I'm sure you all know Holly from Caring for Carleigh. If you don't, you can check out her spotlight on Honoring Our Angels. Holly has a goal to raise $2000 to go toward Sufficient Grace Ministries. She has blogged all about it if you want to read more about why. She is currently accepting donation items to auction off to meet that goal. The auction will take place on April 6-8th on her Caring for Carleigh facebook page. You won't want to miss it. If you have anything to donate for the auction or if you'd like to make a monetary donation you can do that from Holly's blog.
Here's a little bit of information about Sufficient Grace Ministries taken from their website so you can know the great cause that the donations will be going towards....
Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women, a 501 (c ) 3 non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization, was founded in 2004 by Kelly Gerken with the purpose of reaching out to women and families to offer comfort, encouragement and hope. The Dreams of You division of this ministry was created specifically to provide comfort to women and families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.
Kelly has experienced the loss of twin daughters (Faith and Grace) at 26 weeks and the loss of an infant son, (Thomas)who died shortly after birth from Potter's Syndrome. From her own family's journey of grief and healing, Kelly has created the Dreams of You Memory Book and other beautiful support materials to help families form a precious memory for their babies who leave this earth too soon.
You can read more about Kelly's story of Faith, Grace and Thomas from the Sufficient Grace Ministries website and click on Our Story.
Below are some the the gifts that they offer bereaved parents.
Dreams of You Memory Book By Kelly Gerken
The Dreams of You Memory Book was created for mothers and families who have lost a baby. This book comes in an 8 by 11 ½ inch hardcover, antique leather bound-look binder format so it is easy to add or change the book to match a parent's unique beliefs, tastes, and wishes. It includes places for parents to journal the dreams they had for their baby, their journey of loss and healing, letters to baby, pages to record the baby's statistics, memorial service, baptism, footprints, mementos, etc. Also included are inspirational poems and comforting scripture from the Bible, as well as the author's personal story of loss, grief, hope and healing.
These beautiful, cream-colored, soft fleece Comfort Bears were created by Kathy Rutter in 2005 for grieving mothers to have something to hold to ease the ache of empty arms. Kathy created each one with a grandmother's love and prayers. After a valiant battle with cancer, Kathy went home to heaven in October of 2006. Today her legacy continues as the Helping Hands Ministry gathers to sew the bears, sending a grandmother's love and prayers along with each one.
We now offer beautiful satin burial gowns for the precious babies who leave this earth too soon. Sizes range from a baby 12 inches to a full-term newborn size. The back of the gowns are open for easy dressing and the sleeves and bonnets gather with a tie to help ensure the perfect fit. The gowns are also excellent to have at the hospital for precious photograph keepsakes of baby and family.