In and around our community.


Below is a list of events, activities and seminars that we are involved in or believe you may find of interest.

May 2022 Events

Pre-Planning - Learn How and Why

May 1, 2022 12:00 PM to Dec 31, 2022 12:00 PM

Learn how to pre-plan and why it is such a good idea.


Call us to schedule a free consultation where we can sit down and answer all your questions. 717-532-4100 or 717-677-8215 


And, find resources on our pre-planning pages https://www.duganfh.com/pre-planning/why-plan-ahead

The Perfect Blend: Coffee, Crafting & Conversation

May 4, 2022 10:00 AM to May 25, 2022 12:00 PM

The Perfect Blend: Coffee, Crafting & Conversation is a unique grief support group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one (recent loss or years ago). The group meets every Wed. morning from 10 a.m. – noon at our Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  Participants bring their own craft projects (or use our supplies) and while they craft, they talk about grief or everything but grief. It’s a unique way to connect with fellow grievers in a positive, healing way. We are seeking to create relationships that extend beyond the group in order to support and sustain us at difficult times in our grief journey. For more information, contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net.  *RSVPs are requested when attending this group so we know how many chairs to set up.  We ask that vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants wear properly worn masks in our facility, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.

Bereaved Spouse Support Group

May 5, 2022 07:00 PM to May 5, 2022 07:00 PM

The grief journey is very difficult, but having the support and encouragement of other grievers who “get it” can help.  Please join us at this new group for widows and widowers of any age.  If you have children, you are welcome to reserve a spot in our children’s activity group that will meet downstairs while the adult group meets upstairs.  We require registration for that since we need to have volunteers on hand to ensure child safety.  And if childcare is needed for infants/toddlers, we’d like to try to help with that too. Just let us know your needs.

As the group grows, we’ll explore dividing into more loss-specific groups like bereaved spouses with school-age children, older adult grievers, etc.  We’d like to explore a daytime option too.  But to get started, please join us so that we can see what the needs of the group are and how best to serve you.  The group will be co-facilitated by a bereaved spouse.  RSVPs are requested to drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net or 717-532-8922.  Both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear masks in our facility, when not actively eating or drinking.

Substance Death Grief Support Group

May 9, 2022 07:00 PM to May 9, 2022 08:30 PM

The Drew Michael Taylor Foundation is collaborating with Leah’s Legacy to offer a grief support group for those who are grieving the death of a loved one due to addiction and other substance-related circumstances.  Meetings are held the second Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at Leah’s Legacy in Greencastle, PA.  RSVPs are required by contacting Mike Straley at MLStraley81@gmail.com or 717-552-8885.  (*Leah’s Legacy is a non-profit founded in loving memory of Leah Straley, who died on Valentine’s Day, 2018 from a fentanyl overdose.  The non-profit, founded by Leah’s parents Mike and Robin Straley, provides necessities, cheer and love to women in a sober living environment.  Learn more at http://www.leahslegacy.net)

GriefKnits Support Group

May 12, 2022 07:00 PM to May 12, 2022 08:30 PM

The GriefKnits Support Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  Knitting has shown positive mental health benefits for grievers. Come and meet others who are grieving the death of a loved one and learn to knit or bring another craft project to work on.  If you’re a griever who already knows how to knit/crochet, bring your current project and gather with us for conversation and fellowship. If you don’t have arts/crafts materials, we have lots of supplies you can use.  We provide the knitting supplies for our new knitters too.  *Due to Covid restrictions, RSVPs are necessary to attend this group (email us at drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net).  Properly worn masks are requested when not eating/drinking, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so. We will try to socially distance as much as possible within our facility to maintain safety for group participants.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Healing Together Support Group

May 19, 2022 07:00 PM to May 19, 2022 08:30 PM

The Healing Together Support Group meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  This education/discussion-based group is for any adults who are grieving the death of a loved one.  *Due to Covid restrictions, RSVPs are requested when attending this group so we know how many chairs to set up (email us at drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net).  We request that vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants wear masks in our facility, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.

Bereaved Parents Support Group

May 24, 2022 07:00 PM to May 24, 2022 08:30 PM

The Bereaved Parents Support Group meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.(*although in November, we’re moving to the 4th Tues. to avoid  conflicting with Thanksgiving) for parents/guardians who are grieving the death of a child of any age -infant through adult.  This group meets at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA.  RSVPs are requested when attending this group so we know how many chairs to set up (email us at drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net).  Properly worn masks are requested for vaccinated and non-vaccinated participants, unless a medical condition prevents you from doing so.

June 2022 Events

Blue Butterfly Ball

Jun 4, 2022 06:00 PM to Jun 4, 2022 09:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE!  Many people are familiar with Daddy/Daughter dances or Mother/Daughter teas, but since relationship-specific events can be major grief triggers for grieving families,  we want to offer a different event, one where grieving families of all shapes and sizes are welcomed.  So, here it is!  The 3rd annual Blue Butterfly Ball will take place on Sat. June 4, 2022, from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage Restored, Newburg, PA.  This is an event for all grieving families (like a family prom!) where you can dress up as fancy as you want to, get crafty at our crown/tiara-making station, enjoy family-friendly food and dance the night away.  Contact the DMTF at 717-532-8922 or drewmichaeltaylor@pa.net for ticket information.  Special thanks to Mark & Karlen Williams at Heritage Restored for making this event possible.  *More details will be coming as we get closer to the event date.

A Path To Peace – Workshop for Grieving Youth

Jun 7, 2022 06:00 PM to Jun 7, 2022 08:00 PM

This in-person workshop, which will take place at the new Drew’s Hope Grief Center (946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg) on Tues., June 7 from 6-8 p.m., is recommended for grieving youth, ages 11 – 18.  It utilizes video clips from Disney Pixar’s animated movie, “Up,” as a springboard for discussion about difficult grief emotions. Participants will explore healthy ways to process these emotions and create finger labyrinths to take home for personal use.  Pre-registration is required for this workshop by emailing Bethany at bethanydmtf@gmail.com. We prefer RSVPs at least one week prior to the workshop.

Invisible String children’s grief workshop

Jun 14, 2022 06:00 PM to Jun 14, 2022 08:00 PM

Grieving children are invited to join us at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, as we read the story of The Invisible String by Patrice Karst. Using a piece of invisible string as a euphemism for love, this story helps to show that you’re never truly alone, even when your loved one isn’t physically present. To register contact Bethany at bethanydmtf@gmail.com by June 10.

GriefReads Book Discussion – adult session

Jun 15, 2022 07:00 PM to Jun 15, 2022 08:30 PM
Grievers and non-grievers are invited to join us at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, to discuss the enchanting novel, Secret of Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange. While the recommended reading level for this book is ages 8-12, it is an incredibly insightful book for adults too. Our facilitators have read it multiple times and are struck by the power of this tale.
The event is free but space is limited. RSVP to Bethany at bethanydmtf@gmail.com or leave a message at (717) 532-8922 by June 10 if you’re interested in attending. Please leave your name, contact info. and what session you would like to attend.

GriefReads Book Discussion group – adult session

Jun 16, 2022 10:00 AM to Jun 16, 2022 11:30 AM

Grievers and non-grievers are invited to join us at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, to discuss the enchanting novel, Secret of Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange. While the recommended reading level for this book is ages 8-12, it is an incredibly insightful book for adults too. Our facilitators have read it multiple times and are struck by the power of this tale.
The event is free but space is limited. RSVP to Bethany at bethanydmtf@gmail.com or leave a message at (717) 532-8922 by June 10 if you’re interested in attending. Please leave your name, contact info. and what session you would like to attend.

GriefReads Book Discussion Group – family session

Jun 20, 2022 07:00 PM to Jun 20, 2022 08:00 PM

Grievers and non-grievers are invited to join us at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, to discuss the enchanting novel, Secret of Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange. While the recommended reading level for this book is ages 8-12, it is an incredibly insightful book for adults too. Our facilitators have read it multiple times and are struck by the power of this tale.
The event is free but space is limited. RSVP to Bethany at bethanydmtf@gmail.com or leave a message at (717) 532-8922 by June 10 if you’re interested in attending. Please leave your name, contact info. and what session you would like to attend.

GriefReads Book Discussion Group – family session

Jun 24, 2022 10:00 AM to Jun 24, 2022 11:00 AM

Grievers and non-grievers are invited to join us at the Drew’s Hope Grief Center, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, to discuss the enchanting novel, Secret of Nightingale Wood, by Lucy Strange. While the recommended reading level for this book is ages 8-12, it is an incredibly insightful book for adults too. Our facilitators have read it multiple times and are struck by the power of this tale.
The event is free but space is limited. RSVP to Bethany at bethanydmtf@gmail.com or leave a message at (717) 532-8922 by June 10 if you’re interested in attending. Please leave your name, contact info. and what session you would like to attend.

August 2022 Events

Tee Off For Drew Golf Tournament

Aug 1, 2022 08:30 AM to Aug 1, 2022 12:00 PM

The Tee Off for Drew golf tournament to benefit the Drew Michael Taylor Foundation takes place the first Monday in August each year at the Chambersburg Country Club in Chambersburg, PA.  This year’s date is Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.  The four person scramble event begins at 8:30 a.m. and consists of donuts/coffee, cart snacks/beverages, and a lunch following the round.  The cost is $90 per golfer.  We extend a special thanks to Kyner’s Auto Sales in Chambersburg for sponsoring this event.

Print out a registration form and mail it with your check to DMTF, 946 Ashton Dr., Shippensburg, PA 17257.  If you prefer to pay by credit card, contact the DMTF and they’ll guide you through the the Paypal process.  This event sells out each year, so submit your registration ASAP!