The Guild has received the following request from Tab Harris of Angel Baby Inc:
Angel Baby is an online, worldwide parent support community for parents and families who loose children, from 4 weeks gestation to 8 years of age.
We have a website: www.ourangelbaby.org, which has a wall of Angels, poems, articles, songs, quotes and much more.
We also have a private community, which members need to sign up for: community.ourangelbaby.org, this part of the community as members blogs, groups, pages, message boards, private chat, main chat, similar to facebook :)
As a community we donate keepsake packs to hospitals. These packs contain a small knitted hat or a small burial gown for stillborn and tiny Angel babies, and the packs also contain one of our keepsake books. These books our community and members fundraised for and printed; these books contain a certificate of life that parents can fill in for their precious child, poems written by members, space for hand and feet ink prints of the child, tips for creating memories with their angel (submitted by our members) a list of other resources and pages for parents to write memories of the pregnancy and child.
The books and the pack are distributed to hospitals, midwives, doctors, nurses, funeral homes free of charge as a gift from us to the new Angel and their families <3
Angel baby is run entirely by volunteers <3
I am emailing you as a new idea has come up: an addition to our Keepsake packs :) To add this however, we do need help and support.
We would love to be able to add a small knitted hat and/or matching booties to our keepsake packs. We would need very small sizes for babies of all gestational ages (probably from around 18 weeks gestation to full term babies).
I wonder if you are in the position to maybe knit us some hats and booties and donate them to us, so we may add them to the packs and give them to hospitals and new Angel families?
Any help you can offer would be a massive help and would be so cherished.
If you would like to assist Angel Baby, please
and we'll put you in touch.