We Support Long Island's Grieving Children and Families

The mission of the R.L. Sweeney Memorial Fund is to raise funds for bereavement programs to support grieving families on Long Island. The R.L. Sweeney Memorial Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501c(3)


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What we do

We help children and families through the grieving process when they lose a family member. The loss of a family member is a very tragic event in a person’s life. In 2002, Bob Sweeney, a wonderful husband, father and dear friend to so many, lost his life to cancer, leaving behind three young children.

Mr. Sweeney was on hospice care when he passed away. From the outcome of this tragedy, the R. L. Sweeney Memorial Fund joined forces together with the Bereavement Department at Good Shepherd Hospice and Bob Sweeney’s Camp H.O.P.E. was created.

We have helped hundreds of families through the grieving process.

Experience has taught us that people coming together to share their thoughts and emotions in a safe environment are crucial to the mourning process.

Summer Camp

Through the talents of Good Shepherd Hospice, Bob Sweeney’s Camp H.O.P.E. is professionally staffed and offers grieving kids and an accompanying caregiver the opportunity to share their feelings in a safe, fun and healthy environment.