We feel this will be a wonderful way to honor their loved ones while also helping lend support as a 'community' in the virtual world we live in.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Sanctri (Sanctri.com) announced today a partnership with the National Students of AMF Support Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting college students who are grieving the illness or death of a loved one. Sanctri will serve as a resource for the organization itself and the 3,000 plus students it represents in Actively Moving Forward.
“National Students of AMF is excited to partner with Sanctri to provide a positive and inspiring new way to connect students and friends as they create memorials for their loved ones through this great new Facebook app,” says Kiri Thompson, Director of Programming for AMF. “We feel this will be a wonderful way to honor their loved ones while also helping lend support as a "community" in the virtual world we live in.”
1 out of every 3 college students is dealing with the illness or death of a loved one. AMF has made it their mission to spread the word about this “silent epidemic” and the needs of grieving college students, through happenings like the National College Student Grief Awareness Day on April 23rd. Sanctri signed on as an Awareness Advocate for the event, and from there the partnership took root.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with AMF and bring Sanctri to the college campus,” says Joanna Wexler, head of strategic partnerships for Sanctri. “These students are online more often than they’re offline. It makes sense that they should have a social platform to grieve together and remember those they’ve lost.”
Sanctri created a special National Students of AMF community within the app for members from campus chapters nationwide to join. Students can then create Sancti online memorials for who they’ve lost, and add them to the community for everyone to remember.
Being a registered 501c3, AMF was also added to Sanctri’s charity database to be available for in-app donations. “Students can create a memorial and then select AMF as one of the three non-profits to donate to in [that person’s] memory. The ability to further a cause like this in honor of someone you loved is unparalleled,” says Wexler. “Donating in memory – easily, online - is a powerful thing. It’s wonderful to bring that to our relationship with AMF.”
About The National Students of AMF Support Network
The National Students of AMF Support Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one. The organization accomplishes its mission by creating Students of AMF Campus Chapters on college campuses nationwide. The chapters connect and empower grieving college students to support one another through peer-led grief support groups as well as participate in community service events in memory of deceased loved ones, and raise awareness about the needs of grieving college students.
For more information about National Students of AMF, please visit: http://www.studentsofamf.org or contact Kiri Thompson - Director of Programming at kiri(at)studentsofamf(dot)org.
About Sanctri (http://www.sanctri.com)
Sanctri is an app that gives the world a better way to deal with death on Facebook. Every year more than 4 million Facebook users will pass away, leaving their pages silenced and frozen in time. Sanctri is a place for friends and family to remember a life that was – and honor the relationship that still is. Anyone can create a Sanctri, and then collaborate in contributing thoughts, memories, photos and more. Users can also donate directly through the app to over 8000 charities, in memory. Sanctri has been recognized as an innovator by major news organizations and has forged partnerships with leading non-profit organizations. It is a community to receive guidance and support, and a better way to memorialize on Facebook.
For information, visit Sanctri.com, email: info(at)Sanctri(dot)com, or call 212.203.6176.