"The Butterfly Bag project has been something we have wanted to do for a long time," Patton said. "It may be some time before we have concrete statistics, we're just now gathering information about the initial launch but I feel like it's been a great success."
The aptly-titled Butterfly Bag program provides children – and their parents – with a variety of materials to help cope after the loss of a loved one.
The project's name signifies both the emblem on the bag itself, and the butterfly's symbolic representation as an instrument of change.
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