Programs We Offer
In 2017, Three Little Birds was gifted more than 120 angel gowns in various sizes, including small pocket wraps to fit the earliest of losses! We are happy to donate a gown or wrap to any family requesting one to bury their baby with these beautiful, heirloom garments. A future fundraiser has been planned to collect more gowns to be donated to this volunteer organization and support them in their efforts.
Perinatal Loss Boxes
We have found that most items currently provided to families in the hospital are often generic and lack personalization. Since validation is vital to the healing of families, we provide personalized memory boxes for families. Items in our boxes can include a personalized journal and box, handmade blanket, Forget-Me-Not seeds, lavender soap to promote sleep and relaxation, and several other validating keepsake items for mom and dad. A resource packet is also provided with information and suggestions for families on how to empower themselves in their grief and loss.
Three Little Birds offers smaller, but still very healing, packages for families suffering the loss of a baby through miscarriage and who may have not been given the opportunity to make memories with their baby. These boxes are a very popular item in our Etsy store, to which we have received a lot of wonderful feedback!
Through the efforts of our talented volunteers such as Image is Everything Studios, Mr B Photography, as well as photographers from NILMDTS, and the others in training, we are able to provide a variety of portrait services to our families. We're currently offering sessions such as Maternity Portraits for Palliative Care families, Rainbow Maternity Sessions and Infant Remembrance Portraiture.
In an effort to gather moms and dads together and create something beautiful for their home or yard in remembrance of their baby(ies), we will host a Craft 'N Sips to facilitate this connection and anticipated healing. Each craft will coincide with the current season or upcoming holiday.
Bringing families together who have experienced loss is often thought of as a sad experience. However, Three Little Birds vision for Remembrance Events centers around the idea that just being TOGETHER, no matter what we are doing, will create a safe place that can lead to talking and healing naturally. A few events that we have in mind will be a Dads Day at the Ballpark, a Donate your Dress Day for moms and a Wave of Light ceremony for families.