experience working with children and families.  We are thankful to the thousands of people who have joined us in this cry.  We remember and we believe that EVERY life matters.  Every life is important and has potential.

We believe our Partner Schools and Professional Development Initiatives plus our Center for Community and Connection can prevent future tragedies.  We believe that reducing violence will take many forms.  Our focus is on providing HELP, HOPE and INFORMATION.  We will remember Ana. . . and we will help individuals, children and families be healthier, stronger and safer.

Missing you Caramel Princess,

Nelba Marquez-Greene