In honor of Rick Thorpe who had passed away in the events of 9/11 Rick's Place was opened. The non-profit organization provides support to grieving children and their families who have lost a loved one. In association with Rick's Place, The Garden is located in Northampton, MA providing the same bereavement support to young kids, ages 5 to 18.
"Our number one goal is to give kids a safe place so they can meet one another and they can make things that help them remember the person who has died while learning new coping skills and new ways to express themselves." - Shelly Bathe Lenn