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 because 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 free "Wee Care" grocery delivery is like a night light shining into a dark space.
One "Wee Care" delivery contains basic grocery items, such as: milk, bread, eggs, butter, cheese, cereal, fruit, dinner items, cookies, toilet paper, toothpaste, and diapers and infant formula when needed. The free Wee Care groceries are personally delivered to the grieving family by our incredible volunteers each week for a minimum of four weeks, or as long as it's sponsored.
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. As of 2018, we have over 100 wedding gowns in the process of being transformed and so we’re afraid we’re unable to accept additional wedding gowns at this time. We thank the incredibly compassionate women who have donated to us thus far and have filled our storage room to its capacity!
The holidays are some of the hardest days to get through 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 in our community who sponsored the ornament. This simply conveys "we remember your heartache, and we care." We hope this beautiful ornament is cherished for years to come and brings a bright spot to the holiday season.
When a family experiences an infant loss, we like to contribute toward the cost of cremation or burial through Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Our ability to contribute depends on our available resources at the time of request. When we have available resources, we freely give.