Heartland Hospice serving Northeast Indiana and the ProMedica Hospice Memorial Fund recently donated $1,000 worth of books to Erin’s House for Grieving Children. Erin’s House provides support for children, teens and families who have experienced a death. Kathryn McLaughlin, a grief counselor and school liaison for Erin’s House, explained the books are used in “Grief Backpacks” that will be distributed across the area to local schools. These backpacks help provide support through age-appropriate books to children of all ages dealing with the grief of a loved one. According to Kathryn, it was the most perfect time for this donation to come through. Now that Erin’s House does not have the extra cost of books for their school program, they were able to spend their funds on snacks, goodies and other materials for children that will help enrich the grief program.