We started as a small group of friends who got together randomly for lunch for the simple purpose of catching up and sharing some good food! That's when we first heard the story of the "9 Nanas" (click here to read their story). These ladies did good in the world with what they had--MaMaw Ruth's amazing southern pound cake recipe! A light went on, so to speak, in one of our friend's head and in her heart. She knew we could make a difference in our community, too! We started out quietly leaving groceries on the door steps of grieving families. From there, we developed the "Wee Care" Grocery program, the Angel Gown program, the Remembrance Ornament, and the ideas continue to come! So here we are now--a group of friends and mothers with tender hearts and willing hands, pooling together our resources doing good things and sharing a little bit of light to grieving families in our community. We are 100% volunteer. We have no paid staff. We have no assets. Our programs are 100% supported by donations and fundraising. Our activities are carried out 100% by volunteers. Every penny we receive is spent supporting grieving families.
We are an Oregon non-profit charity with IRS 501(c)3 charitable status. Our mission to serve families who unexpectedly and suddenly lose a minor child, or child who loses a custodial parent.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Roberta Gruber, Founder/Chair, Program Director at Oregon Farm Bureau
mom of two
Angie Eller, Vice-Chair, mom of five (one angel baby)
Rachelle Ross, Secretary/Treasure, mom of two
Kathryn Lounsbury, Marketing & Website Manager, Office Specialist, Liberty Elementary School
mom of seven
Gerrie Thomas, Angel Gown Program Manager, Retired Business Owner
Mom of four (one angel baby)
Christina Abbott, Fundraising and Marketing, mom of three
Ann Papworth, Marketing, Fundraising. Retired. mom of seven