Happy Thanksgiving

As we’re nearing our nations Day of Thanks, we wanted to show our gratitude to those that have supported us throughout the year. We are sending out a big thank you to everyone who has been part of the Solace Tree family by attending sessions, volunteering, and donating supplies or funds. We look forward to … Read more

Happy Independence Day!

The Fourth of July is the biggest holiday of the summer. It is often filled with BBQ’s, Fireworks, Family Trips and Gatherings. While most of us will enjoy spending time with loved ones and eating our fill of summer foods some of us may be dealing with a memory of someone who has recently passed. … Read more

Father’s Day

For many of us our dads were our very first heroes. They taught us how to fix things, camp, fish, cook over a fire, play sports, and so much more. They may have taken us on adventures to new an interesting places far away or just in our back yard. But for some Father’s Day can … Read more


We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, we invite you to celebrate generosity and to give to your favorite charities and organizations. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, … Read more

Wear Blue for Child & Teen Grief Awareness Day – Thursday, November 20

Nevada State Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed Nov. 20, 2014 as Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day. In honor of Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day, The Solace Tree is holding a fun, family event at The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows William N. Pennington Facility on Thursday, Nov. 20. Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day is designed to help society become more aware of the needs of grieving children and teens, and the benefits they obtain from the support of others. Observed on the Thursday before Thanksgiving each year, Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day is intentionally set in the holiday season, often a particularly difficult time for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

“It’s a day focused on remembering the children and teens all around us who have experienced the death of a loved one,” explains Emilio Parga, executive director of The Solace Tree. “Families often feel more alone during the holidays and this a reminder to reach out to them and let them know they haven’t been forgotten.”

In commemoration of Child and Teen Grief Awareness Day, individuals are asked to wear blue on Thursday, Nov. 20. That day, The Solace Tree is holding a celebration at The Boys & Girls Club including carnival games from Circus Circus, food from Port of Subs, music provided by Wild 102.9FM, arts and crafts, free fingerprinting from New York Life and more. Mostly, they’ll be celebrating the people, businesses and groups that participate in Child and Teen Grief Awareness

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Parga to Speak at National Conference for Elementary School Leaders

The Solace Tree’s executive director, Emilio Parga, is scheduled to speak at the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 2014 National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, July 12. The Conference attracts the most dynamic leaders in the education field—principles, superintendents, teachers and decision-makers—from around the country to learn about best practices in their … Read more