We hold fundraising events to support these programs:
"WEE CARE" PACKAGES
In the midst of tragedy, the last thing on a parent's mind is grocery shopping; even that simple task may feel overwhelming. Just knowing there is bread, milk, cereal, and toilet paper in the house goes along way toward peace. We can help with that. A "Wee Care" grocery delivery is like a night light shining a ray of light into a dark space.
One "Wee Care" delivery contains milk, bread, eggs, butter, cheese, cereal, fruit, dinner items, cookies, toilet paper, toothpaste, as well as diapers and infant formula when needed. The Wee Care groceries are personally delivered to the grieving family by one of our volunteers each week for a minimum of four weeks, or as long as it's sponsored.
ANGEL GOWNS - DONATE YOUR WEDDING DRESS!
We receive donated wedding dresses from compassionate women in our community and we transform them into infant burial/cremation gowns, known as "Angel Gowns." We donate these handmade Angel Gowns to Johnson Funeral Home in Salem, as well as to Salem Hospital and Legacy Silverton Medical Center. If you'd like to donate your wedding dress, please send an email to Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send us a note through Facebook messenger from our Facebook page. And of course, you may call us (971) 701-9512.
If you'd like to mail your wedding dress to us: WVCC, PO Box 3883, Salem, Oregon 97302.
It may take a little bit of time, but once your gown is transformed into Angel Gowns we then post pictures on our Facebook page so you can see what your beautiful dress has become!
Holidays are some of the hardest days to endure for families who have lost a baby or child. In the first holiday season following a family's loss, we gift them with a beautiful Willow Tree holiday ornament ("Angel of Hope") that bears the name of their loved one and the name of the family of our community who sponsored the ornament for them. This simply conveys "we remember your heartache, and we care."
When a family experiences an infant loss, we like to contribute toward the cost of burial through Johnson Funeral Home in Salem to ease the family's burden. Whether we contribute or not depends on our available resources at the time of need. When we have available resources, we give.
CUDDLE COT CAMPAIGN
Occassionally, we fundraise to purchase Cuddle Cots for local hospitals. Cuddle Cots are medical devices that act as an air conditioned bassinet to allow grieving parents more time to spend with their baby. A Cuddle Cot allows baby to stay in the hospital room with parents instead of having to be transported back and forth to the hospital's morgue. Sometimes, smaller hospitals have no morgue and baby must be placed in an unsympathetic cooler somewhere in the hospital. We believe parents in this situation want to spend every moment they can holding and loving their son or daughter as it's incredibly difficult to say "hello" and "good bye" in a single breath. A Cuddle Cot gives that gift of TIME to families allowing memories to be created and closure to happen.