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Take Advantage of the Arizona State Tax Credit!

December 28, 2016

Did you know that if you file state taxes in Arizona you are eligible to take advantage of the Arizona State Tax Credit program! This means that you can direct your tax dollars to Tu Nidito and support children in our community impacted by serious illness and death. Here’s how it works. Donate up to […]...

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Camp Erin 2016 Highlights

December 16, 2016

Camp Erin 2016 was a wonderful success! Thank you to the campers and their families who put their trust in us on their grief journeys. We are especially grateful for the sponsors and volunteers that came together to ensure that children impacted by the death of someone special had a fun and healing camp experience. […]...

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Pieces of Grief – Support Activity

December 6, 2016

This is an activity that can be done with children of all ages that are dealing with grief related to the death of a loved one. It is great for a group setting or can be completed one on one.   Supplies Needed: Medium Clay Pot Hammer Hot Glue Sharpie Markers Pot Activity: Step One: […]...

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Twenty Ways to Support a Friend who has a Child with a Serious Illness

November 9, 2016

When someone in your life has a child diagnosed with a serious illness, their world is turned upside down. As a friend, you want to find the right things to do to help, however it is not always easy to know what they need. And saying ‘Just call if you need something,’ is not helpful, […]...

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Honoring loved ones with Dia de los Muertos

October 21, 2016

Each year on November 1st and 2nd, the memories of people who have died are celebrated in Mexico, in a national fiesta known as Dia de Los Muertos. It is believed that on this day the souls of the departed make a brief return to this world to share in a feast and to bring […]...

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Color Your Grief

September 28, 2016

This is an activity that can be done with children of all ages that are dealing with grief related to a serious illness or death.     Supplies Needed: 12” Ceramic Tile Different color sharpies Dropper Rubbing Alcohol Tile Activity: Step One: Assign each color an emotion. For example red is angry, pink is frustrating […]...

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Is this Normal?

September 15, 2016

Tu Nidito receives hundreds of referrals each year. Parents, caregivers and community members call, not only to ask questions about services, but to share what their children are going through. One of the most common questions asked is “Is this normal?” Parents want to be reassured that what their child is going through is a […]...

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Tu Nidito Talking Sticks

August 24, 2016

The talking stick is an important part of Tu Nidito. It is a tool used in our support groups to help create a safe space to share thoughts, feelings and manage group participation. It allows everyone the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences, as well as listen to everyone else, without interruption.  Whenever we […]...

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“Where’d You Get That Jersey?” Party!

August 10, 2016

Tu Nidito wants to invite all cyclists to make the most of their El Tour de Tucson experience by participating in Tu Nidito’s Ride for a Child program. Ride for a Child cyclists ride in El Tour de Tucson in honor of a Tu Nidito child whose life has been impacted by the diagnosis of […]...

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Making Noise with Gourds and Grief

July 27, 2016

This is a creative way for kids to express their grief by making noise! To make the Gourd into a Maraca: Supplies Needed: Gourd (any size) Paint Yarn Fine Sand Paper Mod Podge Paper for filling holes in gourd Dried Beans, small rocks or dried peas (for the noise maker!) Drill To Make the Gourd: […]...

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