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Three Little Birds Perinatal has the ability to help so many Rainbow families because of amazing volunteers, like our own Desiree Miller. Desiree and her business partner, Stacy, own and operate Image is Everything Studios in Swedesboro, NJ. They are always willing to use their studio space, as well as donate their time, for anything we may need. So many Palliative Care families have benefited from complimentary Maternity portrait sessions and belly castings. Even more recently, the families we've helped have begun returning to the studio for complimentary Rainbow Maternity portrait sessions, all in an effort to honor our families after their losses. Desiree has an ability to communicate the emotion in your photos with wanting to incorporate your child that can't be here, to the child now on the way. It is something so many people love about her images when working with Three Little Birds and our Palliative Care program!
And thank goodness for Stacy; her willingness to help out whenever needed and always ready to be our videographer for Three Little Birds filming/interviews. She's also volunteered countless hours creating items for our support boxes, sewing heating pads for post-partum moms and being that extra hand for belly casting.
We really do not know what we would do without Image is Everything Studios and just wanted to take a moment to thank them from the bottom of our heart!
As always, all families receiving Palliative Care services through TLB will always receive a maternity session at absolutely no charge, either through Image is Everything Studios or another local photographer (on the off chance they are not available in an emergent situation.
For returning Rainbow Baby Families, Image is Everything Studios is kind enough to offer a complimentary session with 5 digital images and 25% off of any additional purchases. If you would also like Image is Everything to also do your newborn session, the session fee will also be complimentary to existing TLB families only, but no images will be included. All TLB families will be offered a 25% discount from normal pricing! *One offer per qualifying family
Thank you Image is Everything Studios, both Desiree and Stacy! You never cease to amaze us with your generosity and beautiful work! www.imageiseverythingstudios.com
Three Little Birds is excited to announce our newest Program Sponsor, Wondertime, LLC. Located at the Float Haven Spa in Pitman, NJ, owner Glenda Barachko is an ARDMS Registered Sonographer with Obstetrical/Gynecological Ultrasound Specialty. She has more than 10 years experience in Ultrasound with the last four of those years entirely specializing in Obstetrical and Womens’ Health.
Wondertime is passionate about maternal health and family bonding. To support families who receive earth-shattering and unexpected life-limiting or uncertain fetal diagnoses, Wondertime provides our palliative care families with a free 4D ultrasound. This gift allows for the entire family (up to 12 people) attend the ultrasound and meet and love their much loved family member. We are so grateful for their support of families who choose to carry to term and celebrate their baby's life, no matter how brief!
Additionally, Wondertime has offered Three Little Birds families who are experiencing Rainbow pregnancies (pregnancies after loss) with a deep discount on their Ultimate Package ($300 Value) Families are given an extra layer of support in their pregnancy with three scans for only $200! This offer is only available to Three Little Birds registered families and only one package per family is offered.
"It is important to me that families feel supported through every pregnancy, regardless of outcome. My passion supporting all families through this journey is why Wondertime has been successful" says owner Glenda Barachko. "Being able to help families bond with their children through palliative care and celebrating families pregnant after loss is a special way to give back and we are proud to be apart of this community."
Watch our video to learn more! For more information on Wondertime visit their website and Facebook page.
Three Little Birds is creating a nest for families suffering from the unimaginable loss of a pregnancy or baby. The services and programs developed by Three Little Birds are based on the personal experience of founders, Brent & Kristen Samuelson. In their healing journey, they were appalled by the lack of resources provided to them by their hospital and overwhelmed by the amount of support found online and in the local community. After meeting Now I Lay Me Down the Sleep Affiliated Volunteer Photographer, Desiree Miller, the trio founded Three Little Birds Perinatal & Palliative Care Advocacy & Support Center. After two years of research, bedside advocacy, memory making and administrative development, we are ready to expand our nest and involve the generous and supportive local community to assist us in developing events, fundraisers and gatherings for families to meet, connect and heal together.
Just as the African proverb says, “It takes a village to raise a child”. The same is true for a baby who does not live. The family unknowingly needs a village to help them guide the weeks, months and anniversaries that follow after they leave the hospital empty armed and broken hearted. Many people, not knowing how to approach or comfort the family tell them…”If you need anything, please let me know!” “Let us know how we can help!”. But the truth is, life is so incredibly overwhelming, families do not know what they need or even how to ask for it. This leaves everyone feeling helpless and unsure of how to help or what to say.
Three Little Birds is developing comprehensive services to not only assist families bedside, but to educate medical staff of how they can effectively communicate with staff and empower themselves in caring for families through these difficult decisions and memories. We are just one small group of many doing similar work, but what makes Three Little Birds different is we provide full support immediately and long term. While we are focused on the Delaware Valley region, our outreach is growing. We are dedicated to remaining a community based volunteer support for families and thrive with our community connections, sponsorships and partnerships! We invite you to explore the sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available to you this year!.
In 2018, Three Little Birds is planning to host two major fundraisers, one family night and one appreciation gathering.. The financial support gained from these sponsorships will help facilitate the event and the remainder will go towards the specific program or service we are looking to develop. Since this is our first year planning major fundraising events, we are working to establish long-term sponsorships and connections that will carry us into the future and establish annual events. Below we have provided summaries of the events we are looking to host and how you may be able to help. Our event sponsorship package offers several mutual benefits in promotion, advertising in addition to tax incentives.
Pregnancy and Infant loss effects 1 in every 4 families!!! Our outreach and services can help more families with your help #shatterthestigma of these tragedies socially in our community and globally. Families will see your company’s name and logo throughout our events and know they are supported by the local businesses and service providers in their own community! Additionally, it will provide your business with an opportunity to give back to an underserved community that needs support.
Please consider partnering with us as an Event Sponsor or as a Program Sponsor. Details of the opportunities available to you, along with suggestions on how you can also fundraise internally within your business are provided in our Sponsorship Package! We are also open to all fundraising ideas and opportunities you may have as well! We have also provided a listing of fundraisers help by our volunteers as well! Please contact us for an official Community Sponsorship Package to get started!
Kristen Samuelson, SBD, Founder & Director