On October 15th, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, Three Little Birds hosted our 5th Annual Wave of Light event!
More than 30 families attended our event which provides comfort, support, validation and community to the one in four families that statistically will lose a pregnancy or baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, termination for medical reasons, SIDs and more.
The goal of our event is to create a safe, sacred space for loss parents to just...be. They can connect with others experiencing similar journeys and meet our Community Partners, find resources and hopefully a friend or two that "gets it".
Big thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and attendees for making our remembrance event so special. You will notice, that while the we were there to honor a very deep, life-long grief, most of our attendees are smiling, engaged and supporting one another as we celebrate the life of our much loved, always wanted babies.
We have so many thank yous - we are so lucky!
Thank you to our families who attended, shared and inspired others to continue to parent their child from beyond the grave and to create a meaningful moments in their baby's memory.
Thank you to Jefferson Health for being our Major Corporate Sponsor for the third consecutive year!
Thank you to the Mancini family for opening up your home and hearts and hosting us at your beautiful barn. It truly made the event magical!
Thank you to the Mancini's dog, Shadow, for being the emotional support pup we didn't know we needed!
Thank you to our volunteers - without you, none of this would have been possible! Brad, and Brooke Miller, Pat Herbert, Kristy Silcott, Nancy Landy, Rachel Wimmer, Kanei Green-Scott, Jenny Mulligan, Melissa Chrisner, Patricia Nace and our volunteer loss parents and bereavement doulas!
Thank you to our event sponsors - Bradley Funeral Home, D’Amico Travel, The Village – Support Education & Wellness, Abstrack Recording Studio, Hybrid Mobile Entertainment, McCann Healey Funeral Home, Valleybrook Country Club, Starr General Contracting and
Thank you to our Community Partners! We are rooted in community and collaboration with other businesses with shared missions in the family building community. Thank you to Kindred Beginnings, KG Doula Services, Wondertime, LLC, Hey Mama Lactation & Perinatal Care, Across the Spectrum Doula, Noelle’s Light, The TEARS Foundation – NJ, Float Haven Spa and Image is Everything Studios.
Thank you to our Food & Beverage Sponsors - The Herbert, Shapiro and Nace families!
Thank you to our Legacy Project families who are creating a legacy in their baby's memory that supports other families in our nest! Big or small, these projects have a tremendous impact on our organizations and the families we serve.
Thank you to our Giveaway Sponsor, the Marianni-Marchese family who donated a weekend getaway at the Jersey Shore to a loss family in our nest. Congrats to Erin and Tori Epstein, our Giveaway Winners!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our fundraisers and provided baskets for our basket raffle!
PHOTO GALLERY! Here are photos by our bereavement doula and professional photographer, Roseanne Bolger, of Native Oak Studios! Thank you for capturing all the magic!