Why Support COJ?

Your donation supports grieving children, teens, adults, and families in our community.  With your support, Companions on a Journey can provide a safe space to process feelings of grief and loss, connect with a caring community of peers, and strengthen critical wellness and resiliency skills.  While keeping their loved ones close at heart, we help bereaved individuals and families find balance as they create their new normal.

All of our services and programs are provided at no cost to the participant.  Your generous donations support the bereaved in many ways:

  • Sending a crisis support team to schools experiencing the tragic loss of a student or staff member.
  • Providing a listening ear to mothers and couples experiencing a miscarriage or the tragic loss of an infant.
  • Planning Pathway to Healing events where bereaved families come together to honor loved ones and experience connection and healing.
  • Purchasing art supplies, donuts, and pizza lunches for our school-based grief groups, where children and teens are able to express and process their grief in creative, supportive ways.
  • Organizing social outings and monthly support for widows and widowers of all ages.
  • Providing hope and healing to those who’ve lost a loved one to suicide.
  • Hosting open grief support groups for those grieving the loss of a parent, friend, child, or other close loved one.
  • Supporting the development of curriculum materials for COJ’s educational grief trainings held throughout Greater Cincinnati and beyond which provide clergy, business owners, caretakers, funeral homes, and everyday citizens with tools to better support one another through the grief process.

These are just a few of the ways in which your dollars are transformed into love for the bereaved through Companions on a Journey!  Please consider a tax-deductible gift today to help us ensure that no one grieves alone!

Make a Personal Gift

Give through our secure website, Mighty Cause, as a one-time gift to Companions on a Journey, or to set up a monthly recurring donation.

Or, make checks payable to: Companions on a Journey, 8857 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite #002, West Chester, OH 45069

Be a Corporate Partner or Event Sponsor

Corporate Partnerships ensure COJ fulfills its mission to the bereaved. An annual partnership between COJ and a corporation includes event recognition and additional benefits such as immediate crisis support for an employee death, trainings, and bereavement assistance.

Event Sponsorships are event specific and provide company recognition at one or more of COJ’s signature events. Several annual events present sponsorship opportunities such as the summer Golf Outing and the fall Breakfast Fundraiser. As an event sponsor, a corporation meets individuals who participate in our direct programming and gains the ability to reach hundreds of individuals through our marketing and social media presence.

Please contact shayna@companionsonajourney.org for more information.

Plan Your Gift Ahead

Donate stocks, bonds, or funds in honor of your loved one. Also, check with your company–many have corporate matching programs!

Leave a Legacy with a Planned Gift

Donate a gift of stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to Companions on a Journey and make a lasting impact.  Contact Tracey Nugent at 513-870-9108 or tracey@companionsonajourney for details on processing your gift with our financial partner, Bill Lendl of Raymond James.

Corporate Matching

Many employers will match your personal charitable contributions.  It’s an easy way to double the impact of your donation!  Check with your employer or contact us at 513-870-9108 and we can assist you in coordinating a corporate match gift.

 

Honor a Loved One

A gift to Companions on a Journey is a wonderful way to honor and celebrate a special person or occasion like an anniversary, birthday, or other significant moments.  If you’d like us to send a notification of your gift to someone, please provide their name and address and we will send an acknowledgment letter stating that a gift was made in their honor/memory.

 

 

Create a Personal Fundraiser

Personal fundraisers are an easy and fun way to raise money to support Companions on a Journey! There are two platforms that you can use:

Mighty Cause

Select “Fundraise” and you will be prompted to create your own fundraising page.  Customize your fundraising page to your heart’s content and share it with your friends, family, and networks to raise funds to support Companions on a Journey.

Facebook

Creating a fundraiser for Companions on a Journey Grief Support on Facebook is a wonderful way to honor and celebrate a special person or occasion like an anniversary, birthday, or other significant moments. Share it with your supporters and encourage them to help you raise money!

Every Little Bit Helps!

Gift cards, supplies, etc.

Donate Supplies & Gift Cards

We have a need to continually replenish the variety of supplies used for everyday needs and for support programs. Items purchased from our Amazon Wish List can be sent directly to Companions on a Journey!

We also accept gift cards to help support the purchase of supplies for our grief support programs.  Gift cards can be mailed to the Companions on a Journey Grief Support, 8857 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite #002, West Chester, OH 45069

Our recipients especially love gift cards from Amazon, Walmart, Costco, Office Depot, Staples, Michaels, and Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Support Us While You Shop

Amazon Smile: Use amazon.smile.com when you shop on Amazon!  Select Companions on a Journey as your charity of choice for your Amazon Smile account and a percentage of your purchases will help support COJ. If you prefer to shop using the Amazon App, you can set up your AmazonSmile charity of choice in the app settings.

Kroger Rewards: Visit kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards and log in into your Kroger digital account. From there, select Companions on a Journey (organization code BTS569) to receive Kroger’s Community Rewards. Transactions using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program at no cost to you!  Kroger then donates quarterly to participating organizations, including COJ!

For further information on supporting COJ, please contact us at 513-870-9108.

Companions on a Journey’s EIN 77-0675357.