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Philadelphia-Area Organizations Team Up To Help Children Who Lost Their Mothers

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS) – Mother’s Day 2011 has passed, but for the children who have lost their mothers, it’s a pain they live with every day.

A local organization teamed up with an area hotel to give these children an opportunity to remember their mother.

Embassy Suites Valley Forge General Manager Paul Farnell is first and foremost a husband and father.

“It’s an unimaginable thing to not have a mother. It’s just our way of recognizing how important mothers are to the family.”

The children will take part in planting a memorial garden with help from the bereavement organization, “Mommy’s Light Lives On,” that includes fresh herbs and flowers that the hotel will put to good use.

“The chef can go in daily and we also use the flowers and planting on our tables and in our lobby. The guests really enjoy it because they get a chance to see weekly the plants growing!”

Farnell says all children who lost a mom are welcome on Saturday, May 21st from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. You do not have to preregister.

Reported by Michelle Durham, KYW Newsradio

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