We are so excited to join with you in making Angel Gowns!
When we first heard about Angel Gowns we knew we wanted to be a part of it. Many of us know people who have lost a baby too soon and it’s heartbreaking. Angel Gowns provides the opportunity to give a priceless gift to families during this vulnerable time in their lives.
I have a dear friend that lost her sweet daughter at 39 weeks. I had recently had a baby and those moments will forever be etched into my mind. My heart broke for her. I wanted to do something for her, but felt helpless. I felt that seeing me probably just made things worse because my hands were full, and hers were empty. She was strong, but that didn’t take away the pain she was dealing with. It is such a hard trial. One that is most people’s greatest fear! I love that we are able to do this to help those that are dealing with this difficult trial. Thank you in advance for joining us and leaving an imprint on these mom’s hearts and lives as they endure such a hard thing.
We first first heard about Angel Gowns from Rachel. She said,
I saw a CNN video on a lady the other day and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Michelle (and her friends) volunteer their time to deconstruct donated old wedding gowns and make tiny gowns for parents who have lost their babies. This made me so happy. When I had to shop for an outfit for my sons, Evan and Charlie, it was so miserable because you have to go to happy baby stores and try to find something that is more tiny than stores usually have. You don’t have a lot of time and nothing ever seems special enough. I love this idea of taking these happy wedding dresses and making them into beautiful and special outfits for babies who have died (premature, stillborn, or infant death). I reached out to Michelle to ask if I could help in any way. She sent me her patterns and some information and encouraged me to start my own non-profit in my hometown. I love to sew and have some available time, and this idea touched me.
Rachel has had to stop making gowns due to unforeseen circumstances, so she has graciously shared the patterns with our team so we can continue to provide this opportunity with all of you!
WANT TO BE A PART OF ANGEL GOWNS?
Things you can do to help:
- Donate a wedding dress (your own, or one purchased at a thrift store)
- Donate white material
- Donate money towards purchasing material
- Spread the word and help us make others aware of this wonderful opportunity!
For more information, please visit our Angel Gowns Project page. We would love it if you would include (or email) a picture of yourselves in your dress from your wedding day if possible. It’s not at all mandatory, but if you are willing, we’d love for you to write your story as well. It will be so neat for those moms who have lost their sweet babies to come and read stories from those that have loved and served on their behalf.
Thank you Imprint Nation! You all are the best! Life is awesome when you leave Real Imprints!