Kimbery Schlapman And Husband Create 'The Dogwood Project'
January 17, 2013 at 8:04 AM (PT)
KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN of the CAPITOL NASHVILLE group LITTLE BIG TOWN and her husband STEPHEN have created the DOGWOOD PROJECT, a non-profit organization designed to carry on the legacy of STEPHEN's last brother who was killed by a drunk driver.
"The DOGWOOD PROJECT will help kids who lose a close relative as they go through the grieving process," explains SCHLAPMAN. "We will send the youngest children a teddy bear, we will send girls 5-12 a flower arrangement and we will send boys 5-12 a young DOGWOOD tree. If we can secure the contributions, we will also send the children a small shovel to help them plant the flowers/tree with an adult as a way for conversation to begin."
As of now, the DOGWOOD PROJECT will focus on Middle TENNESSEE, with hopes to expand outreach with growth.
"Ultimately, we hope to expand beyond the initial expression of love and support to help ensure that each and every child has access to grief counseling so that they can learn how to envision and create a future without this person they so loved," said STEPHEN.
To learn more about the DOGWOOD PROJECT, or make a charitable, tax-deductible donation, visit www.thedogwoodproject.org.
For more information on LITTLE BIG TOWN, visit www.littlebigtown.com.