We are happy to be able to provide you with another scholarship and offer of support to your grieving students.Through this site, you will be able to find the Scholarship form to pass along to your high school seniors who have lost a parent/guardian, as well as information for grief support for the students as well as their parent. Please feel free to pass along any of this information to those who may need it. You are our gateway to reaching the people who need this information, and we so appreciate your support! 


Losing a spouse/partner is one of the most difficult experiences life can bring - and it can be further challenging when faced with raising a family alone. We not only want to provide a way to make the financial burden of college just a little easier for your child, but we also want to provide the most beneficial peer support for you as well. Soaring Spirits International is an organization that offers diverse programs to connect widowed people around the world. They provide online and in-person opportunities for finding peer support. Access their programs from the comfort of your own home, or meet up with widows and widowers near you in person through our local Soaring Spirits Regional Group in the Buffalo, NY area (link is on our home page). Every Soaring Spirits program is inclusive, secular and life affirming. You can find their link on our Home page or go to

The Matthew R. Row Scholarship Foundation offers a paid registration for Camp Widow® every year (a $400 value) to a local widowed person. If you are interested in this offer or have any questions, please either call Andrea Row-Oddo at (716) 395-3465 or email her at She has attended Camp Widow every year since Soaring Spirits' inception in 2009 and can answer any questions you might have.

Andrea is the Regional Group Leader for the Soaring Spirits Regional Group in the Buffalo area - because she knows that connecting with those who truly understand brings the greatest comfort. We meet twice a month for in-person support.


Please contact Andrea at 716-395-3465 with any questions, and/or if you are interested in booking a Reiki session with her. 


We have several opportunities for volunteers to help with our foundation. We are always looking for help finding more sponsors, baskets to raffle off or other items that can be auctioned if you're able to help in that way. Donations of any kind are always appreciated! 

If you're interested in volunteering or have any new items to donate, please call Andy Armitage (Co-Founder & Treasurer) at (716) 896-6600. 

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