Three Little Birds Co-Founders named "Women who make a Difference" by Gloucester Township!
Three Little Birds Co-Founders, Kristen Samuelson and Desiree Miller, were nominated by Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer at the Gloucester Township monthly council meeting through a Township initiative to honor local "Women who Make a Difference" during Women's History Month. Earlier this year, Three Little Birds opened the Healing Nest in downtown Blackwood, a neighborhood and the heart of Gloucester Township.
Kristen and Desiree were honored along with four other fabulous women in the Township making significant and substantial changes to benefit our community. We are so honored to be recognized along with these individuals. Community is the foundation of Three Little Birds and we are grateful to be a positive part of it, especially when the nature of our mission supports tragedies faced by one in four families.
Three Little Birds were presented with plaques and received citations from the United States Congress and New Jersey Legislature in honor of this designation. Kristen and Desiree would like to dedicate this award to all the amazing women in our nest that support us in supporting what we do and allow us the honor of remembering and memorializing the little ones you carry in your hearts.
Some fun facts about Kristen and Desiree!
Kristen was raised in Gloucester Township and attended and graduated from Erial Elementary, CW Lewis and Highland Regional High School (class of 2000).
Desiree was also a childhood resident of Gloucester Township and attended Erial Elementary and CW Lewis as a kid.
It wasn't until working together for about two years that they realized that they lived on the same street about 20 houses apart in the same neighborhood! They don't specifically remember each other, but have shared memories of playing with neighborhood kids (life is funny!)
Kristen wrote proposals for capital improvement work throughout Gloucester Township through her two decades of employment with the Township Engineer - this includes the annual road program, roadway/traffic/park/recreation improvements and more from 2000-2021. Gloucester Township is very close to her heart.
While we do not do this work for public recognition, we are always grateful for the opportunity to share our mission and the work we do to shatter the stigma faced by families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss. We are so grateful to be recognized and celebrated by the community that raised us!
Thank you for your support!
-Love, Kristen & Desiree